Combine all ingredients but cheese in a food processor and pulse until creamy. Transfer to bowl and mix in the cheese. Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
FYI: The unique array of active constituents called flavonoids found in basil provide protection at the cellular level. Orientin and vicenin are two water-soluble flavonoids that have been of particular interest in basil, and in studies on human white blood cells; these components of basil protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage.