Years (and yeeears) ago, I lived in Maine, as did some friends of my sister's and mine.
And one time (and then more times after that), we took a trip to the lovely bayside town of Camden.
And while there, we dined at a place called Cappy's Chowder House. Famous for their luscious and unforgettable White "chowda" served with homemade common crackers (the bigger, hardcore version of an oyster cracker), they also served an appetizer called the Brie Rudder. It was a wedge of brie topped with sliced almonds in a light brown sugary glaze served on a small wooden rudder and accompanied by a half a baguette, grapes and maybe other fresh fruit.
That may have been the start of my love affair with runny cheese.