A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 24, 2023
“Cream cheese is a poor man’s brie”

Cream cheese has been compared to brie.
   
“Cream cheese: the poor man’s brie” was posted on X/Twitter on January 24, 2011. “OH: Cream cheese. The poor man’s brie” was posted on X/Twitter on January 28, 2011. “Cream cheese is a poor man’s brie” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on April 1, 2019. “Cream cheese is poor mans brie” was posted on X/Twitter by Macaulay Culprit on October 9, 2019.
   
       
Wikipedia: Cream cheese
Cream cheese is a soft, usually mild-tasting fresh cheese made from milk and cream. Stabilizers such as carob bean gum and carrageenan are often added in industrial production.
 
Wikipedia: Brie
Brie (/briː/; French: [bʁi]) is a soft cow’s-milk cheese named after Brie, the French region from which it originated (roughly corresponding to the modern département of Seine-et-Marne). It is pale in color with a slight grayish tinge under a rind of white mould.
   
Google Groups: alt.cheese
American Cheeses
BCB
Sep 3, 2000, 10:28:47 AM
Hi Alistair,
America is a pretty big place and just like in UK, things are quite regional. Given that, depending on where your friend traveled he/she may or may not have been exposed to what is available. Cheese consumption (except in certain regions) is not what it is in your country. However, there are many respectable cheese produced here. In addition to those others have mentioned is a delightful cheese called Teleme. It is produced primarily in the Napa/Sonoma Valley area of California. The cheese is referred to as ‘poor man’s brie’. Other than it’s soft texture, it bares no resemblance to brie flavor.
 
X/Twitter
JulieMcGetts
@JulieWalll
Cream cheese: the poor man’s brie.
8:27 PM · Jan 24, 2011
   
X/Twitter
Local Internet Wrestling Mom
@ProfessoraChaos
OH: Cream cheese. The poor man’s brie.
11:56 AM · Jan 28, 2011
   
X/Twitter
Peter Morelli
@pmorelli
Thesis: cream cheese can be swapped in for Brie any time as a poor man’s substitute. Still delicious.
1:14 AM · Jul 9, 2015 from San Francisco, CA
 
Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/warpedddd April 1, 2019
Cream cheese is a poor man’s brie.
   
X/Twitter
Macaulay Culprit
@Hashmaggs
Cream cheese is poor mans brie
9:52 PM · Oct 9, 2019
 
X/Twitter
Lala Lyla! 🎶✨ Peddler of Nightmares 🤠
@LylaHammar
SAME I just had this last night for dinner!!
I also like saltines w/ cream cheese and jam 😁 ideally I would prefer brie but cream cheese is the poor man’s brie haha
1:43 PM · Nov 26, 2019
 
X/Twitter
Al
@ant_al_
Cream cheese and jelly: also NOT a weird combo. It’s like a poor man’s cheese plate. considered ~fancy and cool~ when it’s brie and fresh preserves but not ok to just use what i have on hand??? Open your mind
11:08 PM · May 7, 2020
 
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Vic
@VicsBakerRub
Smoked cream cheese dip? You mean poor man’s Brie? I gotta try that now.
5:31 PM · Jul 11, 2021
 
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quippy bronson
@Bronsosaurus
Hot Cheetos with cream cheese is a poor man’s Brie @angelafloresfs
10:14 AM · Nov 24, 2021
   
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Rusty Buttercum
@rustybuttercum
cream cheese is the poor mans brie
11:29 PM · Dec 28, 2021
 
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tim
@Twotime_Tim
cream cheese is the poor man’s brie
10:41 PM · Jan 15, 2022

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