Mary Ann, I don't know. Is it in the future? If memory serves me correctly, I've seen electronically inscribed dates on some of the loaves I've seen. I'd look at the loaf.
For those interested, I just spoke with the customer service representative from F&A regarding the date on the box and the inscribed date on the loaf. This date is when the cheese is made. For the case I just bought, the date is 11/19/13. The man indicated that even though the recommended refrigerated shelf life is between 30 and 45 days, the longer it stays in the fridge unopened, the more it ages, yielding a better flavor.
He also told me that it is ok to freeze it, but it must be thawed in the refrigerator versus room temperature. I know there are mixed feelings from forum members on freezing cheese. I have it stored in my spare refrigerator at 36F.
So, if any NJ members are still interested in trying this cheese my offer is still on the table $2.95 per pound. Each loaf is approximately 6 pounds.