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I'm with you on all those. I recently had some Irish goats cheese in the 'type that fights back' category. You just can't get a strong goats cheese in England; anyway picked it up at at a packed Christmas market in Belfast so I have no idea what it's called sadly but it was worth every penny of the £45 per kilo and then some .
Thanks to everyone who gave a recommendation, my dreams will be full of cheese. Time for me to turn in.
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Back in Denmark there is a much wider "cheese flavor scale" than I have been able to find here in the US. My preference is slightly above the middle (if that makes any sense), but the closest I get to that here is when I occasionally find a good Fontina. Years ago my local grocery store carried a great Spanish cheese that was almost spot on, but they no longer have that available.
It's funny, the grocery stores here in California and Mexico actually have an assortment of Danish cheeses, but it is usually limited to Blue Cheese (which I cannot stand), Fontina, Havarti (that's for kids), Brie, Camembert (eeew) and Feta (for salads).
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It's difficult to find these days, but I've long enjoyed Win Schulers "Bar Scheese"[^]. My stepdad's father used to send a crock from Chicago a couple times a year, and we scarfed it down in an evening. While the recipe was a family secret, I was able to come close to matching it using very sharp cheddar cheese, port wine, and strong horseradish. I think I still have a couple of the original crocks - they don't offer them anymore, sadly.
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Whatever your type, just go for a decent quality cheese with real flavour.
I enjoy brie, Cheddar, Wensleydale, Stilton, Shropshire blue and Green (or Blue*) Wensleydale as my 'standard' selection of cheeses. A good goat's cheese also takes some beating but that's fantastically expensive so I don't typically buy it.
*: It used to be called 'green', although it's a blue cheese similar to Stilton. It went through a short rebranding phase as 'Jervaulx Blue', and now it's 'Blue Wensleydale'.