This is a raw-milk British cheese, firm and aged yet with a smooth, creamy texture. Like George Clooney. According to the folks at Artisan Cheese, it has undertones of smoky bacon and according to Doug (who also resembles George Clooney), it tastes really good with beer. I think it has all those qualities and it also tastes like pineapple, which is kind of freaky at first, and combined with the undertones of smoky bacon, makes it sort of the hawaiian pizza of the artisan cheese world. The other funny thing about the Poacher is that when Katrina and I sampled it, she thought the name meant Poacher as in to cook in water, as opposed to illegally shooting someone else's game. My references to Danny the Champion of the World, Roald Dahl's definitive text on pheasant poaching, didn't really clear things up for her, either.