A Festive Cheese Spread With Warm White Bean & Bacon Dip

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Boursin, or what my mom calls the best thing ever, is the perfect piece of a holiday pre-feast! #Recipe for white bean dip w/ #bacon. #BoursinCheese #ad

Let’s talk about Boursin® – or as my mom calls it – “the best thing ever.”

If you don’t already know it, it’s a creamy, crumbly cheese that your holiday guests are sure to love. With delicious flavors like: Boursin® Red Chili Pepper, Boursin® Cranberry & Spice, Boursin® Basic & Chive, Boursin® Cracked Black Pepper, and Boursin® Cranberry & Apple, my favorite is Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese. It is truly made to wow, and wow it does!

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My dad introduced Boursin® to me first, and it was surely part of the lovely cheese board/spread we had at every Thanksgiving. We used to have 40-50 guests – no exaggeration – and I’d always head to the appetizers early. We attended my parents’ holiday party last week and the cheese spread did not disappoint! It reminded me of every holiday party they’ve ever had, to be honest, and their attention to detail when they have all five of us kids together under one roof again.

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I can remember the taste of Boursin® as clear as day from most of the best parties of my life! Yesterday we threw a brunch party before Scarlet was scheduled to be in two performances of “The Nutcracker.” Wouldn’t you know it – just minutes before the brunch, and a few hours before her first performance, she got sick. It was such a bummer! She had a fever too, so we had to call her out of the performances, but we still had the brunch. Guests were already on their way, and some from far away, so even the show did not go on, the brunch had to go on. It was a beautiful holiday brunch and it boosted Scarlet’s morale since we were all a little (or a lot) heartbroken about “The Nutcracker.” Later in the day, I put out my cheese spread:

We’ve been hosting my mom this week and since she always is the most perfect hostess I know, it’s rewarding to do the same for her. She even said yesterday, “You take such great care of me when I’m here” and that’s exactly the feeling she’s given me throughout my life. I wanted to “wow” our holiday guests so of course I put out Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese and then thought of my favorite other touches – olives, cornichons (I had to learn how to pronounce that once), a summer sausage, flatbread crackers, and then my favorite two-in-one recipe – Warm White Bean and Bacon Dip with Homemade Rosemary Pita Chips. How good it is! I recommend this for any party, year-round, but there’s something about the holidays:

Boursin, or what my mom calls the best thing ever, is the perfect piece of a holiday pre-feast! #Recipe for white bean dip w/ #bacon. #BoursinCheese #ad

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So, how cool is that? The rosemary pita chips are an easy recipe, and they bake in only 20 minutes. They go GREAT with the Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese, as well as the crackers too. My mom loves to make sandwiches of the crackers, cheese, and summer sausage – which is a fun combination. You can purchase these cheese board ingredients at Walmart.

You can find Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese in the deli, with other fantastic flavors.

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Lastly, I’m a big fan of details – like the best-tasting cheese, a local summer sausage, some pickles and olives, great-tasting crackers, and our own dip and homemade pita chips. A festive and thick tablecloth sets the whole stage for me.

I love to make the whole home feel festive, inviting, warm, and full of delicious food for guests.

What do you like to pair with your Boursin®? Head to Walmart for this Ibotta offer for Boursin®!

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About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer at http://tamaracamera.com/, a mama of two, a writer/blogger at http://tamaracamerablog.com and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns. http://themotherofallmeltdowns.com. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter and son in glorious western Massachusetts.

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A Festive Cheese Spread With Warm White Bean & Bacon Dip — 31 Comments

  1. I’d definitely love to be your guest one day. You serve delicious food all the time! 🙂 So happy to see your family photo – such a big happy family. ♥

    Hope Scarlet feels better soon!

  2. Boursin always reminds me of my family and Europe and summers in France and laughter and wine (gulp–even at a young age! You do as the French!). It is a wonderful cheese and makes for a fine spread/appetizer for any occasion. Thank you so much for reminding me about it; now I want to pick it up along with a loaf of bread 🙂

    XOXO

    • I’d love to do as the French! Ah. They do it RIGHT!
      My dad feels the same way about Boursin. Perhaps you need to go to my parent’s farm in NJ and bring the Boursin. We could party!

    • She was a little reindeer! Last year she was so tiny that she was the reindeer leader. This year she had graduated to “second littlest reindeer.” Sob.

  3. Oh, poor Scarlet! That reminds me of the time I was supposed to play Esther in my Hebrew school’s Purim play and I got sick the day of it. I was so bummed!
    This looks like my kind of appetizer. Be careful, I may turn up one day unannounced at your house on the lookout for a tasty treat!

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