Once upon a time, manchego and goat cheese had a stinky little baby and her name is Balarina Aged Goat Gouda.
Anyway, at $17.99/lb, Balarina is fairly dear for my modest means, but a worthwhile occasional purchase. Very satisfying. I'm nibbling on some now on my lunch break. Too bad I have to go back to work, else this would be quite marvelous with a nice wine. Mmmm.
There's this one stinky cheese that is one of my all-time favorites - epoisses - which the link terms "a stinker with a drinking problem." I had a friend who shared a house in Santa Fe with a couple of friends, among them the wine buyer for the Santa Fe Whole Foods. Went there one New Years' Eve party and found a puck of epoisses salaciously oozing across a plate. The wine was red and delicious, and I succumbed to this neglected dissolving puck of creamy funky heaven. Epoisses actually has a creamy sweetness you would not expect, but have a care-- the scent is un-ignorable. This cheese is reputed to be banned on the Metro in Paris, for some reason. :P