French Style Herb Spread

Very quick and easy to prepare, this flavorful variation of Boursin combines fresh herbs, butter, and Challenge Cream Cheese to create a delicious appetizer or snack any time. Serve it in a small bowl or ramekin surrounded by bread or bagel slices, melba toast, your favorite crackers, or even vegetable slices and fruit.


1¾ cups




  • 8 ounces Challenge Cream Cheese
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Challenge Unsalted Butter
  • ¼ teaspoon pressed or minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  • ⅛ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  • 1
    Have butter and cream cheese at room temperature. Cream together.
  • 2
    Add garlic, salt, pepper and herbs. Mix well.
  • 3
    Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 4
    Serve with bread, bagels, assorted crackers or fruit and vegetable slices such as apple or celery.
  •  !
    Fresh thyme, basil and rosemary may be replaced with half the amount of the corresponding dried whole herb. Or the three herbs could be replaced with ½ teaspoon of dried herb blend such as Herbes de Provence or Fines Herbes.