Originally Posted by BreezyCooking
I LOVE Boursin. Love it on its own with good crackers, or rolled into thinly-pounded chicken breasts & baked. If your store doesn't carry Boursin, its competitor Allouette is also very good.
I've also made my own version using whipped cream cheese or homemade yogurt "cheese" (where you drain yogurt in a cheesecloth or coffee filter lined strainer overnight to come up with a semi-soft cheese). I just take the cheese & add finely minced garlic & chopped fresh herbs of choice to taste. Doing it myself I can make quite a bit more at half the price of the commercial version.
Initially, I had the rolled up chicken breasts in mind, but lots of other great suggestions here as well. Checked & my market carries it, but I may try making the fig combo when I have a chance. Hmmm, that might be interesting rolled up in the chicken breasts with chopped walnuts & herbs.
I tried making the yogurt cheese using a coffee filter once, but for some reason it didn't drain. I may give it a go again in cheesecloth - good suggestions here. Thank you all.