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