Whoops, We’ve Been Slicing Brie Wrong This Whole Time
This is a worse offense than double dipping
The holidays are fast approaching, and that means fancy cheese platters are in your near future. But before you plan the perfect spread, we wanted to fill you in on a common faux pas that so many of us have made.
According to the folks at Beaumont Etiquette, we’ve been slicing Brie all wrong. Apparently, the tip on a wedge of Brie is the most flavorful part, and if you slice it off for yourself, you’re ruining the cheese for everyone else. (Nobody likes a flavor hog.) In France, cutting off the tip is called “pointing the cheese” and it’s a big no-no.
Instead, slice from tip to rind so that you have long, narrow pieces. If you’re in charge of the cheese plate, cut a few example pieces and then everyone at the party will follow your lead.
Pat yourself on the back—you are now the most refined hostess in the room.