I'm not a fervent cheese connoisseur myself (give me some brie, kaukuna or laughing cow on a cracker and I'm ecstatic), but I know those who are (just one of many expensive hobbies I'd love to take up after the lottery win). So for them I give you the coolest blog I've ever seen about artisanal cheesemakers of the Pacific Northwest (and elsewhere) Pacific Northwest Cheese Project.
Author Tami Parr has everything a cheeseloving gastrophile could ever want in a website. Places to buy handmade cheese in every major NW city/region. Recommended books. Festivals and events. General cheese-loving, wine and food websites.
Heads up to certain Twilight loving cheeseheads out there - I'm recommending this from Willapa Hills Farmstead Cheese, untasted for your New Moon Premier Party.