Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

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Some bread, some Homemade Boursin Cheese, and we are good. Who needs anything else?

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With a flavor and texture akin to cream cheese, Boursin Cheese got its start (and its name) from a French cheesemaker named Francois Boursin. He created the cheese in 1957 by combining fresh cheese and herbs, and his recipe became the first-flavored cheese to be sold nationally in France. The TV slogan for the brand evolved to, “Du pain, du Boursin, on est bein” (Some bread, some Boursin, we are good). For once, the marketers got it right.

This cheese is so versatile: you can add everything from garlic and herbs to cracked black pepper to fig and balsamic. While a warm baguette is my favorite delivery device, I also like to combine the Boursin with some specialty crackers. And we are good.

I love the ability to make this appetizer at home. It’s so easy to make, taking only about five minutes, and the recipe is a cost-effective alternative to the store brands. The Homemade Boursin always makes an appearance on my table, especially during the holidays. It offers a nice variety to some of my other favorites, including Spinach Artichoke Dip and Ham and Cheese Pinwheels. And it is of course the key ingredients in my famous Boursin cheese pasta.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 oz butter 
  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp parmesan, grated
  • 1/4 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
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How to Make – The Steps

Step 1: Bring the butter and cream cheese to room temperature. Then, place the butter and cream cheese in a bowl and mix until well combined.

Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe step 1

Step 2: In a separate bowl, combine garlic powder, parmesan, and the herbs.

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Step 3: Add the cream cheese-butter mixture to the herb mixture and combine.

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Step 4: Serve the homemade Boursin cheese at room temperature. Enjoy with bread or crackers!

Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe step 4

Top Tips For a Perfect Homemade Boursin Cheese

  • The flavors fully develop with an overnight in the refrigerator, so try to make this cheese at least a day in advance.
  • If you like, you can shape the cheese into rounds to look like the store-bought brands. Quiz your guests afterward to see if they could tell the difference!
  • To bring out the herb flavors, crush them between your fingers before mixing in.
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FAQs

What are some variations?

You can experiment with a variety of fresh herbs, from parsley and dill to basil and thyme. You can drizzle it with honey or balsamic vinegar or even add some cranberry and spice for the holidays. Another favorite combination is to add maple bourbon or salmon to the mixture.

What are some other ways to use this Homemade Boursin Cheese?

You can add a dollop to mashed potatoes, pasta, stuffed chicken breasts, and so much more. Go wild!

Any lighter variations?

One option is to use low-fat cream cheese. You can also use yogurt for a tangier taste in your cheese.

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Serving Suggestions

I like to serve this Homemade Boursin Cheese with an array of crackers, baguette slices, and crudite. It’s also delicious as a smear on a turkey sandwich or can be used to amplify the flavor in other savory dishes.

How to Store

This cheese is best made a day ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator. It tastes best if you bring the cheese to room temperature before serving. Plan to use the cheese within two weeks.

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Homemade Boursin Cheese

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 207 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 oz butter
  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp parmesan grated
  • 1/4 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley

Instructions
 

  • Bring butter and cream cheese to room temperature. Then, place the butter and cream cheese in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine garlic powder, parmesan, and the herbs.
  • Add the cream cheese-butter mixture to the herb mixture and combine.
  • Serve the homemade Boursin cheese at room temperature. Enjoy with bread or crackers!

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 200mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 748IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 0.1mg
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