Don't tell anyone. I'm pretty sure I can be arrested for this here in France. ;) It tastes good, looks right, it shreds, but only softens when heated. I have yet to solve the melty puzzle.
Here is what you will need...
1 1/2 cups water
Agar-agar - 5 packages of 4 g each (or 3 tbsp)
A small saucepan
350 g (12 oz) jar of cashew nut puree ("butter", or make your own by blending raw nuts)
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
Juice of one lemon
1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp tomato paste
A mixing bowl and spoon
A plastic container and lid to act as a mold
In the saucepan, bring the water and agar-agar to a boil, whisking mixture to blend. Lower heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until the agar-agar is melted and the mixture is thickened.
Mix this and all the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into the plastic container sprayed with Pam. Cover and chill until firm.
Turn out onto a serving plate. Keep covered with plastic wrap when storing. Will keep about 5 days in fridge.