I have posted this before but wanted to do an update. We would always go eat lunch at Ladles in Freshfield Village when I worked on Kiawah. They had a special on Tuesdays that was delish - apple and bacon with herbed cream cheese. I have played around with the herbage mixture for a while and this time was better. I used a 4 oz hunk of cream cheese and added maybe a 1/2 clove of raw garlic and some basil. I would have preferred fresh basil but the skanko Bi-Lo closest to our house was out so dry it was. I only use Granny Smith's (you want that tartness) and slice them very thin. Serve on toasted wheat bread.
However, a chef friend recommended roasting the garlic (duh) so that will be my approach next time. This should make a huge difference. I'll probably wrap two cloves in foil with a little olive oil, roast until mushy (technical terms here), mash with a fork and add slowly to the cream cheese. Can't wait!