I cried for a year when this cheese was withdrawn from the US market in a huff because of the somewhat misguided FDA aging requirements. But then the FDA came to their senses and Carles got over their huffiness and started shipping to the US again. This is hands-down the best blue cheese in the world. I love Colston Bassett Stilton and I love Rogue River Blue, but Carles turns it up one more notch. You have to like really intense blue flavor, I mean really intense blue. NOT the intense that blues get when they are open too long and get to be a dose of solidified ammonia, which sucks. But the intense of creamy peppery melt-in-your-mouth cold-spice grainy buttery goodness. Lights up potatoes and meats, and pairs well with intense chocolate and balsamic (I don't necessarily recommend Carles on all four at once).