Homemade Boursin Cheese

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Homemade Boursin Cheese is soft, creamy, and bursting with herbal flavor. Its texture is similar to cream cheese, making it incredibly versatile. It shines as a dip, enhances pasta dishes, complements meats, enriches sauces and soups, and so much more!

I love dipping pretzels into this homemade Boursin cheese, but it’s also fantastic in various recipes. Homemade always tastes better! Try it in my creamy Boursin chicken, Boursin mashed potatoes, or my shepherd’s pie recipe. Each dish is elevated by this rich, herbed cheese spread.

Angle shot of ball of Boursin cheese with some scoops taken out of it.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Making this delicious Boursin cheese with fresh, savory herbs lends to a healthier, more customizable cheese experience.

  • Customizable: This homemade Boursin recipe allows you to choose your favorite fresh herbs. You can stick with traditional choices like chives and parsley or get creative with thyme, dill, basil, and more. The possibilities are endless!
  • Fresh: Since you are making this at home, the product yields a more flavorful fresh option!
  • Versatility: This kind of cheese can be used in different ways, including dips, cheese boards, pasta, sauces, and much more!

Boursin cheese was created by François Boursin, who set out to make a delicious garlic and fresh herb-infused Gournay cheese. I’m absolutely in love with Boursin’s creamy texture and flavor. So, I decided to try making my own homemade version. There’s something so satisfying about making it with my favorite herbs and enjoying that rich, creamy goodness.

What is in Boursin Cheese?

With the following ingredients, you can put together a flavorful, creamy cheese in no time. For exact measurements, scroll down to the recipe card below.

  • Cream Cheese: Acts as a base for your homemade spreadable, creamy cheese. Make sure you leave it out until it is soft or around room temperature.
  • Salted Butter: Adds a richness and smooth texture.
  • Garlic Powder: Gives the cheese a robust, savory flavor.
  • Fresh Chives: Adds a slight onion flavor.
  • Fresh Parsley: Provides a fresh, slightly peppery flavor and beautiful green color.
  • Salt: Enhances the flavors of all the other ingredients.
  • White Pepper: Balances the flavors from the herbs
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese: Compliments the texture and adds a nutty, salty, umami flavor.
Overhead shot of labeled ingredients.

Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

Making your own Boursin cheese is super simple and a fun way to impress your guests. Ultimately, this homemade Boursin cheese will elevate any dish and delight your guests with its rich, flavorful taste.

  1. Combine: Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
  2. Mix: Using an electric hand mixer, blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Shape: Line a small bowl with saran wrap. Spoon the cheese mixture into the bowl lined with saran wrap, then wrap it tightly and refrigerate for 1 hour or until it holds its shape.
  4. Serve: Use it for any recipe that calls for Boursin cheese. You can also enjoy it as a spread for crackers or veggies!
Overhead shot of ingredients dumped into a large glass bowl.
Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
Overhead shot of a  hand mixer mixing Boursin cheese ingredients together.
Blend with a handheld electric mixer until smooth.
Overhead shot of spatula putting scoops of mixed Boursin cheese ingredients into a bowl lined with saran wrap.
Line a small bowl with Saran Wrap and fill it with the Boursin cheese then refrigerate.

Tips and Variations

  • Serving Ideas: Boursin cheese is delicious in so many recipes! Enjoy it on baked or mashed potatoes. It’s perfect with crostini, crackers, and spread on bagels.
  • Switch Up the Herbs: Try experimenting with different herbs and flavors like basil, rosemary, or cilantro.
  • Add-ins: Add in more flavor and textures. Caramelized onion and roasted garlic pieces would be SO incredible.
  • Give it a Kick: If you like things spicy, then drizzle in some hot sauce or, alternatively, add red pepper flakes to kick up the heat!
Overhead shot of Boursin cheese ball on plate next to crostini's and chives.

How to Store and Serve Boursin Cheese

The great thing about this cheese is you can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve or use in other recipes.

  • In the Refrigerator: Refrigerate the cheese in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
  • At Room Temperature: Boursin Cheese is best enjoyed at room temperature, so allow the cheese to sit at room temperature before serving.
  • In the Freezer: I don’t recommend freezing Boursin cheese.
Angle shot of someone scooping a bite of cheese with a piece of crostini bread.

More Delicious Dips to Devour

I absolutely love a good homemade dip, especially one that combines fresh herbs and creamy cheese. If you’re looking to elevate your dipping game, try these delicious recipes below. They’re sure to put you in the best dipping mood!

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  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.

  • Mix using an electric hand mixer and blend until smooth and creamy.

  • Line a small bowl with saran wrap. Spoon the cheese mixture into the saran wrap-lined bowl. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for 1 hour or until it holds its shape.

  • Use for any recipe that calls for Boursin cheese. Or enjoy it as a spread for crackers or veggies!

Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 426mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1.095IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 0.1mg

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

About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of ‘The Tried and True Cookbook’, a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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