Home-made Boursin-style Cheese Spread
If you haven't tasted Boursin (R), you're missing something. Boursin is a spreadable cow's milk cream cheese that comes in five flavors. My fave is flavored with garlic and herbs. It's great as a spread on a crusty baguette or on crackers or stuffed into jalapeño poppers. It is also wonderful as a sauce dolloped on a hot steak, asparagus, or in with mashed potatoes. Boursin was created in 1957 by Francois Boursin, a cheesemaker in Normandy, France. The brand is now owned by multi-national Unilever. You can buy Boursin in many groceries, but it is fairly easy to make something similar at home for a fraction of the cost.
Yield. 8 ounces
Optional. Add 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder.
2) Blend in the seasonings with a fork. Let it age in the fridge for 4 hours or more if possible. This allows the oil-soluble flavors in the herbs to be extracted and marry with the cheese.
3) It is easier to spread on breads and crackers at room temperature. If there is any left over, plop it onto some plastic wrap and roll it into a ball with the plastic tight against it and refrigerate.
This page was revised on 8/5/07
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