The smelly cheeses are never as strong on the palate as they would seem. If you can get past the initial shock of that curious perfume, there is a world of delight awaiting you.
I seek out American raw milk cheeses, generally. The pasteurized ones seem neutered and dead.
The whole idea of cheese is, I guess, a little weird…the liquid from a ruminants’ teat, treated with the enzyme procured from the young ones’ stomach…sometimes aged for years…Those of us that love it are hopelessly addicted. Those that find it repugnant? I would ask -do you eat meat? That rare steak is pooling blood on your dinner plate…Your burger/hot dog/sausage probably contain pieces of the animal that would seem far from edible. I understand likes and dislikes ( I don’t enjoy liver or wild rice etc.) but if it is a food fear from childhood that is preventing you from trying new things I invite you to experiment. Life is short.