They do look like nice examples, Carter and I am very envious of the size of those cheeses!
As for my patience problems....
Well, I admit it, I do have a problem there...
I've always had problems waiting for my cheese to be ripe yet I've also found that smaller wheels don't seem to take as long to age.
I've eaten cheddars at 1, 2 & 3 months and they honestly didn't taste very much different.
I've eaten Gouda at anywhere from two weeks to 6 months and both the flavor and texture are there, even at a young age.
The last Stilton I ate, was only a month old and it was fantastic. Of course this is a small 4" round that is 8" tall. I'm sure it would be different for one of your large wheels.
Also, my recipe for Stilton does say to age the cheese for 8 weeks, so I'm pretty much right on schedule.
I'll take some pics and give a review once I do crack this one open.
Hopefully I'll not be disappointed.