Homemade Boursin Cheese is a spreadable herb and garlic-flavored cheese. Served with crackers or crusty bread, it’s a perfect appetizer for any get together!
I’ve been testing recipes recently, to serve guests during the upcoming holidays. I have spent quality time in the kitchen, making various bruschetta and crostini appetizers.
One of the recipes I recently tried was this one, for a spreadable herb and garlic-flavored cheese. It’s called Homemade Boursin Cheese, to be exact! Homemade Boursin Cheese is so easy to make, and is CRAZY DELICIOUS!
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So, What Exactly Is Boursin Cheese?
That’s a GREAT question, and I’m so glad you asked. I researched it and found online (thanks Wikipedia) that besides the fact that it is a completely delicious cheese spread, it was created in Normandy, France in 1957 by Mr. Francois Boursin.
Mr. Boursin apparently got his inspiration from “fromage frais” (“fresh cheese”), in which his countrymen would enjoy fresh creamy cheese they seasoned themselves – with their choice of fresh or dried herbs and garlic, then spread on bread.
Francois Boursin created a recipe for this delectable creamy cheese, and the recipe became known for being the first flavored FRESH cheese sold throughout France, and it’s popularity has spread throughout the world.
How To Make Homemade Boursin Cheese
The cheese is super simple to replicate, using whipped cream cheese and a variety of herbs and minced garlic. All the ingredients for boursin cheese are stirred together to blend and then refrigerated (covered) for 24 hours to let the flavors develop. That’s it!
Dried herbs are added to softened cream cheese, then fully mixed together.
Fresh chopped chives and minced garlic are added to the boursin cheese mixture. The cheese is then mixed together, then covered and refrigerated. It only takes about 5 minutes to make homemade boursin cheese. Read on, to see why it needs to refrigerate overnight.
Homemade Boursin Cheese Must Be Fully Refrigerated To Fully Develop Flavor
After the boursin cheese has been covered and refrigerated for 24 hours, it is ready to serve at any gathering of family and/or friends.
The reason it is refrigerated overnight is because this lets let the flavors fully come together to season the cheese. Yes… you will need to make the boursin cheese up a day before you want to serve it. Plan ahead! When we tasted the finished product, we were amazed at how much flavor was in the cheese!
Time To Serve Some Homemade Boursin Cheese
Serve the finished boursin cheese with an assortment of crackers or small baguette slices.
This recipe is EASILY doubled or tripled to serve a small or large crowd, and it tastes amazing! Sure hope you will give this recipe a try!
I am definitely going to be making homemade boursin cheese again! I’m so glad I found this recipe, because it is such an EASY, PERFECT appetizer, and I recommend it heartily!
Sure hope you will consider making this delicious recipe! The prep time is less than 5 minutes, and 24 hours later, you will have an amazing appetizer spread to serve with your choice of crackers or bread! YUM!
Looking For More APPETIZER Recipes?
You can find these and other appetizer recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page.
- Classic Bruschetta
- Caprese Salad
- Mom’s Famous Cream Cheese Ball
- Mexican Layer Dip
- Chex Mix Munchies
- Tex Mex Party Nuts
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Recipe Source: http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/homemade-boursin-cheese-recipe/
- 12 ounces whipped cream cheese
- 1 clove garlic , large clove-finely minced
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
- 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons dried sage
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried chives (Note: I used fresh minced chives from our garden!)
- Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Mix well (by hand) to fully incorporate all ingredients, and mixture is creamy.
- Cover bowl or place into an airtight covered container, and refrigerate cheese mixture for 24 hours to let flavors fully develop (for absolute best flavor).
- To serve, place bowl of Boursin cheese alongside a variety of gourmet crackers or French baguette slices. Spread cheese onto the crackers or bread with a small butter knife, and enjoy!
Prep time is just that... prep time to prepare the cheese. Does not take into account time for refrigeration.
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