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Slate’s rules for entertaining: never bring brie cheese to a party, it’s cliché, bland, and fake.

Illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker

Illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker

To Brie, or not to Brie? If you ever find yourself selecting cheese for a party, that is the question. You might think it’s a good idea to brie. In the last few decades, the cheese has become the default choice for a “classy” occasion. As online grocer FreshDirect puts it, “It’s what your guests expect (and want) you to serve.” How could you go wrong?

I am here to tell you that you can go wrong. In fact, you go wrong just about every time you choose Brie for a party. The reasons are simple: It’s bland, it’s boring, and—at least in the United States—it’s rarely even the real thing.

It wasn’t always this way.

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