I have to agree with you. In fact I picked some up from the store yesterday, and after trying it, I had to do an online search to see if it was supposed to taste and smell like that. I understand that some cheeses are supposed to smell terrible, but this seriously smelled like a pair of shoes that had been left out in the rain overnight and then brought inside and left in a small closet for weeks. I tried to eat it anyway (with crackers) but i had to stop, and it took a long time and a few other snacks to finally get the taste out of my mouth. I threw the rest of the cheese away as well.