Boursin is a brand of Gournay cheese. It is a soft creamy cheese available in a variety of flavours. Its flavor and texture is somewhat similar to cream cheese.
Boursin cheese was first produced in 1957 by François Boursin in Normandy. Boursin is a trademark – Boursin cheese was at one time produced exclusively in Croisy-sur-Eure, France, by the Boursin company, a subsidiary of Groupe Bel, which purchased Boursin in November 2007 for 400 million euros. The cheese is also produced in the United States for North American distribution by Unilever.
Creamier than cream cheese. Crumblier than feta and blue. Meltier than butter. What is it? Boursin! For years, I had been eating and totally loving mock Boursin, never once questioning what exactly it was actually mocking. I just figured that real Boursin was much more expensive and/or more difficult to find. The mock Boursin that I get is made of cream cheese, parsley, garlic, plus some seasoning. All of those ingredients are heavily … more