herbed cheese spread
A few years ago, on a student tour of England and France, I contemplated selling my return ticket and staying in France... mainly for the bread!
This spreadable cheese is sold in the store in a little tub for around $5. Some recognizable brand names are Boursin, Rondele and Alouette. You can make it for about a dollar, if you keep the herbs on hand, or in the yard.
Take an 8 oz. brick of low fat, cream cheese sometimes called Neufchatel, and blend with a mashed up clove of garlic and some fresh herbs, such as thyme, chopped rosemary and chives. Add a little kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Spread it on and dive in! (Caution: has been known to become addicting.)