Brie cheese is a creamy or double cream cheese best served at room temperature. At the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815, Brie was crowned King of cheeses, "Le Roi de Fromages". Although Lorraine, France is now the largest produce of Brie,for the best flavor, look for traditional Brie de Meaux. Make sure to allow Brie to come to room temperature (at least 25 minutes) before serving.
If you don't have brie, then the best substitutes include:
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