Baked Goat Cheese with Harissa

Emily Caruso | Jelly Toast

Baked goat cheese with harissa you’re going to want to dive right into. Serve this up at your next dinner party, we know it’ll be a huge hit!


Baked Goat Cheese with Harissa Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 11 ounces Goat Cheese, Softened
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 cup Harissa Sauce, Jarred, many spice levels available – mild used in this recipe
  • 1 cup Grape Tomatoes, Quartered
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, Minced
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Minced
  • Kosher Salt, To taste
  • Black Pepper, To taste
  • 1 French Baguette, Thinly sliced on the diagonal


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. In a medium size bowl, stir together goat cheese and cream cheese. 
  3. Spread mixture in the center of a small baking dish or 8-inch cast iron skillet. Spoon Harissa around the edges of the cheese and top with the tomatoes. 
  4. Bake cheese for 15-20 minutes or until hot and soft. The Harissa will be fragrant and bubbling. Remove cheese from oven and sprinkle with herbs, a pinch of kosher salt, and pepper. Keep warm. 
  5. Turn on broiler. Line sliced bread onto a baking sheet and place under broiler for about 1 minute or until toasted. Watch carefully as to not burn. Serve toasted bread with baked goat cheese. 


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Emily Caruso

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Emily is known for her absurdly beautiful food photography and coffee co-dependencies on her Jelly Toast Blog. On Food Fanatic, she shares a third addiction: fabulous snacks.