Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

Homemade Boursin cheese is a delicious, easy to make spread or dip. This herbed spreadable cheese feels fancy but is effortless to make. Put some out the next time you entertain!

homemade boursin cheese served in a blue ramekin with crackers and pretzels on the side

Come the busy time of the year, I am all about making my life as easy as possible with quick and easy entertaining hacks.

Why complicate things even more with complicated recipes that will have you in the kitchen for hours?

No thanks. 

I want quick and easy with one caveat: I want my food for entertaining and holidays to feel special and impressive.

And, of course, it must taste delicious!

This homemade Boursin cheese checks off all those boxes and is a winner for holiday entertaining or serving to company anytime of the year.

homemade boursin cheese in a blue ramekin with a small wooden spreader stuck in the top of the cheese

What is boursin cheese?

Boursin cheese is a soft, creamy cheese that can come in a variety of flavors.

People often describe its texture and taste as similar to cream cheese.

François Boursin created the cheese in Normandy in 1957.

The first flavor was garlic and herb.

Well created is actually a bit of a stretch. What he did do was commercialize a very simple, very common French dish- fresh cheese mixed with herbs.

Since then, additional flavors include cranberry and spice, pepper, and shallot and chive.

For this recipe, I make a homemade version of the famous cheese using cream cheese and a delicious blend of herbs and spices.

homemade boursin cheese spread on a cracker

Ingredients

To make this herbed cheese spread you’ll need:

  • Cream cheese– Make sure to use full fat cream cheese for best flavor and let it soften on the counter prior to making this. 
  • Butter– Use salted butter that you’ve let soften on the counter. If you use unsalted butter instead, you may have to add a pinch of salt. 
  • Garlic– Mince it or press it.
  • Dried herbs– oregano, basil, thyme, chives, tarragon and parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How to Make

Part of what I love about this recipe is just how easy it is! 

To make it, just add all of the ingredients into a medium sized mixing bowl.

Then, use a hand mixer to whip them together until evenly combined and smooth.

Serve the soft cheese at room temperature with crisp vegetables, crackers, or other dippables- and you’re done!

homemade boursin cheese spread on a cracker

Serving Suggestions

You can serve this creamy, soft cheese with your favorite veggie sticks, like carrots, celery, or bell peppers.

You could also dip mushrooms, sliced radishes, cherry tomatoes, or any other veggie you like.

Crackers and crusty bread are also great serving companions for this cheese.

Or you could spread the cheese evenly over a bagel or roll.

If you like, you can use this as a substitute for store bought Boursin cheese in your favorite recipes.

One of my favorites is my mashed potatoes with boursin cheese.

It goes great at holiday dinners or any meal when you really want to jazz up the mashed potatoes.

If you are serving this for a party, I recommend providing a variety of dippables including veggies and crackers.

The more variety you provide, the more likely you’ll please everyone there!

Storing

You can make this cheese ahead of time for a party or get together.

To store, spoon the cheese into an airtight container and place in the fridge for up to 2 to 3 weeks.

homemade boursin cheese served in a blue ramekin with crackers and pretzels on the side

Tips and Tricks

  • Allow the cheese and butter to come up to room temperature before mixing.
  • For best flavor, use freshly minced or crushed garlic.
  • You can easily double this recipe, just make sure you double all the ingredients.

Other Easy Dips and Spreads

This homemade Boursin cheese is my go to recipe for easy entertaining.

Make it the next time you need an easy elegant appetizer.

Looking for other easy dips and spreads?

Try these:

Looking for a little something sweet to serve too? This candied caramel apple cream cheese spread is the perfect addition to your table!

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homemade boursin cheese served in a blue ramekin with crackers and pretzels on the side

Homemade Boursin Cheese

Homemade Boursin cheese is a delicious, easy to make spread or dip. This herbed spreadable cheese feels fancy but is effortless to make. Put some out the next time you entertain!
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Condiment, Snack, Spread
Cuisine: American, French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 70kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick salted butter softened
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried chives
  • 1/4 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Using a hand mixer, whip them together until evenly combined & smooth.
  • Serve the soft cheese at room temperature with crisp vegetables and/or crackers.

Notes

  • Allow the cheese and butter to come up to room temperature before mixing.
  • For best flavor, use freshly minced or crushed garlic.
  • You can easily double this recipe, just make sure you double all the ingredients.
recipe adapted from A Family Feast

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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