HOMEMADE "BOURSIN" CHEESE
This "mock version" of Boursin cheese is a delicious as an appetizer, on a buffet, or at a cocktail party. I like it because it can be made ahead.
1 8-oz. package cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, put through a press or minced fine
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley
In a food processor, blend all ingredients. Taste for seasonings.
NOTE: Cheese may be rolled into a ball, then rolled in crushed pepper or placed on a serving dish and refrigerated overnight. It can also be frozen, but freezing it changes the texture, so it must be stirred until smooth before serving.