We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Make a run over to Hill Farmstead Brewery occasionly when visiting Northern NH. The Hardware store in Greensboro, VT, which sells everything also sells Jasper Hill cheese. Always grab a some. Delicious.
I do like cheese but not $197 worth at one go. My local Kroger puts a basket in the middle of their multiple cheeses case which they fill with various 4 ounce cheeses for under $5. Still expensive IMO, but a way to sample a whole lot of different cheeses, four or five at a time, and the ones I don't like I won't buy again.
One of the nice things about moving to Israel is that we get European cheese at not outrageous prices.
Previously the use of animal-derived rennet blocked kosher certification, but now most manufacturers use vegetable or genetically-modified curdling agents to satisfy the "organic" market - so lots of high-quality European cheese is kosher.
That choice improved when waves of French Jews came here - and it may improve more now that the Carrefour chain is investing in Israel.