I'm looking for "kill me now" quality cheeses. I've just had some unbelievable Old Amsterdam aged gouda (the person who bought it wasn't even able to tell me what exactly it was, but I've since figured out this is it) from Zabar's, an orange beauty with a rich, swooningly full taste, something reminiscent of tropical fruit, beer, and butter all at the same time, which makes no sense but that's what I tasted. It blew me away. When I popped a green grape berry in my mouth, the whole thing changed into something even more delicious. It was *yummy*, *amazing*, and *delish*, in popular CH speak! I'm sure it would be killer with, say, a glass of Orval. (What isn't...)
So: Share the names (and origin) of cheeses that knock *your* socks off! I need to expand my horizons here. Also, feel free to suggest pairings, not with a whole meal (I'm a bit too lazy for that), but with, say, a fruit, a beverage, etc. The more original the better.
I don't want to offend anybody but let's stick to cheese and leave out the story about how you were proposed over this very special piece of camembert at an amazingly beautiful farmhouse in France 20 years ago... it's *replication* we're looking for here. So the cheese must be available in the US, somewhere.
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