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This easy Boursin cheese recipe tastes just like the original. It’s creamy, herby, spreadable, and perfect on it’s own or in your favorite recipes.

Use this homemade Boursin cheese in Boursin cheese pasta, Boursin chicken, or Boursin mashed potatoes.

a bowl of homemade boursin cheese served with crackers
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It has a soft and creamy texture and a look that’s just as distinctive as its taste thanks to a savory blend of herbs and spices. It’s a quick and easy gluten-free appetizer that will still please any crowd. 

The creamy cheese spreads easily on crackers or crostini, and tastes great as a vegetable dip, making it the perfect appetizer. Although it serves up a variety of flavors, it’s also mild enough to serve as a base. Add this Boursin cheese to other appetizers, pasta dishes, or chicken recipes the whole family will enjoy. 

Try another soft cheese dip like pimento cheese dip, or cottage cheese dip, or whipped goat cheese 

Why You’ll Love this Boursin Cheese Recipe

  • Delicious recipe passed down from generations thanks to my grandmother in law and her family.
  • It’s versatile: Use it as a spread or a dip, and is a great addition to many dishes, from appetizers to entrees.
  • Simple prep & cleanup: Make this recipe in three easy steps: drop in, blend, and enjoy. And you only have to dirty your mixer.  
  • Easy to make ahead: Boursin cheese stores well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, so prep it in advance for easy entertaining.
  • It yields a large serving: This recipe will provide plenty for all of your guests list to enjoy – which is good because everyone will want in on it. It’s one of those appetizers you’re hoping to have leftovers of, so you can enjoy it again the next day as a veggie dip. 

What Is Boursin Cheese?

Boursin is a soft, mild, and light cheese infused with garlic and herbs. It’s a bit salty, with a slight tang (similar to cream cheese), and lots of herby flavor. It’s a spreadable cheese, which makes it a great ingredient to thicken soups and sauces. 

dipping a cracker into boursin cheese

Ingredients You Need

Here are the simple ingredients for this Boursin cheese recipe. All easy to find in the grocery store. Jump down to the recipe card for exact measurements.

  • Cream cheese: The cream cheese adds a mild, tangy flavor that mellows out the garlic and herbs. It also provides a creamy base to help bind the ingredients together. 
  • Unsalted butter: The butter gives the cheese that slightly crumbled texture it’s known for. If you choose to use salted butter, just omit the kosher salt from the recipe. 
  • Spices and herbs: Garlic powder, kosher salt, black pepper, dried parsley, dried basil, dried dill, marjoram, and dried thyme all are blended together to give the Boursin cheese its distinct, savory profile.
boursin cheese ingredients on a countertop

How to Make Boursin Cheese

These are step-by-step photos of how to make this recipe. Skip to the recipe card for the printable recipe.

  1. Prep: Allow the butter and cream cheese to sit out on the counter for 30-40 minutes to soften. If you cut the butter and cream cheese up into chunks, it’ll help speed the process. Once they’re soft add them to a large bowl.
  2. Blend: Use either a hand mixer with a stand-alone bowl or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat the butter and cream cheese on high speed for 1-2 minutes, until combined and slightly fluffy.
  3. Serve: Transfer the Boursin cheese to a serving bowl and serve right away at room temperature with crackers, chips, or veggies.
how to make boursin cheese

Recipe FAQs

What‘s it good on?

Boursin cheese is versatile and can be used as a spread on crackers or bread, as a dip for vegetables or fruit, or as a topping for salads or pasta dishes.

Is Boursin cheese cream cheese?

It has a similar in texture to cream cheese but is not exactly the same thing. While cream cheese is made from a mixture of cream and milk, Boursin cheese is typically made from a mixture of cream, garlic, herbs, and other flavorings.

What is Boursin cheese made of?

You make authentic Boursin from Gournay cheese, which is similar to cream cheese, but crumblier. You can achieve the same soft, crumbly, spreadable texture by mixing cream cheese and butter.

Variations and Tips

  • Dairy-free: I tested this with dairy-free cream cheese and dairy-free butter and it was delicious.
  • Different herbs: use different herbs and spices in the mix to copycat the different Boursin flavors at the store.
  • Room temperature ingredients make this easy to whip up and spread.
  • Let the cheese sit out at room temperature to soften if it’s store in the fridge.
creamy boursin cheese in a dish

How to Serve Boursin Cheese

  • Crackers or bread: It goes well with everything from plain crackers to crusty French bread.
  • Veggies: Use as a dip with raw or roasted vegetables, such as grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, or mini peppers.
  • Charcuterie: Boursin cheese is a delicious addition to a cheese board. It pairs well with cured meats like a salty prosciutto, salami, or ham.
  • Pasta dish: Use it as a sauce for a Boursin cheese pasta or bake it with tomatoes like the viral TikTok trend.
  • Salad: Dollop it on top of your favorite greens with olive oil and vinegar.

Storing Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. Allow the dip to warm slightly before serving to soften.

Boursin keeps well in the freezer for between 3 and 6 months and should be defrosted in the fridge overnight. Just know that the texture may become slightly softer after freezing. The flavor will not be affected, though.

homemade boursin cheese on top of cherry tomatoes

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Boursin Cheese Recipe

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This delicious homemade Boursin cheese recipe is a homemade version of the popular brand name you’ll find on store shelves and at almost any dinner party’s appetizer table. 

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Servings: 24 ounces

Ingredients

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese softened to room temperature (Note 1)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter softened to room temperature (Note 2)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH: dried basil, dried dill, marjoram, dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions 

  • Add the softened cream cheese and butter to a large bowl with a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on high speed for 1-2 minutes, until combined and slightly fluffy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and all of the spices. Blend again for 1 minute until they’re evenly distributed, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Transfer the boursin cheese to a serving bowl and serve right away at room temperature with crackers, chips, or veggies. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. Allow the dip to warm slightly before serving to soften or use it immediately in your favorite recipes like boursin chicken or boursin cheese pasta.
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Notes

Note 1. Cream Cheese. We also tested this with dairy-free cream cheese and it was delicious. We used Kite Hill dairy-free cream cheese.
Note 2. Butter. You can use salted butter, just omit the salt from the recipe. We also tested this with Myokos vegan butter; the result was just as rich and creamy.

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Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer

Nutrition

Serving: 2ounces | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.4g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 28.4g | Cholesterol: 78.9mg | Sodium: 224mg | Sugar: 1.4g | Vitamin A: 246IU

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    1. Molly Thompson says:

      Thank you!! This is the best comment! Thanks for taking the time to share.