My Homemade Boursin Cheese recipe is easy to do, and the flavor is spot on. This copy cat garlic and herb creamy cheese is absolutely delicious and will save you SO MUCH money! It’s perfect for any occasion.
Homemade Boursin cheese is a breeze!
I’m so excited to share this with you, it’s phenomenal. The combination of fresh garlic, mixed herbs, and fluffy cream cheese is so good, you won’t be able to stop eating it. Better invite some friends over. In fact this is ideal for entertaining because Boursin is special enough to stand on its own, just add crackers and you’ve got a party.
the simple list of ingredients:
The classic Boursin cheese includes just parsley and chives, but I think the more the merrier. A larger mix of herbs gives my cheese a more robust, herbier flavor, I think you’re going to love it…
- whipped cream cheese ~ the cheese in Boursin is Gournay, a type of fresh French cream cheese.
- garlic ~ fresh garlic gives this Boursin cheese recipe an appealing punch.
- assorted dried herbs, I used: parlsey, oregano, marjoram, tarragon, thyme, chives, sage, and basil.
how to make homemade garlic and herbed cheese spread
My small food processor works perfectly for this job, but as long as you mince the garlic fine enough, you can definitely do it by hand. You’re going to need whipped cream cheese, a clove of garlic, and and assortment of dried herbs for this recipe.
Pack it into a jar after everything is mixed, and let it ‘age’ for 24 hours in the fridge to allow the flavors to develop and permeate the cheese. It’s now ready to spread on crackers, burgers, sandwiches, etc.
tips for making your own Boursin cheese
- Homemade Boursin cheese is a great idea for a host gift. Pack it into a cute Weck jar and bring it with the recipe attached.
- Using good quality dried herbs is important because they’re going to take center stage in this cheese. My microwave method for drying fresh herbs works great, and when you do it yourself, you get the biggest bang for your buck.
- It might sound like a lot of herbs, so use less if you like. I think the cream cheese can really handle quite a bit without being overwhelmed, so I loaded it up. Be sure to crush the herbs further between your fingers as you add them to bring out the flavors.
How to use your homemade Boursin
- This cheese is so tasty it only needs some great crackers by its side.
- I got many questions about the brand of cracker I used in the photos…they are Lesley Stowe Rainforest Crisps.
- You can make your own crisp crackers, check out my Hazelnut Seeded Crisps or my Vegan Multi Seeded Crisps.
- You can use your cheese as a base for many kinds of simple savory tarts, like my Sweet Onion Puff Pastry Tart or my Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart.
- It’s once of the delicious layers in my 7 Layer Smoked Salmon Dip.
- This cheese is always a hit on a cheese board, and in my How to Make an Epic Cheese Board post I’ll show you how to make adorable Boursin pinecones, with sliced almonds.
- Slather it on baked potatoes or grilled steak.
- Substitute your herbed cheese in many savory recipes that call for cream cheese.
Reader Rave ~
“Just made this and it is delicious. I put some on a cracker and asked my husband what he thought it was – he got it on the first bite. Took some over to his mom and she said the same thing. Thank you for a great recipe.” ~Joan
variations to make this diy garlic and herb cheese your own ~
- You can use very finely minced fresh herbs for a different type of flavor.
- Go ahead and use a low fat whipped cream cheese for a skinny homemade Boursin cheese recipe.
- Try mixing the whipped cream cheese with some soft goat cheese for an extra tang.
Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe
- 12 ounces whipped cream cheese
- 1 large clove of garlic
2 scant teaspoons each:
- dried parsley
- dried oregano
- dried marjoram
- dried tarragon
- dried thyme
- dried chives
- dried sage
- dried basil
- You can do this in a food processor or by hand. For the processor, process the garlic first until it is finely minced, then add the cheese and herbs and process until creamy.
- By hand, mince the garlic as finely as possible, and then mix everything together in a large bowl.
- Put the cheese into an airtight jar or container and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving to allow the flavors to develop.
- Plan to use your homemade Boursin cheese within two weeks.
Questions and Reviews
Love Boursin Cheese
Great on bread with roast beef
This recipe is a Keeper
yes to the roast beef — and burgers too!
I love Boursin cheese! This sounds amazing, and whipped up in no time, what a treat 😀 x
Like Chris, I used to make this often and forgot about it. You are so right– it’s easy, impressive and a crowd pleaser. Back on my front burner, along with your caprese chicken. Thanks, Sue!
How about spreading the homemade Boursin on chicken before baking? I’m always thinking 😉
So many flavors! I’d be snacking on this all day!
That’s what’s been happening here, Evi.
I have made a similar Boursin mix and found it every bit as delicious as the overpriced stuff in the stores… Please do share the brand of biscuits pictured in this post; they look like a seed and fruit bread sliced on a mandoline or some such slicer, then toasted. Yum.
I have an old recipe for bow tie pasta with Boursin cheese – I will have to try it with this amazing jar of deliciousness! Brilliant 🙂
I make a Boursin mac & cheese that’s great, you just reminded me!
You just read my mind. I had this on my list of things to make. I love Boursin cheese and use it all the time in dips and quick dinners. Love the step by step photos!
I love that you shared this recipe. I haven’t eaten Boursin in years, but I remember loving it. Definitely keeping this recipe.
Boursin was so popular a couple of decades ago, I think it’s time for a comeback!
We discovered Boursin while living in The Netherlands decades ago. Always loved it! I see it at WM and it comes in a 2-pack at Costco. Seems like I used to see it at Sam’s Club as well. Regardless of where it’s stocked, it’s pricey, so a homemade version is welcome (no disrespect to the maker of Boursin).
My hack is to add oven-roasted (well-caramelized and almost pasty) Roma tomatoes to Boursin or its homemade equivalent.
Sounds VERY good, I don’t think I’ve ever caramelized tomatoes…
How delicious. I do like Boursin, but the packet always seems woefully small for the price. Lovely to know I can put my own together.
I know, the price is crazy, maybe because it’s imported?
Looks great ! What brand are those yummy looking crackers in the first photo?
Did you make those too?
Oh gosh, we’ve already gone through them and thrown away the box, next time I’m in the store I’ll check and get back to you Penny!
Thanks so much. They looked yummy and I will
buy them to go with your recipe for an upcoming card party.
Were you ever able to find the name of those crackers?
oh my gosh I would love to know the name/brand of those crackers!
The crackers are Lesley Stowe Rainforest Crisps : https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thvifrthgris-20&keywords=lesley stowe&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=xm2&linkId=20c833f9bb830f09b54deaab1418b28a