Easy Homemade Boursin Cheese

Easy Homemade Boursin Cheese with bread on a plate

If you love Boursin cheese but want to save a bit of money then this recipe is for you. This easy homemade Boursin cheese is a great way to make enough Boursin for a party without spending a lot of money. Not to mention, you can adjust the seasonings to suit your preferences!

The original Boursin cheese is made in Croisy-sur-Eure, Normandy and it uses a Gournay style cheese. Essentially this is a tasty flavored cream cheese that goes great on bread.

How To Make The Best Homemade Boursin Cheese

Easy Homemade Boursin Cheese ingredients on a table next to a stand mixer

Since Boursin is a flavored cream cheese, the main ingredient should be…well, creamed cheese. Now, when I am making my homemade Boursin cheese I like to use Laughing Cow. I know many people recommend Philadelphia, but trust me, laughing cow is way better for this.

What You Will Need

280 grams (about 10 ounces) Laughing Cow Cheese – you can buy this in wedges or blocks. I find since we are going to mix and mash it anyways, buy the blocks as they’re cheaper and have less packaging.

2 Shallots – finely minced

1 tbsp Green Onion – finely chopped

1 tbsp Parsley – flat leaf, finely chopped

1 tsp Basil – dried

1 tsp Oregano – dried

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

Black Pepper – to taste

Salt – optional. I know, salt should never be optional, but in this case hear me out. Since I like to use this homemade boursin cheese for a variety of things it is best to not add extra salt. You can always add it later.

homemade boursin cheese ingredients in a stand mixer

The best thing about this recipe is that it really just takes a few minutes. After prepping all your herbs you can just chuck everything in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and let run for a minute or so.

homemade boursin cheese ingredients in a stand mixer after mixing

Once everything is mixed you can put it in a container to store it. Or you can prep a mold so you can more beautifully present it to your guests.

homemade boursin cheese in a plastic lined ramekin on a table

To shape the cheese just line a ramekin with some plastic wrap or foil. Spoon in the cheese and smooth it out. You want to get the cheese compacted in there otherwise it won’t come out very nicely.

easy homemade boursin cheese in a plastic mold on a plate

Then flip the ramekin over, remove it and peel off the plastic layer. If you want the signature Boursin ridges along the side you can scrape upwards with a fork to emulate them.

easy homemade boursin cheese with crusty bread

Spread some of this delicious homemade Boursin cheese over a thick slice of crusty bread for a snack. Or top it with some confit mushrooms like I do in my chanterelle toast recipe for a great vegetarian appetizer.

homemade boursin cheese on a plate with bread

Easy Homemade Boursin Cheese

This easy way to make a Boursin cheese facsimile at home is a great party dish and a very nice way to save some money
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Course: Appetizer, Cheese
Cuisine: European, French
Keyword: Boursin, Cheese, Replica
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 230kcal
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer optional, but it makes everything so much easier

Ingredients

  • 280 grams Laughing Cow Cheese about 10 ounces, you can buy this in wedges or blocks. I find since we are going to mix and mash it anyways, buy the blocks as they're cheaper and have less packaging.
  • 2 Shallots finely minced
  • 1 tbsp Green Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Parsley flat leaf, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Basil dried
  • 1 tsp Oregano dried
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Salt optional. I know salt should never be optional, but in this case hear me out. Since I like to use this homemade Boursin cheese for a variety of things it is best to not add extra salt. You can always add it later.

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a stand mixer with paddle attachment. If you don't want to use a stand mixer you can mix it by hand.
  • Mix everything together
  • Place in a plastic or foil lined ramekin to mold it. Flip upside down for presentation. Serve along with good quality bread and crackers.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 230kcal
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