BEAT cream cheese in a bowl with a wooden spoon, until smooth. Stir in gruyère, onion flakes, caramelized onion, flaxseeds, sesame seeds and garlic. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap, twisting top. Refrigerate until firm, about hour.
UNWRAP cheese ball and coat with pecans.
Chatelaine Quickies: French onion macaroni and cheese