This cheese is reputed to be King of the Blues, edging out Roquefort for the title of the strongest, sharpest, most pungent blue cheese in the world. At the urging of the nice lady at Artisan Cheese, Katrina and I sampled the King on Friday. Cabrales is a dark, gritty gray in color, with bumpy veins of purple-ish blue. It looks like gravel. Sadly, it tastes much the same. Imagine gravel on the side of a busy highway, home to roadkill and trash. Eating cabrales is like having your taste buds molested by an old man. The feelings of repulsion and disgust take years to go away. Cabrales is a cheese that lingers on the palate. 20 minutes later there will be some entirely new nasty taste in your mouth. No me gusta.