Recipe & Cheese board

Président Brie Round & Harissa Marinade

Let the aromatic Harissa chili paste spice up our creamy and buttery Président Brie with this perfect winter sharable plate.

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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
24 min
  • 1 8oz package Président Brie round

  • 1 package jar harissa paste
  • 1/2 cup Marcona almonds
  • 3-4 whole raw green almonds (optional)
  • 3 whole dried dates
  • 1 package flaxseed crackers
  1. Marinate Brie in harissa paste for 24 hours.
  2. Halve dates and place on Brie.
  3. Decorate with whole Marcona almonds.
  4. Slice and place raw green almonds on Brie.
  5. Slice into wedges and serve on flaxseed crackers.

Explore The Pairing


Mentioned more than 50 times in the Bible, dates are a fruit filled with historical importance. Originating in the Middle East, these amber-colored fruits have a caramel-like texture and feature a distinctive rich and sweet flavor.


For the best flavor, select dates that are shiny, uniform in color, and not broken.

Maracona Almonds

A shorter, rounder and sweet kernel separates the Marcona almond from other almonds. Its origins are unknown, but Marcona almonds have strong ties to Spanish cooking, traditionally prepared by lightly frying in oil.

Recipe by
Chef Gavin Kaysen is executive chef and owner of Spoon and Stable Restaurant in Minneapolis, a 2015 James Beard Award Finalist for Best New Restaurant. Prior to opening Spoon and Stable, Chef Kaysen was chef de cuisine at Café Boulud in New York City, where he was the 2008 recipient of the James Beard Foundation’s coveted Rising Star Award. Under his leadership, the restaurant was also awarded a star by the prestigious Michelin Guide.
Learn more about Gavin Kaysen