Appetizer

Baked Brie & Fresh Grape Leaves

Fresh grape leaves and shiso herbs highlight the warm and creamy indulgence of our baked Président® Brie.

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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Servings
12
Ingredients
  • 1 9oz package Président Brie round
  • 3 whole fresh grape leaves, or 1 jar of grape leaves
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 10 whole red grapes
  • 10 whole green grapes
  • 1 tbsp Shiso
Directions
  1. Lay two cuts of butcher’s twine in cross pattern, each about 20” long.
  2. Place grape leaves atop twine, overlapping.
  3. Place Président Brie round on top of grape leaves. Fold grape leaves over top of Brie round, covering it entirely. Tie butcher’s twine to hold in place.
  4. Bake at 375°F until warm, approximately 8-10 minutes.
  5. While Brie is baking, quarter grapes lengthwise.
  6. Mix grapes, shiso and walnuts in small bowl. Toss to combine.
  7. Top leaf-wrapped Brie with grapes, shiso and walnuts.
  8. Slice in wedges and serve.

Explore The Pairing

Grape Leaves

A staple in Mediterranean cuisine, grape leaves are either picked fresh from grapevines or bought canned or jarred. These dark green vegetables are rich in vitamins and essential nutrients, and are considered a Greek delicacy.

Tip

If you’re using bottled leaves, rinse them off before use and remove some of the excess sodium.

Walnuts

Dating back to 7000 B.C., walnuts are the oldest tree food in our known history. Their nutty flavor is mild, yet complex, which balances really well with sweet ingredients. Walnuts are commonly served as pairings for wines and soft cheeses.

Recipe by
Chef Gavin Kaysen is executive chef and owner of two nationally recognized restaurants, Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis and Bellecour in Wayzata, Minnesota. He’s earned many of the culinary industry’s top honors, most recently winning the prestigious James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest in 2018. Chef Kaysen serves as Team USA’s Vice President for the Bocuse D’or, the world-renowned culinary competition, in which the team took victory in 2017. Prior to opening his restaurants, he was chef de cuisine at Café Boulud in New York City, where he was the 2008 recipient of the James Beard Rising Star Award, and helped the restaurant earn a star from the illustrious Michelin Guide. Chef Kaysen has brought his renowned expertise to his partnership with Président Cheese since 2015.
Learn more about Gavin Kaysen