Sweet Basil and Goat Cheese Cheesecake

Serves 6


  • Preheat the oven to 350º.
  • To prepare the crust, stir together cheese, bread crumbs, and salt. With a fork, mix in melted butter until incorporated. Press into the bottom of a 7-inch springform pan. Set aside.
  • Blanche the basil in boiling water for 15 seconds or until the leaves are bright green. Transfer to an ice water bath to halt the cooking. Drain and place in a food processor. Pulse together with olive oil and salt until smooth.
  • For filling, in a mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and goat cheese until smooth and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add sour cream and basil mixture and mix until just incorporated.
  • Pour filling mixture into crust. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until the center is set but still barely jiggly. Remove to a wire rack and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight. Release springform sides prior to serving.
  • Serve with sea salt crackers.

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