Cashel Blue Cheesecake with Honey

Cashel Blue Cheesecake 
with Honey
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  • 12 to 16Servings


  • 7 oz. oatcakes, such as Nairn's (found in the specialty cheese aisle) or graham crackers, pulsed to fine crumbs in a food processor (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup (2oz.) walnuts, toasted and pulsed to fine crumbs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) plus 4 tbsp. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 7 tbsp. flour
  • 9 oz. blue cheese, such as Cashel Blue, crumbled (about 2 cups)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp. honey, plus more for serving


1. Preheat the oven to 275°. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8-inch springform pan.

2. In a large bowl, mix the oatcake and walnut crumbs, melted butter, a pinch of salt and some black pepper until thoroughly combined. Transfer the crust mixture to the pan. Using the back of a spoon, spread the crumbs in an even layer, pressing with the spoon to compact the crust. Refrigerate while you make the filling.

3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese at medium speed until smooth. Add the sour cream; beat again until smooth. Add the eggs in three additions, beating to blend between additions.

4. Sift the flour over the cream cheese mixture; season and fold to blend. Fold in the blue cheese, thyme and 2 tsp. honey.

5. Spoon the filling over the crust; smooth the top. Bake until the cake wobbles very slightly in the center, about 1 hour. Turn off the heat and let the cake cool completely in the oven, about 2 hours. Slice and serve with a drizzle of honey.