Muenster is a cheese from the United States, not to be confused with the French variety, Munster. Non-dairy Muenster has a semi-soft texture with an orange “rind” and a slightly ripened, buttery flavor. The coloration of the “rind” is created by rubbing the exterior of the cheese with sweet paprika. Slices are ideal for cold sandwiches and for melting on burgers or other grilled sandwiches.
Prepare Cheese Mold
Spray your cheese mold with a scant amount of non-stick spray. Using a paper towel whip the non-stick spray around the inside of your mold.
Pour in your Smoked paprika and dust the bottom and sides of your mold. Remove any excess paprika from your mold.
Place your coconut oil in the microwave on low power. Heat gently until melted, do not heat on high or you can ruin the integrity of the coconut oil.
Reserve your lactic acid for after the cooking process.
Using a blender; first pour your water into the blender.
Place all the rest of your soy milk powder, tapioca starch, salt, nutritional yeast flakes, ground mustard, onion powder, and carrageenan kappa into the blender.
Important: If you pour the ingredients into the blender first it can sometimes clump to the bottom.
Blend the contents, scraping the sides as needed.
Mix with Coconut Oil
Once fully incorporated, pour your mixture into a nonstick pan.
Pour your coconut oil into the nonstick pan with your cheese mixture.
Using a silicone whisk or spatula, stir the mixture constantly as you cook on medium heat.
The coconut oil will not mix in immediately, as you cook the mixture will come together.
Your mixture should be smooth and not clumpy. At this point you can mix in your lactic acid.
Pour into Mold, Refrigerate
Pour the cheese mixture into your paprika lined mold and place in the refrigerator.
Cool your cheese until it is cool and firm to the touch. This should take around 1 hour. Do not leave the cheese in the refrigerator for too long as it can form a skin.
Once your cheese is cooled remove it from your pan and place it on some dry paper towels. Wrap the cheese in a single layer of paper towels and place in a plastic resealable bag. You can eat it immediately, but for the best texture let it rest for a day or two.