It's an ethnic thing...
I watched for a moment, enjoying the way the light showed off the beautiful crystallization of the cheese, and the manager caught my eye. I nodded at the cheese, and said, "It's a real thing of beauty." He laughed, and replied, "It certainly is." Then he took his own knife, split out a small chunk from the center of the cheese, and passed it to me to taste. "Nothing like the heart," he said.
mmmmm cheese alright! My personal faves are locatelli romano and for homemade sauce it has to be pecorino romano.