In the meantime, with the specter of 300 percent tariff on Roquefort looming there's been a surge in sales. If you want to stock your own pantry here are some of the Roqueforts I've spotted around town in the past couple of weeks...
East Village Cheese had 3.5 oz packages of Cantorel Roquefort for the bargain basement price of $1.29, or approximately $5.90 per pound.
Trader Joe's in Brooklyn was well stocked with Societe Roquefort this weekend at $13.99 per pound.
And the always reliable Murray's Cheese has a Roquefort Papillon in stock that sells for $28.99 per pound. Last week I chatted with one of the cheese mongers at Murray's about the ban and he told me that even pre-outlandish tariff scare he's been suggesting Persille (per-see-yay) de Malzieu ($24.99), it's made with Lacaune sheep's milk, same as Roquefort. In terms of taste the Persille is creamy with an intense spicy finish. It's definitely a cheese I'll be enjoying again.
All of this tariff business stems from the EU's ban on US hormone laden beef, and supposedly there has been progress in the beef export talks so perhaps in the end the tariff will be pushed off again or avoided all together. At least we can hope.