HALP! I bought new cheese and I don't know what I'm doing!

I love cheese more than I probably should. I like to buy new fancy cheeses to try probably once a week, because THERE ARE SO MANY KINDS OUT THERE AND I WANT TO TRY THEM ALL!

Today, I decided on Camembert. And I are confused!

It came in a little wooden box, and was wrapped in paper. Once I removed the paper, I didn't know what to do next. There's a weird, thin, white film on the outside of it that looks like really, really thin paper. But is it part of the cheese? The hell is it?? Underneath that, is a light brown layer that kind of looks like a rind, but isn't thick like most cheese rinds are... its kind of soft and malleable and I don't know if you're supposed to eat it? And(don't laugh at me) I tried a bite of it, and it tastes like cardboard. It looks like cardboard, and that part combined with the weird white outer layer makes it taste like.....flour and cardboard. I don't think I'm doing this right. Am I supposed to cut off the white and brown layers? Because they don't come off very easily....AT ALL. And it seems like an AWFUL LOT OF WORK to be able to eat my Camembert.


Calling All Cheese-Eaters of GT!!