From some mystical source, the Amish get deli-style logs of cheese (6-7 lbs) and resells them for $15 - a relative steal compared to grocery store cheeses. If you want the cheddar, you have to be there on Friday or you might get stuck with a bland colby or colby jack. Alas, I was only fortunate enough to find a colby during my last visit to the backwoods of Michigan.
After shipping my precious cheese back to NC, I set about preserving it in a way that would not take up a quarter of the already-full fridge. That's right, friends, I waxed it.
So that's waxed cheese. It doesn't need refrigeration, and after it is waxed it continues to age. Store in a cool, dry place and turn the blocks every couple of weeks because cheese wax is slightly softer than paraffin and may start to "flow" if left in the same position, especially in a warmer area.