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What is Gournay Cheese?

When Francois Boursin first sold his creation, he was asked to classify it for customs purposes. He chose the name “Gournay” for his cheese, naming it for the small town in France where he grew up. Today, every package of Boursin is labeled “Gournay Cheese,” the statement of identity for Boursin.

Where can I find Boursin Cheese?

Please use our Store Locator to find grocers in your area that carry Boursin Cheese. If your search shows no results, our best advice is to speak with the Deli or Store Manager about adding the flavor of your choice to their next cheese order. Note that in addition to the stores listed in our Store Locator, you can find Boursin at Trader Joe’s, Sam’s Club, and select Costco and Walmart stores.

Can I order directly from Bel Brands USA or online?

Unfortunately, we do not sell or ship Boursin Cheese directly to customers, but there are multiple online retailers who do sell it.

Is Boursin Cheese kosher, vegetarian, or gluten free?

All six tasty flavors of Boursin Cheese are Orthodox Union Kosher, vegetarian, and not know to contain gluten. However, due to possible cross contamination from our suppliers, we cannot claim to be gluten free.

Why is Boursin Cheese wrapped in foil?

Our signature foil packaging helps keep the cheese fresh. As an extra bonus, the foil also makes it easy to unwrap and rewrap the cheese, and creates an attractive presentation sitting on a cheeseboard.

How long is Boursin Cheese good for after I open it?

Boursin Cheese will stay good for approximately two weeks after opening, if kept refrigerated. Although, most people can’t resist eating all of it way before then.

How long past the "best before" date is Boursin Cheese okay to eat?

For best quality, we recommend only eating Boursin Cheese by the date that is printed on the package.

Does Boursin Cheese need to be refrigerated?

Yes, for safety and best quality, Boursin Cheese should be refrigerated at all times, when not being consumed. When serving guests, cheese is safe unrefrigerated for 2-4 hours, and remaining cheese can then be safely returned to the fridge.

What allergens enter your production facility?

All Boursin Cheeses contain milk, which is an allergen. The only other major allergen that enters the facility is fish, but it is not in any of our products.