Tofu Feta Cheese

Recipe By: The Vegan Chef

1 lb. extra firm tofu
3/4 C. water
1/2 C. mellow miso
2 T. white wine vinegar
2 T. lemon juice
1 t. salt
1/2 t. garlic powder

Cut the block of tofu in half lengthwise. Turn each half cut-side down on the board, cut through the outer edge of the block of tofu 3 times to yield 4 tofu cutlets from each half. This means that the block of tofu yields 8 tofu cutlets. On a large cookie sheet, place a layer of paper towels, then all of the tofu cutlets in a single layer, followed by another layer of paper towels, and finally place another large cookie sheet on top. Place several large cans or something very heavy on top of the cookie sheet and leave tofu to sit for 1 hour. This process is known as cutting tofu into cutlets and pressing. I use this technique a lot as it makes the texture of the tofu much firmer.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients and set aside. After the tofu has pressed for 1 hour, cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes. Place the cubes of tofu in a plastic container with a tight fitting lid. Pour the marinade over the top, cover with the lid, and gently toss the tofu. Chill and allow the tofu to marinate for several hours. Shake the tofu cubes before using. The tofu feta cubes can be used in salads and sandwiches. Kept refrigerated, the tofu feta will stay fresh for 2-3 weeks.

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