Yes. You absolutely can freeze Boursin cheese. So in case you have any leftover Boursin cheese from Christmas dinner or a big get together, no need to worry. You can store it in the freezer to be enjoyed later.
Since I know how challenging it could be to throw away such a delicious, fancy, and amazing delicacy, I made sure to minimize any food waste by perfecting the freezing of the Boursin cheese.
What is Boursin cheese?
Boursin cheese ages back to 1957. It comes in many different flavors. Black pepper, figs, or nuts. With the most famous one. Garlic and chopped herbs!
It is much smoother than goat cheese, but has the same creamy and light texture, with a strong and flavorful garlic taste, that really takes a simple cheese sauce to a whole new level!
I like to serve it over some crackers or fresh bread. However, serving it inside a bowl of vegetable soup is also a good idea.
How to freeze boursin cheese
- Tightly seal the Boursin cheese with another layer of cling film or tin foil over the original wrap it came in, so that you can protect it from freezer burns, as well as keep all the garlic flavor intact and protect the other food stored in the freezer.
- Label the Boursin cheese using a sticky note or a pen with the date of freezing and its use-by date, so that you will know when it should be used or thrown away.
- It should last for 3 to 6 months in the freezer.
How long does Boursin cheese last?
Generally speaking, Boursin cheese can last for quite some time after the package is opened without being frozen. Five days is the least amount of time it can last in the fridge, and 2 weeks is the maximum time.
With that being said, if you are planning to use the Boursin cheese within the first 2 weeks after opening it, then you better not freeze it at all. However, if you are going to store it for some time, then go ahead and leave it in the freezer. It could last for 3 – 6 months and be safe to eat.
Bear in mind, though, freezing can affect the texture of the cheese slightly and make it more soft without any effect on the taste. So, I would recommend using the frozen Boursin cheese inside a cheese sauce rather than on a cheeseboard.
How to defrost Boursin cheese
If you are planning to cook the cheese and add it directly to a pot filled with cheese sauce or soup, then you can go right ahead and add it without waiting for it to thaw.
On a general note, though, food should be defrosted slowly in the fridge to guarantee its safety. However, if you have a small portion of frozen Boursin cheese, you can leave it to defrost on the counter top only for an hour or two, and no more than four hours.