Let me tell you about cheese.
I live in Maryland, and before that New Jersey. The cheese down here is awful.
Yes, the cheese (and bread) for that matter is 1,000 x better in NJ/NYC. Why? I don't know, but you can't find anything remotely as tasty as back home in the civilized part of the world.
So, I'm relegated to buying Boar's Head or Cracker Barrel, just to get a decent flavor, even it is is filled with uber preservatives and other chemicals that make it less attractive.
I can't wait to go somewhere else where there are better cheeses which make life worth while.
The few, the proud, Cheese.