What to pair with brie cheese? MDMA, middle-class women say
Cheese and crackers is a timeless party snack staple, but middle-aged women have recently revamped the classic by wrapping MDMA inside the brie set out at their dinner parties, and they’re not alone in doing so. The new take on ch(E)ese and crackers was originally conceived by a group of women in their 50s who sought to increase intimacy at their get-togethers by supplanting the crackers with MDMA.
“I have a strong circle of female friends and we had tried all the latest fads, food fashions and destination dinner parties but something was missing. We did not seem to have as much of a laugh as when we were younger, there always seemed to be barriers up between us. So, one of our group suggested we all take MDMA together so we could open up to each other and improve our friendships,” one woman said of the inspiration to enclose MDMA inside creamy slices of brie, a method by which to avoid the drug’s bitter taste.
“Nothing much happened for 40 minutes, then the colours in the rug seems to be more vivid and before I knew it I was in an in-depth conversation about my fantasy sex life with an old friend,” the same woman added. “It was such an intense experience. I am sure most of us at that party have done it [again] with other friends, so now wrapping MDMA in brie seems to be a thing now.”
In fact, wrapping MDMA inside brie cheese has become so sensational among parties that the act has gained its own official name — “brieing.” “A year later, I have been invited to ‘brieing parties’ and people seem to think it was all a grand design but I assure you it was not,” the woman said. “It is such a middle-class way to take drugs, that is probably why it has taken off.”
Some wonder ‘can you eat the rind’ on a wheel of brie cheese, while others debate how to best serve brie — whether with a fruity or spicy wine, or alternatively, with fruit or jam — but as these women would contest, brie paired with E makes dinner party guests very happy.