I admit it… I’m cheap. I try to limit my lunches out… I bring my own coffee to work more often than not… we stick to a budget (okay… MOST of the time). My weakness? Fun foodie-type stuff. I have a hard time keeping my wits about me when I’m wandering down aisles of fun foods. I’ve fallen victim to many an overpriced container of mascarpone, imported balsamic vinegar, tub of Greek yogurt… and Boursin Cheese. Ohhhh… my beloved, pricey Boursin cheese.
Until, that is, I discovered that you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost and with every bit of the wonderful flavor. That’s right… for the price of a brick of cream cheese, a stick of butter, a little cheese, garlic, and some spices from your spice cabinet, you’ve got something every bit as good and without the added preservatives OR the high price. SWEET! Errr… Savory!
Susan at Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy is hosting a Blogiversary Bash to celebrate her blog’s first anniversary. As I love her blog, I absolutely had to be part of the party… so this is my humble contribution to her virtual cocktail party. Congratulations, Susan! Here’s to many more wonderful anniversaries filled with good food and good friends!
Better than Boursin Cheese Spread
1 clove garlic*
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temp
1 stick butter, room temp
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
In a food processor, pulse garlic until finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth, stopping twice to scrape down sides. Serve with crackers. Refrigerate any leftovers up to one week.
*Note: This makes for a garlicky spread. If lots of garlic isn’t your thing, you might consider scaling that back a bit.