Herb Cream Cheese Recipe

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At this point I would like to introduce you to my Herb Cream Cheese Recipe. A spread for bread or a side dish for warm meals.

Cream cheese with herbs is prepared very quickly and leaves the finished, purchased similar product from the trade miles behind.

The really small effort in preparation makes a huge difference in taste.

I can only advise everyone to jump over their little inertia shadow to land so far ahead in culinary terms! 

In my recipe I will show you how to make this beautiful spread very quickly and easily. Have fun with the preparation and enjoyment!

1. Recipe Herb Cream Cheese

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Herb Cream Cheese

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 4
Calories 116
Total Time 25 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.

Simple tutorial for preparing herb cream cheese.

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Herb Cream Cheese Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


200 g cream cheese
3 tsp lemon juice
3 tbs chive rolls (Please cut fresh and thin)
3 tbs fresh dill (or parsley, chervil, marjoram, oregano, lovage…)
3 tbs green fine cress
3 pinches Salt (I use Himalayan salt)
2 pinches Pepper (I use black pepper)
some garden cress (to decorate)


Cut the chives
Chives finely cut into rolls on a black board.

Cut chives

Cut the chives into fine rolls.

Chopped herbs
Chives, dill and cress freshly cut with halved lemon.

Cut herbs

Cut dill and cress finely as well.

Add herbs to the cream cheese
The finely chopped herbs in the bowl with the cream cheese, lemons on the board.

Add ingredients

Put the fresh cheese in a bowl.

Add the herbs, lemon juice and salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.

Mix freshly cream cheese with herbs
Mix the freshly cut herbs with the cream cheese.

Stir ingredients

Mix the cream with a spoon.

Herbal cream cheese served
Cream cheese served with decorated with cress.


Portion the cream and decorate with garden cress.

Herbal cream cheese recipe picture
Herb Cream Cheese Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Bon appetit!

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3. Tips to Prepare Herb Cream Cheese

First of all, we briefly think about the ingredients:

  1. Cream cheese:
    Here I would go back to the classic Philadelphia.
    If this is not available, I would simply advise you to get the cheapest classic cream cheese (dealer’s own brand).
    You let this cream cheese drain for about 3 hours in a kitchen towel and a fine sieve – you can also squeeze out a little bit of the liquid at the end.
  2. Herbs:
    Fresh herbs are the best!
    I use chives, dill and cress.
    Use a sharp knife to cut the herbs.
    You can use parsley, chervil and even thyme, oregano or marjoram in addition or as a substitute.
    I would personally refrain from using frozen herbs.
  3. Lemon:
    Here I only use the juice from fresh fruits
  4. Spices:
    I use primal salt, freshly ground pepper and cayenne pepper.
  5. NO onion!!!
    This would lead to fermentation if the herbal cream cheese is kept and we don’t want that.

About preparation:

The preparation of our great fresh cheese is relatively simple after the purchase.

So, the ingredients make the cream, right?! Basically you just have to chop the herbs into small pieces.

Then mix the cream cheese plus herbs plus lemon juice plus spices well with a spoon.

Decorate finely with cress or sprouts. And your cream of cream cheese and herbs is ready to eat.

Shelf life of cheese preparation:

The cream cheese preparation can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days without onions.

That’s the reason I don’t add onions.

Onions could ferment.

Chives are preserved to a limited extent by adding salt, sugar and lemon juice.

It has proven useful to put the cheese preparation in jars with lids.

Alternatively, a tin with a lid can be used.

Chopped herbs
Freshly cut chives, dill and cress
Herbal cream cheese served
Cream cheese served with decorated with cress.

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