I came across a new (to me) cheese in December. It was at Los Feliz's cheese shop, Say Cheese. It's called Le Chartreux. Cheeseline.com says this about it:
Le Chartreux is a gourmet cheese that is close to Raclette, yet with the rich, subtle bite of Tilsiter.
Le Chartreux can be served to complement Raclette or as an upscale substitute. Its unique bold flavor has an assertive initial bite that yields to a smooth and complex finish.
Made from unpasteurized cow's milk and expertly aged for a minimum of three months, we love it with fresh fruit, black walnuts and a good Bordeaux.
In order to comply with US FDA regulation for export to the USA the maturation of this cheese has been extended to over 60 days.