1. Edwin's Austrian Muenster
A hit among ballsy eaters, this soft washed-rind stinker couldn't be more different from its bland, orange-rimmed counterpart.

2. Guffanti Four-Year-Old Provolone
More like a crumbly hard cheese, this complex, wickedly sharp provolone is way too good to melt on a griddle.

3. Noord Hollander Four-Year-Old Gouda
Yes, you can find reasonably tasty facsimiles in a grocery store, but the Dutch cheese doesn't get this crunchy, crystalline texture without small-batch techniques and extra-long aging.

4. Vella Dry Jack
With its Parmesan-like texture, this eight-month-old cocoa-rubbed manna from California puts plastic-wrapped pepper Jack to shame.