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Boursin Cheese Spread

December 17, 2016 (Last Updated: March 23, 2019)

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!

Boursin Cheese Spread

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.

Boursin Cheese Spread Boursin Cheese Spread Making homemade Boursin Cheese Spread. Boursin Cheese Spread being unwrapped and placed on a serving plate.






To mold the cheese, I used a small dish lined with plastic wrap. I filled the bowl with the cheese and then wrap the plastic wrap over the top and chilled for 2 hours. To remove the cheese, I simply unwrapped the top, placed the cheese upside down on a plate, removed the bowl and then removed the plastic wrap. The imperfections on the cheese can be smoothed out with a knife or the back of a spoon.

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


PIN for Later

Homemade Boursin Cheese with fresh chopped green onions on top.

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
  • 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
  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


Nutrition Facts
Boursin Cheese Spread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 174mg 7%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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

    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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