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Boursin Cheese Spread

Homemade Boursin cheese spread

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.

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

 

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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42 Comments

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

    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.

  • 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
    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
    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 🙂 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
    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
    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. 🙂 I’ve never thought about making my own though…what a fun idea. Definitely need to try this and soon! 🙂

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

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

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

    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! 🙂

  • 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
    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
    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 🙂

    • 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
    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 😉

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

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

  • 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
    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 🙂

  • 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! 🙂

  • 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! 🙂 Happy Holidays

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

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

  • 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
    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
      Kathy
      November 10, 2018 at 7:19 am

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

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