Copycat Vegan Boursin Recipe (Spreadable Herbed Cheese)

copycat vegan boursin recipe (spreadable herbed cheese)
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Our copycat vegan Boursin recipe is as awesome for snacking on as it is for entertaining! And it’s so easy to whip up a batch! Vegan Boursin is sometimes available at Costco, and it really took the vegan community by storm. But lots of locations still aren’t carrying the vegan Boursin, and so that’s why we stepped in to create this vegan Boursin copycat!

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Plus, our copycat Boursin has far fewer and far cleaner ingredients, not having any starch, xanthan gum, or canola oil. The brand vegan Boursin (which they call “Boursin dairy-free” and “Boursin cheese spread alternative”) are “filtered water, organic coconut oil, modified starch (potato and corn), organic expeller-pressed canola oil, inulin (chicory root extract), less than 2% of each: garlic powder, natural flavor, organic vegan cane sugar, sea salt, calcium phosphate, citric acid, sugarcane fiber, spice, sodium citrate, sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, lactic acid, cellulose gel, parsley, chive, beta carotene (color)”.

This is truly a “vegan Costco recipe”, meaning that at least some of the primary ingredients can be purchased at Costco, as it uses both unroasted “raw” cashews (which we get from Costco), and the juice from sauerkraut (ditto), but of course you don’t have to get these from Costco. :~) Everything else is optional, because “everything else” is the herbs, garlic, whatever you want to add. NOTE: You need to soak the cashews for several hours, so if you want to make this now, stop reading and go soak one cup of raw cashews in water.

We absolutely love having this with either Mary’s Gone Crackers crackers, or Simple Mills almond flour crackers, both available at Costco as well as your favorite health food stores. You can also slather it on our Best Ever 2-Ingredient Flatbrad, or use it to top a baked potato! And, oh yeah, if you’re wondering why our vegan copycat Boursin is slightly pink, it’s because we like to add smoked paprika to just about everything. But if you don’t add any paprika (or other red spice) your copycat Boursin will look much more like actual Boursin.

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Copycat Vegan Boursin Recipe (Spreadable Herbed Cheese)


1 cup raw (unroasted) cashews, soaked in water for at least 6 hours
3 Tablespoons sauerkraut juice (you can also use 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar instead, but it will not be the same)
Seasonings of your choice, we use 1/4 teaspoon each (use more or less to your taste) of garlic powder, minced garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika (which, again, is why ours is light pink).


Place everything in a high-speed blender and blend until very smooth. Put in a covered bowl or container and store in the refrigerator. This can be served right away, but it is better if the flavors get a few hours, at least, to mingle.

Copycat vegan Boursin – Pink Tinge Courtesy of Smoked Paprika :~)
copycat vegan boursin recipe (spreadable herbed cheese)

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7 thoughts on “Copycat Vegan Boursin Recipe (Spreadable Herbed Cheese)

  1. How do you and everybody manage to make this in a high speed blender? I tried my Vitamix but it would not mix more than one second at a time before all the cashews were under the blade and around the sides. I kept adding brine until I got to 12 tablespoons and it still wouldn’t blend. I finally transferred it to my Tribest personal blender with a splash of water and finally got it blended smooth although much more liquidy than it was supposed to be. Delicious dip though!

    1. Hi Karen! It may be that you need to soak your cashews for longer. There are so many variables, including the strength of the Vitamix or other blender, how dry the cashews are to start, etc., etc.. If it were us we would try soaking the cashews for longer next time. Our two high speed blenders are a very old Vitamix ‘Nutrition Center”, and the Ninja Foodi, each of work well for us with this recipe. 👩🏻‍🍳

  2. This was really good.
    When I was finished and tested it and liked it I decided to deviate from the recipe and I did 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon Berbere, 5 little sprigs of rosemary, 1 teaspoon turmeric. It really came out cheesy and nice. Thank you for inspiring us to branch out with different spices. Next time I make it I will try half beans.!

    1. Thanks for the recipe! I make my own sauerkraut, but could only squeeze out 3 Tb of brine. I doubled the recipe, and made up the difference with lemon juice. I thought it turned out great, but will do it next time with all brine.

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