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Make Your Own Boursin Cheese – Paula Deen


  • 1lb cream cheese, softened (2 8 oz. bars)
  • 8ounces whipped butter, at room temp
  • 1teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1⁄2teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1⁄4teaspoon dried basil
  • 1⁄4teaspoon dried dill
  • 1⁄4teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1⁄4teaspoon black pepper
  • 1⁄4teaspoon dried thyme


  • Put the cream cheese and butter into the bowl of a food processor. (You could use a mixer or blender if you don’t have a food processor.).
  • Add the seasonings and process until completely blended and smooth.
  • Line a medium-sized serving bowl with plastic wrap and fill it with the cheese mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least a few hours before serving.
  • You can keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  • Enjoy!


  • Kumquat the Cat’s friend

    Not convinced I ever tried real boursin, but this was terrific, and inexpensive! I used neufchatel cheese to save cals, and doubled the herbs. I rate recipes the way I make them, so I definitely give this 5 stars. I served with Can-Can Canapés! Boursin Baguette Bruschetta. Kick-ass great!

  • GlynisTheMenace

    OMG!!! My husband and I were SO hooked on the real stuff and were spending a fortune on it! Not any more! This recipe is spot on. The only difference is the consistency is a little harder; not as whipped as the real thing. I solved that by using whipped cream cheese. Thank you, Paula Deen!!!

  • alligirl

    I love a money saver! And it tastes great, as well. Super simple to put together, I did half the recipe, and whipped my own butter. I did think it was a little crumbly, but real Boursin is the same way, if I remember correctly. The flavor was fabulous! I did make this to share at a party, and people were surprised I’d made it AND asked for the recipe! Now, that is a compliment! Thanks for making me look like a rock star AND for sharing such a great recipe – You and Paula! 😉

  • loof

    Well add mine to all the other 5-star reviews for this recipe – it’s TERRIFIC! Delicious, addictive, and made with ingredients I always have on hand. I did use reduced-fat cream cheese and butter with excellent results. Served with Wheat Thins crackers and loved this tasty treat – thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  • mammafishy

    First time ever tasting anything like this so I can’t compare to what the real thing tastes like. All I know is that it is wonderful. Next time I will probably cut back on the salt but that is just my own taste. Thanks for’s a keeper.

  • Chef MB

    Ditto what everyone else says!

  • bluemoon downunder

    Fabulously flavoursome – a great blend of flavours – and so very easy to make. I’ll certainly be making this often. On this occasion, I used it in Boursin Parisian Panini, and I still have lots left to use in other recipes during this week, though I don’t see this lasting more than a few days. 🙂 I used unsalted butter and minced garlic rather than garlic salt. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Made for Ali Baba’s Babes for ZWT 5.

  • Baby Kato

    WOW LIG! What a great recipe. It really does taste like the store bought boursin cheese. I loved this it was perfect. The flavor is bold and very tasty. I used garlic powder and a little sea salt, as I didn’t have garlic salt. Made this just for me, so I scaled it done to 1/2 cup of cream cheese and adjusted the butter and seasonings accordingly. This was so easy with the help of my kitchen aid. Just a perfect recipe that I will be using often. No more store bought boursin cheese for me. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. Kudos 🙂

  • Studentchef

    This was really good! I’m glad I made this recipe, partly because I have quite a bit of dried basil and oregano to use. This is also much better than the store bought flavoured cheese that I find in supermarkets! They sometimes have an artificial flavour to them and this stayed true to a much fresher and cheaper kind, since i already had the herbs on hand!

  • Lucky in Bayview

    This turned out really good. I needed bousrsin cheese for a Pork Wellington recipe and was thrilled I didn’t have to spend the $6.99 my grocery store was asking for it. Thanks for posting this great recipe,