Smoky Sesame Cheese Log Recipe
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Smoky Sesame Cheese Log Recipe

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"We love the bacon flavor in this cheesy mixture. Served with wheat or sesame crackers. Served with wheat or sesame crackers, it's yummy!" relates Katie Sloan from Charlotte, North Carolina.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke,optional
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • Assorted fresh vegetables or crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 143 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the first five ingredients until blended. Add Liquid Smoke if desired. Shape mixture into a log. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. For topping, combine the bacon, sesame seeds and chives; roll cheese log in topping. Serve with vegetables or crackers. Yield: 1 cheese log.
Originally published as Smoky Sesame Cheese Log in Taste of Home December/January 2004, p9

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bknappenberger User ID: 2569466 75263
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"I make this as a appetizer at Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. It is one of my most requested dishes."

krystaljoy User ID: 4390151 60466
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"I have made this many time and always get requests for the recipe. This ones a keeper."

wakey1 User ID: 1558612 129204
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"Have made this recipe numberous times as an apppetizer for our guests at our bed and breakfast to rave reviews every time!"

HBcook User ID: 2966570 137471
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"Great spread. I halved the recipe and only used 1/4 teaspoon of the liquid smoke and it was just enough for a little hint of smoke."

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