Thursday, January 26, 2012

Homemade Boursin Cheese

You guys know Boursin cheese?  That little round of herby cheese THAT TASTES LIKE HEAVEN? 

I like sticking those hockey pucks of cheesy buttery goodness in my mouth and just chillin'.  Uh huh I do that.
Lucky for ALL OF US, it's pretty easy to make at home.  It's also tremendously less expensive than the store bought kind and it tastes just as good.  Check it ya'll.

Unsalted Butter
Cream Cheese
Dried Thyme
Dried Marjoram
Salt n' Peppa  

Chop up your herbs so they blend well into the cheese.

Mmmm dill.  Have I told you lately that I'm obsessed with dill?  Yes, I know.  Well guess what?  It tastes like spring in my mouth.

Start with room temp butter and cream cheese.  It's important it's room temp or it won't blend as nicely.

Next, add your garlic.  Whenever I want the garlic flavor but not OMG I just ate a giant clove of garlic and could wipe out the entire city of Chicago with my breath effect, I just grate it super fine. 

Freshly grate the parm and add that in.

Then blend it all up nice nice.

Once it's incorporated pretty well, add your herbs, both dried and fresh.


Mine needed some Salt n' Peppa so I added some.  Holy Moly.  I just wanted to rub this on my face and call it a night.

Put it in an air tight container and let it mellow for at least two hours.  I would recommend over night, however.  It's important that you let all of the herbs and garlicky goodness infuse the butter and cheese.

Garnish with some fresh dill, or fresh dill and parsley, or whatever.  Make sure before you serve, you leave the dip/spread out so it gets to room temperature.  This will ensure that it blends easily on whatever you put it on.  Crackers, bread, a frisbee, whatever.

This is all I really need in life.

The end.  Stay hungry!

Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe (From
2 garlic cloves, grated 
2 Sticks Butter, at room temperature
2 Blocks Cream Cheese, at room temperature
3 Tbs grated Parmesan cheese (fresh)
1 Tbs fresh dill, minced
1/2 Tsp dried marjoram
1/2 Tsp basil
1/2 Tsp chives
1/2 Tsp black pepper
1/4 Tsp dried thyme , crumbled
2 Tbs minced fresh parsley
Salt & Pepper (optional)

Blend the butter, cream and Parmesan cheese, and garlic together.  Add herbs.  Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if desired.  Let chill for 2 hours to over night.  Before serving, bring to room temperature.  Serve with crackers, on bagels, etc.  Enjoy!

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