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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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5 from 4 votes
Homemade Boursin cheese spread
Boursin Cheese Spread
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Creamy cheese with herbs and garlic.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boursin cheese recipe, cheese spread recipe, cream cheese spread recipe, easy cheese spread recipe, homemade boursin cheese
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 164 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl add cream cheese and butter. Mix until smooth.

  2. Add minced garlic, Parmesan cheese and dried herbs. 

  3. Mix until well incorporated.

  4. Scoop cheese mixture into a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours before serving. 

To Mold Cheese
  1. Line a small bowl with plastic wrap.

  2. Fill bowl with cheese mixture.

  3. Cover cheese with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  4. Remove from refrigerator and unwrap top of bowl.

  5. Invert bowl onto a plate. Remove bowl and then remove remaining plastic wrap

  6. Smooth out any rough spots with a knife or the back of a spoon.

  7. Garnish with fresh parsley or slice green onions. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Food.com

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Nutrition Facts
Boursin Cheese Spread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 174mg8%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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44 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole V
    September 23, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Can you freeze Boursin?

    • Reply
      Kathy
      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.
      Thanks!

  • 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
      Kathy
      November 10, 2018 at 7:19 am

      This makes a big batch, so you’ll be able to share! šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Sara
    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
      Kathy
      January 3, 2017 at 8:38 pm

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

  • Reply
    Katie Crenshaw
    December 24, 2016 at 5:11 am

    5 stars
    Kathy, this looks absolutely delicious. I love Boursin Cheese. I can’t wait to make this. Merry Christmas!

  • Reply
    Adina
    December 22, 2016 at 2:29 am

    I love dips and spreads and I make them all the time. This one sounds great as well, I might give it a try. I wish a Happy Christmas, Kathy!

  • Reply
    CakePants
    December 20, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Oh, this looks fabulous! I had no idea it was so easy to make a spread like this. Can’t wait to try it sometime soon!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 21, 2016 at 4:00 am

      I hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    December 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Cheese is my jam during the holidays and this Boursin Cheese Spread sounds amazing with some crackers.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 21, 2016 at 4:00 am

      That’s my kind of dinner!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    December 20, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Those little packages are definitely expensive!! Although definitely delicious! haha Love this homemade version! Happy holidays Kathy!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 21, 2016 at 3:59 am

      They are soooo delicious, but so is this homemade version! šŸ™‚ Happy Holidays

  • Reply
    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    December 20, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I love boursin cheese, Kathy. I never thought of making it myself. What a great idea! I like making things myself so I know exactly what I’m eating. Definitely going to try this. Happy Holidays!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 21, 2016 at 3:59 am

      Thanks, Geraldine! Happy Holidays to you too! šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Amanda
    December 20, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Yes, cheese can get so expensive when you buy it for parties. I like this idea much more. It sounds delicious. At get together you can always find me next to the cheese (when I’m not next to the dessert ?)

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 21, 2016 at 3:58 am

      All you really need for any party is cheese and desserts šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    December 20, 2016 at 5:34 am

    Boursin cheese always pops up on my Facebook feed…..should I be concerned? I mean, it’s the word sin right in there. Hehe. I think it’s pretty pricey at the store so I should really try making my own. Thanks for this inspirational idea!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 21, 2016 at 3:58 am

      Thanks, Laura! Happy Holidays!

  • Reply
    Lauren
    December 19, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    cream cheese AND butter ~ this is why my previous recipe seemed subpar, I wasn’t using the AND butter part. #duh, it all makes sense now. I’ll definitely be putting this recipe to work over the holiday break šŸ˜‰

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 20, 2016 at 4:42 am

      There’s just something about butter that makes everything better!

  • Reply
    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    December 19, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I just bought 2 of those darned little boursin cheese packages the other day! Luckily, they were on sale but I can literally eat one package in one sitting because I’m so addicted to it so that’s not good. Now I can make it at home all the time and eat it 24/7! heeheehee šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 19, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Don’t worry, there’s plenty of time for Boursin cheese….next time you can make your own!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    December 19, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Girl, you are so creative! I love that you made this yourself and I’m all for saving a buck!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      I know! And that means more cheese dip for us!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    December 19, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I have only had bourse cheese a couple of times, which needs to change now. Because I so want to try this cheese spread. Can’t wait to try this amazing spread. YUM!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 19, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Super yummy! It goes on with so many different types of foods too!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    December 19, 2016 at 8:54 am

    5 stars
    Oh my gaaaawsh!!! I LOVE boursin cheese, but I have never even thought about making it myself!! This is SOOO genius, Kathy! I can’t believe how easy it is too! You better bet I will be making this soon!! I can’t wait! Pinned! Cheers!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 19, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne! Anything we can make is always better! šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan
    December 19, 2016 at 6:29 am

    This is such a delightful spread! I love Boursin cheese too -but you are spot on – it’s way too pricey – but this homemade version is not only more budget friendly, but it sounds delicious – my sister loves dips and spreads and I must add this to our Christmas apps! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 19, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      It would make a perfect gift too!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    December 19, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Oh man, I love Boursin cheese! Our neighbors always have it at their Christmas get-togethers, and I pretty much just set up shop right there next to it. šŸ™‚ I’ve never thought about making my own though…what a fun idea. Definitely need to try this and soon! šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 19, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Now you can have a HUGE bowl full of this delicious cheese! šŸ™‚ Your friends will be impressed!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    December 19, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I love boursin cheese Kathy and I’ve never thought to make my own. And I always have all the spices you’ve included right in my pantry! I’ll definitely be trying this. I make a chicken dish that’s stuffed with boursin and roasted red peppers. It’s delish! Next time I make it it will be homemade all the way! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 19, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      You can use fresh herbs, but this time I used all dry herbs since I just don’t have any fresh this time of year….delicious either way!

  • Reply
    Dawn
    December 19, 2016 at 5:21 am

    I love this cheese and as a matter of fact have two packages in my fridge right now! I’ve never had a homemade version, but can’t wait to try! Love all herbs in there. And I bet it is so much better than store bought šŸ™‚ I could totally make a meal out of this with some crusty bread or crackers!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 19, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      I’m with you…I could eat this for dinner with crackers just about every night!

  • Reply
    mira
    December 18, 2016 at 7:56 am

    This spread looks amazing! Love Boursin, so I’m sure I’ll love this one, too! Pinned!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 18, 2016 at 11:47 am

      It is such a lovely garlicky, herby spread!

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    December 18, 2016 at 7:03 am

    You are so right, it is expensive for such a little amount of cheese! Love that you made your own and I’m sure it tastes better, and fresher, than the original! Beautiful appetizer! Happy Holidays!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 18, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Thanks! Happy Holidays to you too!

  • Reply
    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    December 17, 2016 at 11:03 am

    5 stars
    This recipe sounds like I could really save some money (by not buying the expensive little packets of this cheese). The name ‘Boursin’ sounds like it might be a strong smelly kind of cheese spread, but I see the ingredients would be flavorful but not too strong. Happy holidays to you, Kathy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 18, 2016 at 5:20 am

      Hi Fran, No stinky cheese here….just a mild cream cheese with garlic and herbs! Super delicious.

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