Overrated: Smoked Gouda
"People always ask if I have any smoked Gouda. If I never heard those words again, I'd be so happy. There are a few good ones, but I don't know why people love them so much. I could say that about any smoked cheese, though. The vast majority of people are eating them because they like the smoky flavor, not the cheese. It almost hides the flavor of the cheese, and it's an easy way to mask cheese that's poorly made."
"This doesn't get the love that it deserves as a table cheese. It's more often a cooking cheese, but it really belongs on a cheese board. With the right beverage, it can really sing. They call it the king of cheese for a reason; it's an amazing cheese that's been made the same way for hundreds of years."