I’m not sure when Boursin Spread became so popular, but as a child I can remember it being served with crackers and other nibbles in the 5 o’clock hour. What I don’t recall was if my mom made it herself or bought it. Flash forward 20 years and I’m certain my sister made it from scratch. She has always been creative and confident in the kitchen. I believe a bit of that has worn off on me.
To begin, bring a stick of butter and an 8-ounce block of cream cheese up to room temperature. Then begin building the flavors. We love garlic so I used my garlic press to add in two cloves. I like the salty, nutty flavor of Parmesan cheese so I grated in a couple tablespoons. Then came the herbs. Remember last fall, when our fresh herb gardens were preparing for winter, I picked bunches of herbs and hung them by their toes to dry. They found a way to return the favor. Boursin Garlic & Herb Spread.
I stirred in dried thyme, oregano, basil, marjoram, and also a good shake of Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning. Balanced with sea salt & freshly cracked pepper. Then finished with our typical pinch of cayenne. The result is a luxurious spread that pairs perfectly with crackers or crusty bread.
My motivation to make Boursin Spread now however came from a video I saw recently by fellow blogger, Another Pint Please. He was interviewed by a local TV station that was doing a piece on grilling. One of the recipes he shared was for plank grilled stuffed Portobello mushrooms. Which he filled with Boursin Spread, amongst other things. Stay tuned for our version of that appetizer.
In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy Boursin Garlic & Herb Spread during your 5 o’clock hour. I know I will be. Try our Flatbread Crackers too.
- 1 stick butter
- 1 8-ounce block cream cheese
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 Tbl. Parmesan cheese, grated
- ¼ tsp. dried oregano
- ¼ tsp. dried basil
- ¼ tsp. dried thyme
- ¼ tsp. dried marjoram
- ¼ tsp. Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning
- sea salt
- freshly cracked black pepper
- pinch cayenne
- Allow butter and cream cheese to soften to room temperature.
- In a small bowl, add butter & cream cheese. Using a garlic press (or minced) add 2 cloves of garlic and next six ingredients. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste.
- Serve with crackers or crusty bread. Refrigerate unused portion for up to a week.
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