At the behest of a friend who works behind the cheese counter at Whole Foods, I picked up a wedge of Sartori's Rum Runner BellaVitano, a rum-soaked cow's milk cheese from Wisconsin. Reminiscent of a funkier cheddar/pecorino/emmental, the Rum Runner is really wow factor with the barest hints of crystallization within the cheese - that, along with the nuanced flavors, tells me the folks at Sartori take care with their affinage (also they win like all the awards at World Cheese everything.)
When I jumped into the eating part, my grandmother and sister and I all felt like we tasted a glazed doughnut somehow - I think it came from the natural dairy sugar, high fat content, and also the fact that the rum used in the process is flavored like a Heath bar; so toffee and a darker sweetness are pretty apparent. Other than that, one can detect some pineapple, lingering nuttiness, and a little salty meatiness that you would find in a farmstead or mountain cheese. BUT THE CRYSTALS too, don't forget about the crystals. I would get gourmet with this cheese by pairing it with a meaty Côtes du Rhone blend or even a peppery Chinon. Santé! Also you can only find this cheese at Whole Foods, but my wedge was only $4.80 and definitely worth it.