Before you end up like me at the grocery store, circling the cheese section near the deli, asking yourself "what in the world is Boursin cheese?", ready to give up and order in...let me tell you what Boursin cheese is. Boursin is a brand of soft, gourmet cheese. You won't find it with the regular shredded, block or sliced cheeses. Since it is gourmet, you will find it with all the specialty cheeses. And yes, since it is gourmet, you will pay a little more for it. My grocery store sells 4.4 oz packages of Light Boursin for $6.99. A little steep, but sooooooo worth it. Not only does the light version contain 80% less fat than regular gourmet cheese, it is flavored with garlic and fine herbs. So delicious, so low-fat and so fantastic in Paula Deen's Boursin Cheese Potatoes. Here is how I made it, lean-style.
1 cup FAT FREE half-and-half
One 4.4 oz package of LIGHT Boursin cheese
Fresh chives or parsley, chopped
NUTRITION FACTS (per serving): 206.75 calories; 9.46g fat; 31.43g carbohydrate; 6.5g protein; 2.89g fiber
This recipe was taken from The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook; written by Paula H. Deen. Published by Random House.