*Use a serrated or sharp knife to shave the top rind off of the wheel of brie cheese. I also like to shave the sides a bit. If you like the rind, go ahead and leave it intact, as it is edible. This is just a suggested step to make the Brie easier to cut into.
*If using a smaller wheel of cheese (8 Oz.), form the en Croute and trim excess puff pastry with kitchen scissors.
*I thaw my puff pastry overnight in the refrigerator, but you can also remove it from the freezer, place it on the counter and allow to thaw for about 30 minutes prior to using.