The Best Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Nov 06, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Sep 11, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

Homemade Boursin is a soft, creamy cheese blended with garlic and herbs – the most delicious herb cream cheese! This Boursin Cheese Recipe is so irresistible, you’ll want to dip on repeat.

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Boursin Cheese Recipe

For years I have been slathering Boursin cheese onto everything from crackers to burgers. It’s so creamy, melts easily and adds amazing flavor to just about everything! It’s the most delicious savory garlic and herb cream cheese recipe that I know you’re going to love.

It’s the perfect way to take ham and cheese sliders, burger sliders, steak sliders, sauce on steak, baked chicken breast, cheese stuffed chicken breast to the next level. Use it in your grilled cheese, add onto any grilling recipe, smoked salmon, bagels, veggies, toss it with pasta or even fruit like peaches- and it will take it over the top!

Boursin cheese ball on a cream platter with crackers and a cheese spreader. #boursincheese

I’ve even slathered it on top of warm asparagus to make an amazing sauce! Blend it into mashed potatoes, twice baked potatoes, scalloped potatoes, deviled eggs for a side dish everyone will be talking about! If you love store-bought Boursin cheese, you will fall head over heels in love with this homemade Boursin cheese recipe.

Boursin cheese ball on a cream platter with crackers and a cheese spreader. #boursincheese

Homemade Boursin Ingredients

Chances are you have many of the homemade Boursin cheese recipe ingredients you need already in your spice cabinet!

Cream Cheese – this gives it the creamy factory that makes it easy to spread, yet moldable as a cheese ball. Bring it to room temperature so that it blends easily. While Boursin is officially made with Gournay cheese, cream cheese is almost identical and easily accessible. It also has a higher moisture content so it creates and even creamier cheese spread! Learn how to soften cream cheese – so easy!

Butter – this gives homemade Boursin cheese that melt in your mouth quality.

Garlic – fresh garlic cloves, minced garlic or powdered garlic. Your choice! Use whatever you have on hand. If using fresh garlic cloves, mince fine.

Boursin cheese ball on a cream platter with crackers and a cheese spreader. #boursincheese

Grated Parmesan – fresh is always best, but pre-grated parmesan works as well. You likely won’t notice the difference in this recipe.

Herbs – Garlic, herbs and spices (traditionally dried) make this recipe easy to mix up on a whim. A blend of dill weed, marjoram, basil, chives, black pepper, thyme, and parsley are the perfect combination. Traditional Boursin cheese includes just chives and parsley, but this blend takes it up a notch.

Of course you can substitute with fresh herbs if you prefer. To do so, just multiply all the dried herb measurements by three, as it will require more fresh than dry. The fresh herbs should be finely minced.

White bowl of herb cream cheese with crackers, and a hand spreading cheese onto a cracker. #homemadeboursin

How to Make this Boursin Cheese Recipe

  1. Combine cream cheese and butter in a mixer or food processor for a smooth texture.
  2. Add dry herbs and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate to shape into a ball- it’s delicious either way.

looking into a kitchenaid mixer with herb cream cheese spread. #boursincheese #homemadeboursin

Tips for Making this Herb Cream Cheese

  • As I mentioned before, the original Boursin cheese recipe is made with Gournay cheese. However, I have almost always made it with cream cheese because it’s so much easier to find and have on hand. Also, it’s remarkably similar in texture and flavor! 
  • If mixing by hand, use whipped cream cheese. It is a significantly easier shortcut if you don’t have access to a mixer or food processor.
  • Allow Boursin to marinate in the refrigerator for at least four hours for the best results.
  • Make it a beautiful holiday gift by putting your herb cream cheese into a Weck jar. 
  • Store in an airtight container refrigerated for up to two weeks.

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Boursin Cheese Recipe Variations

  • Substitute light cream cheese for a lower calorie option.
  • Serve with vegetables to make this spread keto friendly.
  • Use whatever fresh or dried herbs you have on hand- experiment! 
  • Add a little lemon juice or lemon zest at the end for an extra pop of flavor.

marble surface with a single cracker and knife spreading boursin cheese. #homemadeboursin

Homemade Boursin Cheese Appetizers

Whip it up and it makes an amazing appetizer. I love serving cheese spread at parties because it works for guests with dietary restrictions- this herb cream cheese is gluten free and can also work with Keto diets. Some of my favorite homemade Boursin appetizer ideas:

  • enjoy it as a cheese spread
  • stuff dates and wrap with bacon or prosciutto
  • stuffed mushrooms
  • stuffed into jalapeño poppers
  • mini stuffed cherry peppers
  • stuffed cherry tomatoes
  • baked in phyllo cups
  • in rollups with tortillas and your favorite lunch meats sliced into pretty spirals
  • on bruschetta
  • Boursin cheese ball 

Boursin cheese ball on a cream platter with crackers and a cheese spreader. #boursincheese

Seriously, the options are endless! Whip up this delicious Boursin cheese recipe in minutes and keep it on hand for anything and everything. You’ll never regret it! Want to up your burger game? Try this boursin cheese on top of your burgers in the oven. So deliciously decadent! 

Pre-packaged Boursin is great, but you’ll find it’s just as easy to make it at home and significantly less expensive.  The store-bought version can be slightly crumbly, while the homemade version adds to that creaminess factor you’ll love. Not to mention that it doesn’t have any preservatives! 

White bowl of herb cream cheese with crackers, and a hand spreading cheese onto a cracker. #homemadeboursin

More of my Favorite Cheese Spreads

If you love this homemade Boursin, you’re going to love these cheesy dip and spread recipes too! 

Another cheesy appetizer you’ll love? These incredible baked cheese, pear and prosciutto crescent rolls!

Tell me- do you love Boursin Cheese as much as I do? If I could make a full meal out of dip alone, I would certainly do it! I’d love to hear from you if you create this homemade Boursin cheese. Please come back and leave a comment and review! 

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Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

Homemade Boursin is a soft, creamy cheese blended with garlic and herbs. This Boursin Cheese Recipe is so irresistible, you'll want to dip on repeat.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 16
Calories: 203kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz butter room temperature
  • 16 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp parmesan fresh grated
  • 1 tbsp dill weed dried
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram dried
  • 1/2 tsp basil dried
  • 1/2 tsp chives dried
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 tbsp parsley dried

Instructions

  • Bring butter and cream cheese to room temperature.
  • In a separate bowl, combine garlic, parmesan cheese and herbs.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, combine butter/cheese mixture with herbs.
  • If using as a dip, simply refrigerate to allow the flavors to marinate and then serve at room temp.
  • If serving as a cheese ball, refrigerate and then use wax paper to shape into a ball.

Notes

  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two weeks.
  • Serve room temperature as a dip.
  • If serving as a cheese ball, simply refrigerate first and then shape into ball.
  • Fresh and dried herbs can be interchanged- if using fresh, simply multiply the amounts by three.
  • To keep this recipe both Keto and gluten-friendly, be sure to serve with fresh veggies!

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 43mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 762IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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