Nori, Sesame Seed, and Togarashi Cheese Ball

By Samantha Weiss Hills
October 15, 2015
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Makes: 1 cheese ball

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 sheet nori (dried seaweed)
  • 1 teaspoon togarashi, plus more for garnish
  • Sea salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste
  • Black and white sesame seeds, for garnish
  1. In a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a spatula, whip the cream cheese and butter together until fully incorporated.
  2. Add the soy sauce, mayonnaise, nori, togarashi, and salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly, and turn onto a sheet of plastic wrap.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, or at least until the cream cheese mixture is firm to the touch.
  4. Remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator, and shape into a ball.
  5. On a baking sheet, spread out the sesame seeds and additional togarashi and roll the cheese ball in them so that it is fully covered. Serve with crisp cucumbers and crackers.

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