Hi Everyone - I have a weird question and so, I turn to Chow.
I don't eat a lot of cheese (unless it is in a dish), but as I've gotten older, I've started experimenting with wine and subsequently, cheese. Now, I do like brie cheese quite a bit, but am wondering WHY it is most often served with the waxy stuff still on?
I cannot bring myself to eat the wax, so I find myself avoiding brie in public situations. When I see people pop the whole wedge into their mouths, wax and all, I cringe.
I frequently chat with some people on a non-food related message board. I posed this question to them, most of them american, and was surprised to find out that it is rarely served this way in the US, the NE states seem to be one exception.
ANyone care to enlighten me? Also, how would you feel if you saw somebody eating around the waxy part? weird? rude? I tend to think so, so I just avoid it. At home though, I do what I want with my cheese! ;o)