Savoury Cheese Truffles


Serves 25
1 x 8 oz package (227 g) cream cheese, room temperature
1 tbsp (15 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup (125 ml) crumbled feta cheese
2 green onions, trimmed and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1½ tsp (7 ml) finely chopped fresh dill
1 tsp (5 ml) dried oregano
¼ tsp (1 ml) smoked paprika
⅛ tsp (0.5 ml) freshly ground black pepper
¾ cup (175 ml) black sesame seeds


  1. In a large bowl, with a handheld beater fitted with whisk attachments, beat together cream cheese and olive oil. Add feta, green onion, garlic, dill, oregano, smoked paprika and black pepper and stir together with a wooden spoon. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Pour black sesame seeds onto a plate and shake until seeds are in an even layer. Scoop about 1-in (2.5 cm) rounds of cheese mixture into your hands and roll into a ball before placing onto seeds and rolling to coat. Place cheese truffles on a serving plate and refrigerate until ready to enjoy.
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