Line an 8 by 8 pan or spring form with parchment paper.
Add all crust ingredients to a food processor and pulse until fine crumbs.
Evenly press crust mixture into the bottom of the pan.
Pour 1 cup water into a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat until simmering.
Add gelatin and simmer and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool.
Add cream cheese to a stand mixer and blend on low until smoother in texture.
Add remaining ingredients and blend until all incorporated and no visible lumps of cream cheese.
Keep stand mixer on low while pouring in cooled gelatin and continue until it's all absorbed.
Pour filling onto crust and cover and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
Top with whipped cream if desired!