Homemade Boursin Cheese Spread

February 25, 2019
Easy-to-make savory Boursin cheese spread is beautifully flecked with herbs and black pepper.  It's so simple to make your own at home!

Easy-to-make savory Boursin cheese spread, beautifully flecked with herbs and black pepper image

I grew up eating Boursin cheese spread, and loved it.  It's one of those foods that holds very fond memories for me.

Mom and I had a favorite little herb farm lady who would frequent local craft shows to sell her packets of herb blends.  AndMom and I would look forward to seeing her at our town's huge pre-Christmas craft show each year.

Each year, we'd seek out her booth at the craft fair so we could stock up on several packets of her Boursin blend.  As soon as we'd get home, we'd mix the herbs with some cream cheese and butter, and enjoy slathering its delicious peppery herby-ness on crackers for a snack.

Easy-to-make savory Boursin cheese spread is beautifully flecked with herbs and black pepper.  It's so simple to make your own at home! 

And now - now I know how to create my own herb mix to make delicious, creamy homemade Boursin cheese spread.

But ~ it's not true Boursin, mind you.  That's why we actually should refer to it as Boursin-style spread.  Did you know to truly be called Boursin, a cheese has to be a specific variety of cow's milk cheese whose making originated in France?

Yes.  Much like champagne can only be called "champagne" if it's made in the French methode de champagne (all others are called "sparkling wine"), Boursin is only Boursin if it's ... well ... truly Boursin.

But this homemade simple version of Boursin cheese spread is certainly a fabulous fake!

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And all you need to do to whip up this faux Boursin is to mix salted butter and cream cheese together with a a combination of several dried herbs and a good heap of ground black pepper.

The specific combination of dried herbs and a hefty dose of black pepper give this spread its characteristic Boursin flavor.  Preferably, use course grind black pepper to give the spread the best flavor and to create the sort of speckled look typical of Boursin.

Use course grind black pepper to give the spread the best flavor and to create the sort of speckled look typical of Boursin.

After letting the flavors become friendly with one another, you get a smooth and creamy herby spread that's beautifully flecked with the herbs and pepper. and loaded with fabulous flavor.  Allow those flavors to meld for at least several hours.

Then serve up a dish full of Boursin cheese spread with crackers or baguette slices for an easy and elegant savory hors d'oevre.

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With how it's fabulous flavor and how easy it is to make, this homemade Boursin Cheese Spread is a perfect for any party.  Or, make a batch to keep in the refrigerator to snack on for yourself.  It will keep in the refrigerator just fine for a couple of weeks.

I must say, not too shabby for a fake.  No, not too shabby at all.

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Yield: 10-12 servings

Homemade Boursin Cheese Spread

Easy-to-make savory Boursin cheese spread is beautifully flecked with herbs and black pepper. It's so simple to make your own at home!
prep time: 15 Mcook time: total time: 15 M



How to cook Homemade Boursin Cheese Spread

  1. Soften butter and cream cheese to room temperature.
  2. Combine all ingredients, mixing very well. Chill for several hours to let the flavors meld.
  3. When ready to serve, allow to stand at room temperature for about 20 to 30 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers or slices of baguette.
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  1. Thanks so much...I had this recipe years ago and lost it. I just bought Boursin at the supermarket yesterday and was very unhappy with the price and size of the container. Happy Thanksging!

  2. This looks good. I've pinned for future reference. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much for reading and Pinning, Julie! So glad to have you here at The Kitchen is My Playground.

  3. I just got the America's test kitchen quick family cookbook and there are a few recipes in there that use Boursin cheese. I didn't know what it was until now. I'm glad I can at least use a fake if I can't locate it in the store. It sounds delicious.

  4. I love Boursin cheese! I cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. After all the money I've spent on the real deal, I'm very happy to find this recipe, thanks Tracey!

  6. My hubby loves boursin. I must try your version! Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  7. Hi there. Really want to try this, but can't find lemon pepper anywhere. What could I use to replace it? How would it effect the flavour if I didn't use it? Thanks

    1. Andie - There's not really a substitute for lemon pepper that I can think of. I think you could leave it out altogether and it be just fine. BTW - I use Penzey's lemon pepper ... http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeyslemonpepper.html

    2. Thanks for that. Will give it a go and let you know how it turns out.

    3. I made this recipe, but didn't have the lemon pepper, I did have a local blend citrus basil rub that I used as a substitute in my test batch, and the recipe was divine!! Thanks so much It will be on my party menu!

  8. I featured you homemade Boursin on Thursdays Treasures tonight. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. I was just having a snack attack before dinner was finished and whipped up a quick batch. All the kids are coming upstairs now!! It's SO tasty and flavorful!

  10. Thank You for this recipe! I visited a farmers market yesterday, had a taste an bought a tiny little circle of boursin garlic and herb spread for 4.00 ! I loved it but decided I would have to find a recipe and make it myself.... just doesn't go far enough. I took half of the cheese that evening an put into rice as I was cooking it and it gave the rice a wonderful flavor. This will be a staple in my frig now that I have found your recipe. I can think of many ways to flavor food as a shortcut with this spread as well as loving it with crackers and a glass of wine!!

  11. I will definitely be trying this...thank you!

  12. I am so happy you shared this at Celebrate Your Story! My husband can eat an entire cup of Boursin at one sitting if I let him. I will definitely try this version! I have shared it in my Chloe's Kitchen FB Group!

  13. Congratulations!
    Your post is on the Top Ten for Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and hope you have a great week!
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  15. Thank you for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! This recipe looks amazing! You are being featured at tonight's link party which starts at 7:00 p.m. CST Have a great day! Hugs!

  16. This has to be better than the Boursin in the tub, yes? And do you think I could use unsalted butter and just add salt? Also I have made your sausage crescent bites, omg, I could eat the whole batch by myself, so good!!


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  18. This will be a staple in my frig now that I have found your recipe. I can think of many ways to flavor food as a shortcut with this spread as well as loving it with crackers and a glass of wine!!

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