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Nori, Sesame Seed, and Togarashi Cheese Ball



– 8 ounces Real California cream cheese, softened – 3 tablespoons Real California 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
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1. In a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a spatula, whip the Real California 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.

Servings: one cheese ball