Although I don’t normally cheese blog, extreme circumstances sometimes call for extreme measures. As of Saturday the East Liberty Whole Foods in Pittsburgh had a decent number of small rounds of a truffled sheep cheese called Tartufello Pecorino. This is a cheese for which I would consider killing a man, yet is only slightly more available than the Duke Nukem sequel because Americans with tastes too refined for the chocolate-dipped twinkie generally limit their adventurousness to smoked gouda and pasteurized triple creme brie. Hence stores that take a chance on something truly memorable often throw much of their stock away, and thus don’t go out of their way to re-order cheeses like this or the equally missed Bleu de Basque Brebis.
You can help prevent that. If you can easily reach in the Pittsburgh area, stop by and see if you can secure one of these hockey puck-sized lifestyle upgrades for yourself (more expensive than a wedge of brie; cheaper than a Porsche)*. Even if you miss out on the current run, more people asking about the cheese will make it less likely that the sun will consume the Earth in a fiery apocalypse before they restock it.
For everyone else, chat about whatever.
(*) Do not accept a similar-sounding substitute, particularly not the one perversely coated in cinnamon, and then blame me for recommending non-sublime cheese.