Cashews is what I usually use to make vegan cheese, but sweet potato is actually a great base for any sort of thick spicy cheeses. It blends beautifully, adding a creamy smooth texture, and with the spices the sweetness is covered up. They are an amazing vegetable, a good source of vitamins A, C, E and B6, manganese and magnesium. Unlike most starch foods, sweet potato actually improves blood sugar regulation - with their superior fiber content, this means that their caloric energy is used more slowly and efficiently. This cheese can be used for dips but I like it best when I use it as a base to pizzas and rolls. I smother spoonfuls of it onto Philly 'cheesesteaks' and can't can never enough!