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Boursin Cheese Spread

December 17, 2016 (Last Updated: September 7, 2019)

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Homemade Boursin Cheese Spread

Boursin Cheese Spread on a homemade cracker.

During the holidays there are so many parties and get-togethers to attend. One of my favorite foods to prepare and bring to any party is this homemade Boursin Cheese Spread.  

I don’t mind the actual Borusin Cheese you buy in those fancy little packages. They are delicious. The only problem is they are so darned expensive for such a tiny little package. And one little package is never enough!

Homemade Boursin Cheese Spread is so economical and the recipe makes a huge amount! You can take some to your party and keep some at home for nibbling later!

A cheese spread served on a small china plate.

You do want to make this cheese spread several hours ahead of time so it has a chance for the flavors to meld together and for the cheese to setup. I decided to mold the cheese to make a nice presentation. You could also just put it in a nice serving bowl.

How do I mold Boursin Cheese?

  1. Use a small dish lined with plastic wrap.
  2. Fill the bowl with the cheese and then wrap the plastic wrap over the top and chilled for 2 hours. A white bowl filled with a soft cheese.
  3. To remove the cheese, simply unwrapped the top, placed the cheese upside down on a plate. A small white bowl placed upside down on a plate.
  4. Remove the bowl and then remove the plastic wrap. A cheese ball with a piece of plastic wrap covering the surface.
  5. Any imperfections on the cheese can be smoothed out with a knife or the back of a spoon. A small cheese ball on a small plate.

You can really impress your guests by serving this cheese spread along with homemade rustic crackers

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A cheese ball topped with fresh chopped green onions.

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Homemade Boursin cheese spread

Boursin Cheese Spread

Creamy cheese with herbs and garlic.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 20 people
Calories 164 kcal


  • 16 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 8 ounces butter (softened)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes


  • In a large mixing bowl add cream cheese and butter. Mix until smooth.
  • Add minced garlic, Parmesan cheese and dried herbs. 
  • Mix until well incorporated.
  • Scoop cheese mixture into a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours before serving. 

To Mold Cheese

  • Line a small bowl with plastic wrap.
  • Fill bowl with cheese mixture.
  • Cover cheese with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Remove from refrigerator and unwrap top of bowl.
  • Invert bowl onto a plate. Remove bowl and then remove remaining plastic wrap
  • Smooth out any rough spots with a knife or the back of a spoon.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley or slice green onions. 


Recipe adapted from


Calories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 174mgPotassium: 35mgVitamin A: 600IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 0.2mg
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  • Reply
    Nicole V
    September 23, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Can you freeze Boursin?

    • Reply
      September 23, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      Hi Nicole, I have not tried freezing this cheese before. I don’t know if it would freeze well or not.

  • Reply
    Karyl Henry
    November 9, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    5 stars
    I LOVE Boursin cheese, but you’re right about the cost. And I had to stop buying it a couple of years ago, because I would literally eat the whole thing myself in a few days :)I had no idea it was so easy to make at home! Will have to make this for sure

    • Reply
      November 10, 2018 at 7:19 am

      This makes a big batch, so you’ll be able to share! 🙂

  • Reply
    December 27, 2016 at 7:39 am

    I seriously LOVE the idea of making this yourself! Full disclosure: I just discovered the magic of boursin cheese spread a couple of months ago. I would really rather make it on my own, though! So glad you shared this recipe!

    • Reply
      January 3, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      You need to give this a try! It’s super easy and soooo delicious!

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