Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin

Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin

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Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin is a delicious recipe to make this holiday season. It’s easy to make and incredibly flavorful. Serve it with your favorite crackers for holiday entertaining or at a Christmas tea party.

Other ways to use it is to add to your favorite mashed potato recipe or serve over a hot seared rib-eye steak. Yum! 

Boursin Cheese Product

Simply put, Boursin cheese (fancy cheese) is a soft, creamy, buttery cheese flavored with herbs and garlic. It was first created by Francois Boursin, a Frenchman in 1957, but is now widely available in the US. This homemade version is every bit as good. Try some and see for yourself!

 

Ingredients to Make Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin

  • one garlic clove
  • butter, room temperature
  • cream cheese, room temperature
  • Parmesan cheese
  • dried chives
  • parsley
  • drill weed
  • basil
  • ground thyme
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather your tools and ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Using a cutting board and chef’s knife, peel and mince the garlic clove. Using a small zester, finely grate the parmesan cheese.

In a food processor, combine the minced garlic, softened butter and cream cheese, and grated Parmesan cheese. Pulse until it starts to come together.

Add in the dried herbs: chives, parsley, dill weed, basil, ground thyme, and freshly ground black pepper. Pulse until everything is mixed well.

Using a rubber spatula, transfer the cheese mixture to a small serving bowl or form it into a ball.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours to let the ingredients meld with each other.

You may store this fancy cheese spread in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin Cheese

I like to bring this spread to room temperature before serving for easy spreading. Serve with your favorite crackers. If desired, place homemade Boursin in a decorating bag and pipe onto crackers.

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Recipe for Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin

Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin

Here's a delicious recipe to make this holiday season. Serve with your favorite crackers. It's also great added to your favorite mashed potato recipe or served over a hot seared rib-eye steak.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: Cream Cheese, Herbs, Holiday Entertaining, Parmesan Cheese, Tea Party
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerate:: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cups

Equipment

Grater/Zester
Cuisinart Food Processor
Wilton Decorating Kit
Cheese Knife Set

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 oz. butter room temperature
  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Gather your tools and ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.
    Using a cutting board and chef's knife, peel and mince the garlic clove. Using a small zester, finely grate the parmesan cheese.
  • In a food processor, combine the minced garlic, softened butter, cream cheese, and grated parmesan cheese. Pulse until it begins to come together.
  • Add in the dried herbs: chives, parsley, dill weed, basil,, ground thyme, and freshly ground black pepper. Pulse until everything is mixed well.
  • Using a rubber spatula, transfer the cheese mixture to a small serving bowl or form it into a ball.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours to let the ingredients meld with each other.
  • You may store this spread in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 1662kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 174g | Saturated Fat: 105g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 45g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 503mg | Sodium: 1788mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6211IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 471mg | Iron: 2mg
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