I have seen brie cheese labeled 2X and 4X and would like to know what that means.

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    I've never seen that - can you find a photo? Jun 19, 2014 at 8:05

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I think you're referring to "double creme" and "triple creme" brie. In this, the milk is enriched with added cream until the butterfat content is double or triple the normal level before the cheese is made.

According to French law, this works out to 60-75% butterfat for double creme brie, and 75%+ for triple creme. Note that's the percentage of the dry matter in the cheese, excluding the water contained in the cheese, and not total volume. Here's a good post explaining the differences. In general, these tend to be much creamier and richer than "regular" brie.

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    I think you're correct about double-creme; I've never seen quadruple-creme brie, though. Sure would like to try some, I can't even imagine how rich and delicious it would be.
    – logophobe
    Jun 19, 2014 at 14:28

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