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

I have long loved slathering Boursin cheese onto everything from crackers to burgers. But now that we have this homemade version in our line up? It’s on!

This cheese is so creamy, melts easily and adds amazing flavor to just about everything! It’s the most delicious savory garlic and herb cheese recipe that I know you’re going to love.

A white plate filled with crackers and homemade Boursin cheese.
Want to save this?
Enter your email below and I’ll send it directly to your inbox!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

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!

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!

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 herbed cream cheese is gluten free and can also work with low carb and Keto diets.

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!

You might even have everything you need to make it right now! Let’s get started.

A white plate filled with crackers and homemade Boursin cheese.

Why You’ll Love this Boursin Cheese

  • Easy to Make
  • Flexible – Choose your Favorite Herbs
  • Stores Well
  • Serves Beautifully
  • Low Carb

★★★★★

5 STAR REVIEW

“Delicious and easy! This was a HUGE hit at a party we hosted. I had hoped for some leftovers to snack on after everyone had left. Ha! The bowl was scraped clean before the party was even over!”

— JOCELYN —
A white plate filled with crackers and homemade Boursin cheese.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • 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.
  • 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.
A white plate filled with crackers and homemade Boursin cheese.

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.
A white plate filled with crackers and homemade Boursin cheese.

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. A mixing bowl full of herbed cream cheese for a homemade Boursin cheese recipe.
  3. Marinate – Allows the flavors to meld together.
  4. Serve – Serve immediately or refrigerate to shape into a ball – it’s delicious either way.
A white plate filled with crackers and homemade Boursin cheese.

Tips

  • Herb Mixture – 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.
  • 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.

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

A spreader knife, spreading homemade Boursin cheese on a cracker.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Boursin and cream cheese?

The texture is quite similar. It’s the addition of herbs and garlic that sets Boursin cheese apart from others.

Is Boursin Cheese healthy?

Boursin cheese is a little higher in fat than other cheeses (that’s why it spreads so well). However, it’s comparable in calories, and it’s considered a great low carbohydrate snack when served with sliced veggies.

A spreader knife, spreading homemade Boursin cheese on a cracker.

Serving Suggestions

Seriously, the options are endless! Whip up this delicious recipe in minutes and keep it on hand for anything and everything. You’ll never regret it!

  • enjoy it as a cheese spread
  • stuffed dates 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 A spreader knife, spreading homemade Boursin cheese on a cracker.
  • Boursin cheese ball
  • Boursin Chicken
  • Boursin Pasta
  • add to your burger bar
  • Add to warm asparagus to make an amazing sauce!
  • Blend it into mashed potatoes, twice baked potatoes, scalloped potatoes
  • Add a little to your deviled eggs

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.

A white plate filled with crackers and homemade Boursin cheese.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

To Store

  • Room Temperature – Leave this Boursin out for up to two hours safely while serving.
  • Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container up to two weeks.
  • Freezer – This homemade Boursin can be frozen for up to three months, but it won’t be as creamy when it defrosts.

Curious about freezing your cream cheese recipes? Read more in Can you Freeze Cream Cheese to learn all about what works and what doesn’t!

A spreader knife, spreading homemade Boursin cheese on a cracker.

Do you love is 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 Boursin cheese.

More Cheese

A white plate filled with crackers and homemade Boursin cheese.
5 from 27 votes

Boursin Cheese

A soft, creamy cheese blended with garlic and herbs that makes an amazing appetizer or topping for burgers, sandwiches, and more or to stuff mushrooms, tomatoes and dates. The options are endless!
Prep: 5 minutes
Refrigerate: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 16
Pin Rate Print

Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces butter salted, room temperature
  • 16 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan fresh grated
  • 1 tablespoons dill weed dried
  • ½ tablespoons marjoram dried
  • ½ teaspoon basil dried
  • ½ teaspoon chives dried
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ 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 and 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.

Tips

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.

Video

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

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

Explore More

You May Also Like

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this Recipe




26 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I can see why it’s a bit hit at parties! I love being able to make something at home vs getting a store-bought version. Even better that it’s so easy to make too.