I would like some recommendations for blue cheeses. My preference is for something straightforward such as Maytag, which is my favorite. I also recently enjoyed a buttermilk blue that was quite good from Cheesetique, an excellent and reasonably priced cheese store in the DC area. The reason I ask is that I just bought a Mountain Gorgonzola Piccante from Balducci's, a gourmet store, that tasted and smelled like a dead animal and had to throw it away. Not sure if that was how it was supposed to be or it just went bad.