Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe (2024)

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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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 myCopycat Raincoast Crisps® Crackers or myVegan Multi Seeded Crisps.
  • You can use your cheese as a base for many kinds of simple savory tarts, like mySweet Onion Puff Pastry Tart or myAsparagus Puff Pastry Tart.
  • It’s once of the delicious layers in my7 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

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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.

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Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

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My Homemade Boursin Cheese recipe is easy to do, and the flavor is spot on. This copy cat garlic and herb creamy cheese will save you SO MUCH money! It's perfect for any occasion.

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Prep Time:10 minutes minutes

Total Time:10 minutes minutes

Servings: 15 servings


  • 12 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 1 large clove of garlic

2 scant teaspoons each:


  • 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.

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Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: French

Author: Sue Moran

Keyword: appetizer, cheese, diy, herbs, host gift


Calories: 50 kcal · Carbohydrates: 1 g · Protein: 1 g · Fat: 8 g · Saturated Fat: 4 g · Cholesterol: 25 mg · Sodium: 73 mg · Potassium: 31 mg · Sugar: 1 g · Vitamin A: 305 IU · Calcium: 22 mg · Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although The View from Great Island attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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