Add the cashews and the water to a large bowl or a mason jar and soak overnight.
Making the Cheese
Strain the water off of the cashews and then place the nuts into the bowl of your food processor.
Add the remaining ingredients and process until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You can add a little water to thin if needed.
Serve with veggies or crackers.
Adjust the thickness: Add more or less water to adjust the thickness of the cheese spread. You can make it dippable, like the consistency of a ranch dressing. Nutritional yeast adds a nice cheesy flavor to this dairy-free cheese. Variations: