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Soft Cheese That Keeps Its Shape

If you're putting out a cheese platter and want to have all the selections cut ahead of time, or if you're assembling an appetizer with slices of, say, Brie and fruit, follow Callahan's advice and freeze the entire round (or rounds) for an hour. It'll be much easier to get same-size, straight-edged pieces. Just let the segments sit out at room temperature for 10 to 20 minutes (depending on how hot the room is) before serving.