|Country of origin||France|
|Source of milk||Cows|
|Certification||French AOC 1963|
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The first variety of Boursin was created in 1957 in Normandy by François Boursin. Inspired by a long-standing traditional dish, fromage frais (fresh cheese), where guests seasoned their own cheese from a bowl of fine herbs, the expert cheese maker introduced Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs. His recipe quickly became the first flavored fresh cheese to be sold throughout France. Boursin cheese was first developed in Normandy, and at one time was produced exclusively in Croisy-sur-Eure, France, by the Boursin company. In 1990, the Boursin name was acquired by Unilever, which sold it to Groupe Bel in November 2007 for 400 million euros. The cheese is still produced in the United States for North American distribution by Unilever.
The brand was advertised on television using the slogan: « Du pain, du vin, du Boursin » (English: "Some bread, some wine, some Boursin"). Later this slogan was replaced with « Du pain, du Boursin, tout est bien » ("Some bread, some Boursin, all is well.")
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