Friday, May 25, 2012

Lyonnaise Garlic and Herb Cheese (aka Boursin's Mama)

It is great making Dorie's recipes again.  I missed my French Friday's With Dorie.   Today we made"Lyonnaise Garlic and Herb Cheese (aka Boursin's Mama)." This is a delicious herb cheese  you can use as a spread for crackers or bread, a dip for raw veggies, or thin it out a bit and you have a delicious salad dressing. You start with ricotta cheese or fromage blanc, add some onion, garlic, an assortment of fresh herbs, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt,  and pepper.  Mix gently and voila it's done.  I served mine as a spread for crackers and it was a family hit. Dorie also suggested using it as a stuffing for hollowed out tomatoes, piquillo peppers, or cherry peppers. You can make this recipe ahead of time - it lasts 2 days in the fridge.  Just stir it gently before serving.

You can find this recipe on pages 20-21 in "Around My French Table."


  1. Geri, Glad your back cooking along! Your cheese spread looks so yummy on those crackers! Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

  2. The ingredients in the spread does sound like it would be good. It seems like a lot of spreads are made with sour cream or cream cheese. The use of ricotta would be a good change. Your plating looks great-yum! Enjoy the weekend!

  3. Welcome back, Geri! Beautifully styled :)