I did 8 blocks a month ago to the date today. Sampled and still too young at 2 weeks. Edible but rough/strong. Alot of guys say 6 weeks is required and also say it continues to get better with age like a year+. Planned to rest on counter but the girls complained. I was surprised myself how strong it was (4 hours cob). Due to this, I did uncovered overnight in fridge and vac sealed next day. I am not confident the overnight rest is critical but I bet if you vac sealed the cheese right away it would deform or smoosh (technical term). :D
Yes, don't be in a hurry to taste your smoked cheese. I'm currently consuming cheese that I smoked over a year ago. I would say that the soonest I would taste some cheese would be a good month after it was smoked. One needs to always plan in advance when it comes to smoked cheese.