I'm finding a number of markets (Whole Foods, Fairway, etc) selling outdated cheese. Some of them are actually deceitful about it. Epoisses has a factory date before which the cheese is supposed to be best. Fairway covers that up with their own label with a later date on it, but if I peel it back, the original factory date has expired, sometimes by several months. They claim that the cheese doesn't actually spoil and that perishable foods are all required to have a date on them, but that it shouldn't apply to cheese. Well, maybe not if you enjoy the smell of ammonia. Whole Foods was selling La Tur that was more than a month beyond its best by date. I've pointed this out to people in the cheese department at both markets and have yet to see a cheese removed. One local market has gone so far as to take a razor and cut offthe portion of the Epoisses sticker with the date.
The point of this is an advisory if you're buying cheese so that you don't think you're buying a wonderful Epoisses and wind up with Mr. Clean.