Sesame Garlic Cheese Spread

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Hey Jude

I like to keep a container of this in my fridge during the holidays, when I inevitably have unexpected guests. It keeps for a week and is quick and easy to make. Adapted from a Sunset cookbook.

Top Review by ImPat

I am reviewing this without stars for I do not know what went wrong as when I made it and put it in the fridge it was fine and tasted really good but when I took it out 24 hours later and left on the table for the 30 minutes it had gone to a liquid mix, the only thing I can think of is I did use a very low fat cream cheese and a smooth ricotta cheese otherwise made exactly as per recipe. UPDATE tried serving it straight out of the refrigerator (divided it into 2 pots and served the second once the first was finished) and all was eaten up with crackers, thank you Hey Jude in the end it turned out great.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small frying pan over medium heat, toast sesame seeds, shaking pan often, until golden (about 2 minutes); remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; beat in ricotta, parsley, garlic salt and sesame seeds.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for up to a week but before serving, let stand at room temperature until softened (about 30 minutes).
  4. Mound in a small serving bowl and serve with veggies.

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