Want to show up at a party with a homemade dish that everyone will love? Looking to secretly get some probiotics into your friends and family? Then this homemade Boursin cheese is for you!
Homemade Boursin cheese is amazingly delicious. It tastes a lot like the real thing, at a fraction of the cost. Here are just a few of the reasons why it’s one of my go-to party dishes (or if my kids are lucky as an after-school snack).
- Affordable: Boursin is fancy, which means it’s also over-priced. You can make a huge batch of homemade Boursin for a fraction of the cost.
- Delicious: My kids love it, my neighbours love it, my neighbours’ kids love it. It’s definitely one of my go-to party appetizers or after-school snacks.
- Probiotic: I usually make homemade Boursin from homemade culture cheese. While it’s not necessary… it is a delicious way to get a dose of probiotics! See the section below for some probiotic options.
Probiotic Boursin Cheese
I designed this recipe as a way of using up my over-cultured milk kefir. However, it’s perfect for all types of homemade cultured cheeses. Since dairy is a great way for probiotics to survive digestion, making cultured Boursin cheese is probably more effective than taking a supplement!
Here are a few homemade cheese options.
- Yogurt Cheese is probably the easiest option. This low-fat cheese really needs the added creaminess of the butter, so be sure not to skip it!
- Cultured Cream Cheese is different from your typical store-bought cream cheese. It’s softer and easier to mix in this recipe. And unlike commercial cream cheese, it’s probiotic!
- Milk Kefir Cheese is what I usually use. This low-fat and tangy cheese is perfect for turning into Boursin cheese.
Homemade Boursin Cheese
It’s easy and affordable to make homemade Boursin cheese. Deliciously perfect for parties, sandwiches and snacks.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
- Category: Cheese
- Cuisine: French
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 1 cup of soft cheese (see notes)
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 3 tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp of dried dill
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- 1 tbsp fresh chives
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley
- Let the butter and soft cheese warm up to room temperature before mixing.
- Start by mixing the Parmesan cheese, dried herbs and garlic powder into the butter. Then add in the soft cheese and continue mixing until everything is well blended.
- Finely chop the parsley and chives, then stir them into the cheese as well.
- Allow the cheese spread to rest for at least 2 hours before serving to fully blend the flavours.
- Store homemade Boursin cheese in the refrigerator, and bring it up to room temperature before serving.
- Most Boursin copycat recipes use store-bought blocks of cream cheese. This recipe is designed for homemade soft cheeses or use a tub of spreading cream cheese rather than a hard block. See the section above for 3 homemade cheese options.
- Most garlic powder contains sulfites to maintain the colour. To avoid unnecessary sulfites, I recommend using Simply Organic Garlic Powder (affiliate link) which is sulfite-free.
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