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Crispy Boursin Cheese

This post is sponsored by Southwest Mountains Vineyards.

This crispy Boursin cheese is a showstopping appetizer that is surprisingly easy to make! It’s crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and pairs perfectly with a glass of Cabernet Franc from Southwest Mountains Vineyards!

Crispy Boursin

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you because it’s a crowd-pleaser and effortless to make, which is perfect for the busy holiday season! You only need a few ingredients, and you can prepare it for the oven in advance. It pairs beautifully with a rich glass of red wine, and here at Virginia Foodie, there’s nothing we love more than a local winery!

Southwest Mountains Vineyards recently opened in Keswick, Virginia. Their expansive property is beautiful with a large tasting room, patio, and lots of green space around. They have an extensive lineup of fun events and their chef, Gregory Lewis, enjoys working with the seasonal produce to create delicious food. I paired this recipe with their 2021 Cabernet Franc, which is a well-balanced wine with primary notes of blackberries, sage, and dark ripe cherries.

The Charlottesville area and the Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA) recently won Wine Region of the Year in Wine Enthusiast’s 2023 Wine Star Awards. Southwest Mountains Vineyards proudly grows its grapes on three Keswick estate farms in that region. I’m so thrilled that the area is getting recognition for the fantastic wines made here in Virginia!

Southwest Mountain Vineyards wine

More Wine Paring Ideas

If you’re looking for other wine options to pair with this cheese, Southwest Mountains Vineyards has another red wine that I think would work great with these! I would try their 2019 Red Blend, which is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Merlot. Cheers!

crispy boursin

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Boursin Cheese– This is a unique cheese that is soft, creamy, and infused with herbs. I prefer the garlic and herb-style cheese for this recipe.
  • Flour– I used all-purpose flour, but gluten-free flour works great too.
  • Panko crumbs- These are slightly larger than traditional breadcrumbs, which creates a crunchier texture. You can substitute for traditional breadcrumbs, but the cheese won’t be quite as crispy.
  • Thyme– I used fresh thyme but if you don’t have any, feel free to leave it out.
  • Salt– A pinch of salt helps add flavor to the coating.
  • Egg– This helps the panko crumbs stick to the cheese.
  • Honey– This is optional but if you like a bit of sweetness, you can drizzle a little honey on top after baking. If you want to add a little spiciness to the dish, try AR’s Hot Southern Honey!
Crispy Boursin

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How should I store leftovers? This cheese is best served immediately. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge. To reheat, transfer to a baking sheet and warm in the oven at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes, depending on how much cheese is left. You can also reheat this in an air fryer at 300 degrees for 3-4 minutes.
  • Can I make it gluten-free? Yes! Just use gluten-free flour and gluten-free panko crumbs.
  • What are panko crumbs? Panko crumbs are Japanese breadcrumbs made from crustless bread, resulting in a light and airy texture. They are used to create a crispy coating, offering a crunchier alternative to traditional breadcrumbs.
  • What is Boursin cheese? Boursin is a brand of creamy, spreadable cheese. Boursin combines cream cheese with various herbs and spices, creating a delicious spread that can be used in recipes like this or enjoyed on its own with crackers or bread.
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Crispy Baked Boursin Cheese

Crispy Boursin

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This crispy Boursin cheese is a showstopping appetizer that is surprisingly easy to make! It’s crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and pairs perfectly with a glass of Cabernet Franc from Southwest Mountains Vineyards!

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 1 box Boursin Garlic & & Herb Cheese
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Combine the panko crumbs with the thyme, salt, and pepper and set aside.
    3. Coat the cheese in flour, then dip in the beaten egg, then coat with panko crumbs on all sides.
    4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
    5. Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey, if desired. Serve with sliced baguette.

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