It seems like since my neighborhood store changed hands, the cheese prices have shot way up - which really annoys me because that means driving to Whole Foods to buy cheese (not entirely a bad thing because they have amazing selection, but I've pretty much stopped buying cheese at my usual store because I hate feeling ripped off) and I guess I'm just surprised that there'e so much variation. Recently I've noticed Humboldt Fog at $29.99/# at Thriftway, $24.99/# at Metropolitan Market (my walk-to store), and $18.99/# at Whole Foods. All three stores are within about three miles of each other in the urban center of Seattle. OK, so some stores might have a lower profit margin on other items that they are trying to recoup with cheese, but still, how much gouging do they think they can get away with? I would think there should be only a few dollars difference for a given cheese in a given market, not 10! Thoughts?