Ile de France Brie was the first brie ever introduced to American cheese lovers.
The SS Ile de France was a French ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France for the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT). Known to cheese lovers as the first ship to carry Brie Cheese to the United States (it also was the first ship ever equipped with refrigeration) it had a long and illustrious story beyond its role in the history of fromage.
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