Our Featured French Gourmet Cheese
Boursin was created in 1957 by Francois Boursin, a cheesemaker in Normandy in France. His first variety, Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs, was inspired by a long-standing traditional dish: fromage frais, which is fresh cheese served with a bowl of fine herbs, which allowed each person to create his or her own personally seasoned cheese.
This French spreadable gourmet cheese is very versatile; enjoy it on a cracker with your favorite drink or use it in many of your recipes; omelet, sandwiches, pasta sauces, appetizers, desserts etc.
The Garlic and Fine Herbs variety is the 'original' Boursin and is almost as good as garlic butter and can be used as such. read more...
Browse our selection of imported French gourmet cheeses. Mention French Cheese and the mind immediately conjures up images of Brie, of Camembert, of the great blues, of the pungent aromas of the great stinky cheeses - surely every gourmet has their own image of French Cheese. France for years has set the quality bar for many of the smaller cheese makers all over the world who hope to at best, imitate the great French cheeses. The French protect a number of their cheeses by a Protected Designation of Origin (AOC in French), stringent designations of geographical origin for traditional specialties. Do treat yourself to our great French gourmet cheeses, and share your opinions with others in a product review.
France also has a large variety of raw milk cheeses, many of which are not available in the US due to USFDA regulations. Fortunately, some of the great French cheese makers do make their iconic cheeses in a pasteurized version; a viable alternative to those raw milk cheeses that we are unable to obtain in the US.