The Best Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Jul 20, 2020 | 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.

A white bowl of Boursin cheese spread on a marble counter top with crackers spread around. #homemadeboursin #boursincheeserecipe

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.

It’s quick, easy, fresh and flavorful! One bite and you’ll never buy it again!

It’s gluten free, low carb, keto friendly, and just plain good!

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

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

Homemade Boursin Ingredients

  • 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! Substitute light cream cheese for a lower calorie option. 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.
  • 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.

Variations

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

How to Make Boursin Cheese

  1. Combine – Combine cream cheese and butter in a mixer or food processor for a smooth texture.
  2. Add Herbs – Blend until smooth.
  3. Marinate – Allows the flavors to meld together.
  4. Serve – 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

  • 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.
  • Marinate – Allow Boursin to marinate in the refrigerator for at least four hours for the best results.
  • Gift – Make it a beautiful holiday gift by putting your herb cream cheese into a Weck jar.

To Store

Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container up to two weeks.

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

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

Julie Blanner
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.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Refrigerate 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine American, French
Servings 16
Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces butter room temperature
  • 16 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan fresh grated
  • 1 tablespoons dill weed dried
  • 1/2 tablespoons marjoram dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon chives dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme dried
  • 1 tablespoons 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 temperature.
  • If serving as a cheese ball, refrigerate and then use wax paper to shape into a ball.

Video

Notes

Substitutions

  • Cream Cheese – Gournay cheese or substitute light cream cheese for a lower calorie option. 
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted.
  • Garlic – Fresh garlic cloves, minced garlic or powdered garlic. Your choice! Use whatever you have on hand. If using fresh garlic cloves, mince fine.
  • Grated Parmesan – Fresh is always best, but pre-grated parmesan works as well. Asiago and Grana Padano also work well.
  • 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.

Variations

  • 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.

Tips

  • 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.
  • Marinate – Allow Boursin to marinate in the refrigerator for at least four hours for the best results.
  • Gift – Make it a beautiful holiday gift by putting your herb cream cheese into a Weck jar.

To Store

Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container up to two weeks.

Nutrition

Calories:203kcalCarbohydrates:1gProtein:2gFat:21gSaturated Fat:13gCholesterol:62mgSodium:207mgPotassium:43mgSugar:1gVitamin A:762IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:43mgIron:1mg
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