Recently, I am reading through the Dorie Greenspan cookbook, Around My French Table, and I come across a nugget on French cheese platters in which she mentions that good etiquette dictates you should never go back for a second slice of a cheese from the platter. You have one chance as it goes around to get what you want, never to be seen again.
I am stunned. For years, I have been delving into the cheese -- repeatedly and enthusiastically (and, frankly, loudly. I'm not exactly a shrinking violet).