Answers to some common questions about Boursin
Canada's Food Guide recommends eating 2 servings of dairy products per day for children 2 to 9 years of age and for adults 19 to 50 years of age, 3 to 4 servings for children 10 to 18 years of age, and 3 servings for adults 51 years and older.
Our cheeses are made exclusively from pasteurized milk and are treated at high temperature. They are all manufactured under very strict hygienic conditions and can be consumed by pregnant women. Samples are sent daily to an independent laboratory. Therefore, you can rest assured that they are free of any harmful bacteria.
Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs, Bouquet of Basil & Chive, Cranberry & Pepper, Shallot & Chive, Pepper, Apple and Maple, Fig & Balsamic have been made with pride in Quebec since 2011.
Boursin portions are made in France, like Boursin Garlic & Herbs - Large (250 g). The Boursin trio (3 x 80 g) is also made in France.
Boursin cheese is made using a low-temperature process that combines curds and other ingredients (herbs and spices). This original process preserves the properties and freshness of the ingredients and gives Boursin cheese the taste and texture that make it a unique product on the market.
The Bel Group does not use, and has never used, any GMOs in the production of its products.
All Boursin cheese flavours are gluten-free.
Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs does not contain potassium sorbate. Boursin Shallot & Chive, Pepper, Cranberry & Pepper, Apple & Maple and Fig & Balsamic contain potassium sorbate.
Yes. Boursin products should be stored in the refrigerator between 1 °C and 4 °C to keep them fresh.
Yes. All Boursin packaging is recyclable, the cardboard box and the aluminum wrapper.
All Canadian-made 150-gram size Boursin® cheeses are made in a nut-free facility.
Boursin® products imported from France, such as the Boursin® Portions, Gourmet Trio (3 x 80 grams), and the 250-gram size Garlic & Fine Herbs will include the “May contain nuts” warning, as they are made in a facility that also processes nuts, which can lead to cross-contamination. On rare occasions, the 150-gram Garlic & Fine Herbs Boursin® may be imported from France, and, in this instance will include the warning “May contain nuts” in its list of ingredients.
**Always check the ingredient list if you suffer from allergies**
Boursin® Dairy-Free is made with the highest-quality ingredients. We begin with a creamy dairy-free base that is made from organic coconut oil and then cold-blended with the unique garlic and herbs recipe that you find in traditional Boursin. This method maintains and preserves the original Garlic & Herb taste and intensity beloved around the world.
We created a partnership with plant-based leader, Follow Your Heart/Earth Island to leverage their plant-based expertise to deliver a true indulgent product. This was the right way for us to deliver a quality product fast. Given this partnership, we produce Boursin® Dairy-Free in the Follow Your Heart Plant, in Chatsworth, California.
Dairy-Free Boursin contains none of the most common allergens : our list of ingredients is soya free, nut free and is gluten free. Dairy-Free Boursin is made with ingredients that have all been strictly vetted by our quality department and is made in a completely vegan and gluten-free facility that implements stringent cross-contamination controls.
Boursin Dairy-Free can be enjoyed in the same ways you already love eating Boursin : add it to your favorite cold recipes, pair it with crackers/vegetables for a collation, as a trempette or on a chilled appetizer, spread it on a sandwich, or simply display it as part of a cheese plate. For a better experience, we recommend a cold usage.
Information on the Non-GMO Project and GMOs can be found here: https://www.nongmoproject.org/gmo-facts/ Basically, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. This creates combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. Most commonly they are engineered to withstand chemical pesticides/herbicides and some of the most common GMO ingredients are grains such as soy, corn, and sugar beet. This product is certified through the Non-GMO Project, ensuring that all ingredients are grown in accordance with natural, non-GM methods. This is vetted through documentation, audits, and even testing for those ingredients that are more susceptible to be GM.
Plant-based certification is a new verification by NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) that confirms ingredients are verified vegan and facilities have proper controls in place. Dairy-Free Boursin is made in an exclusively vegan facility that has strict controls in place for ingredient vetting and process controls.
We have researched our own coconut supplier and have confirmed that they behave responsibly, with documentation outlining this. We take vegan and plant-based very seriously and can ensure that all of our ingredients are sourced with the highest ethical and environmental standards.