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
Only giving one star cause this isn’t “Boursin” it’s flavored cream cheese. Boursin is actually gournay cheese. While it’s similar it’s not American cream cheese and this recipe should reflect that knowledge and be informative in that way. This may very well be a great recipe. But it’s not gournay cheese.
Wow. There’s one in every comment section, isn’t there? How about just not making the recipe if you’re so offended by it, rather than being a pedantic asshole?
This is an amazing recipe Bella. If all we have available as ingredients are store bought cream cheese or store bought milk (to make the cheese from scratch) to make good wholesome home made products then this is a really good substitute for the original gournay version.
Very well put!
How long will this cheese last in the frig once completed?
It will last about 2 weeks, tightly covered.
Perfect recipe for a restaurant to add to a cheese/charcuterie board or as a stand alone appetizer. Great recipe.
Thanks Vicky <3
Just made this as directed, and have it stored in the fridge for the next 24 hours. Not sure if I can wait that long! ?. I absolutely love Boursin, and am so glad that I stumbled across this recipe. It also reminds me of another spreadable cheese called Alouette ( garlic and herb ) spread. Anyway, thank you for sharing your version!
This sounds very good, and I’ll be making it today. I have a recipe for roasted beets served on boursin spread on puff pastry, which was delicious – I didn’t know beets could be so good! The cost of boursin, though it just too much for regular use. Thank you in advance!
This looks like a really delicious flavored cream cheese, but it doesn’t much resemble Boursin cheese. Boursin doesn’t use cream cheese as a base, nor does it contain oregano, marjoram, tarragon, thyme, sage, or basil. If you really want something resembling Boursin, you can use a very simple farmers cheese as the base (super easy to make), add white pepper, garlic, parsley, salt, and chives, then mix with a touch of cream to desired consistency.
She said that. Read the post before you criticize it, and you’ll see that she discusses the additional herbs. FFS, there are so many more important things to concern yourself with.
As I have to convert this to ml, is this liquid ounces or or weight?
It’s weight, Lute.
What are the cracker/toasts that you serve with the Boursin cheese recipe
Those are Raincoast Crisps, Barbara, they come in all sorts of flavors, and you’ll find them in better supermarkets.
Sue, I love the idea of making this spread and giving it as a hostess gift. What is the volume? Trying to figure out what size glass jar to buy. Ill probably make a big batch. Thanks and love your site!
The recipe makes 12 ounces, Jeanette, and thanks!
Have you tried this using fresh herbs? I plan on making this, but with homemade cream cheese, which is really easy to make. I am also thinking of adding dill. Have you experimented with adding different herbs?
You could definitely use fresh herbs, but in that case I think you would want to use it up within a day or so. I think any herb would work well, and the homemade cream cheese sounds wonderful, I’m planning to do a post on that too!