In Salt Lake City, cheese of all kinds of expensive. Even the stuff from Wisconsin is priced much higher than the same stuff is priced on the east coast--but it has to be easier and less expensive to get cheese from Wisconsin to SLC.
Not only that, but there's a big milk-producing area here, the Cache Valley.
So why should cheese of all kinds be so horribly overpriced here? Oh, well, of course, the stuff I consider....umm...not very interesting, like "American cheese" and other stuff sold in 2-lb blocks, is not all that expensive. But anything like Brie, even domestic brie from Wisc., is expensive, ditto blue cheese, anything imported (e.g. Jarlsberg).
I have one guess: perhaps the more interesting cheeses are regarded as a luxury, and priced accordingly.