CHICAGO — Bel Brands USA Inc., a subsidiary of Bel Group, is bringing its Boursin brand into the plant-based category with new Boursin Dairy-Free Cheese Spread Alternative Garlic & Herbs.

Certified plant-based and Non-GMO Project verified, the new spread was designed to mimic Boursin’s original Garlic & Fine Herbs cheese spread in a dairy-free variety, Bel Brands said. The product is made with coconut oil, potato and corn starch, expeller-pressed canola oil and chicory root and is seasoned with garlic, sea salt, parsley, and chives. Each two-tablespoon serving contains 90 calories and 9 grams of fat.

Boursin’s new dairy-free spread was made in tandem with Follow Your Heart, a plant-based food company that offers vegan alternatives to mayonnaise, cheese, salad dressing, pancake mix, egg and sour cream.

“As the demand for dairy-free alternatives continues to rise, we are proud to be one of the first traditional cheese brands creating plant-based alternatives of our much-loved products,” said Matt Barlow, brand director for Boursin. “Now more than ever, plant-based food is booming, and we're so excited to share this new innovation, making it easier for consumers with a wide range of dietary considerations to enjoy Boursin in a dairy-free version.”

Boursin Dairy-Free Cheese Spread Alternative Garlic & Herbs is available in the deli section of retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $6.99.