Product Type: Boursin Cheese
Newest Review: ... a lovely garlic and herb flavour to it that isn't too strong but is very tasty. It is quite versatile, being as lovely on crackers as it... more
Boursin; Amazing stuff!
Member Name: alfiepeaches
Advantages: tastes amazing, can be used in almost anything! strong flavour
I wish someone had introduced this piece of magic into my life a lot sooner. My flatmates decided we should all cook a meal together, we chose risotto and do bread starters. We had tomato and mozzarella and someone picked up this 'boursin' stuff, it's basically garlic tasting soft cheese.
It comes in a smell cardboard box and inside it is wrapped in silver foil in a big circle shape. To open you peel back the edge of the foil around the sides which is shaped in a zigzag and then peel away a circle foil part from the top. The cheese inside is a very light yellow, almost white with herbs and spices all through it. The texture is soft but sort of crumbly which can make it a little difficult to spread sometimes.
First of all I tried a small chunk by itself, it's very, very garlicy but extremely tasty. One of my flatmates describes it as 'garlic bread without the bread' haha. I then spread some onto some warmed French stick and it was delicious as it softened and melted into the bread. I next had some on crackers after our meal and this was also very tasty. I have also experimented with using it in carbonara and other pasta dishes because I have run out of garlic and it has been an excellent substitute as the taste is so strong, you only need a fair sized dollop and you get a very strong taste throughout the meal.
I have only recently tried Boursin and it is definitely going to be a staple in my food cupboard now. It is a little pricey at about £2.30 but I have recently discovered cheese is quite expensive (seeing as I buy it now and not my mum!) and think it is a fair price seeing as you use it less and you are getting a whole different taste experience than with your average cheese.
If you haven't tried this, go NOW! It's so yummy!
Summary: a great tasting cheese that ahs many uses and and is a fair price!