What are your favorite cheeses that are not the usual fare, but also, not impossible to find?
Some of my favorites are:
1. any ripened (brie-type) cheese made with goat's milk. Goat's milk has a nice "tang" that makes it a nice change from cow's milk brie.
2. "dolce" gorgonzola. This is gorgonzola that has a creamier, more plastic texture than regular gorgonzola, and a much sweeter taste.
3. gourmandise--kirsch-flavored I haven't seen this cheese for a while. It's a spreadable kind of cheese that comes in a wheel; very tasty and addictive.
4. morbier - a french cheese that has the color, general look, and texture of a swiss-type cheese, but without the holes