Considering how much of a cheese monster I am today, you might be surprised when I tell you that a couple of years ago, the only cheese I liked was cream cheese, Parmesan, feta and mozzarella on my pizza.
One of the places that had helped me expand my cheese horizon is Murray’s Cheese. The cheese shop first opened in Greenwich Village in 1962. Back then, it was a small, family-run business, but over the years the shop has evolved into a renowned cheese mecca offering an impressive variety of cheeses from all over the world.
The key aspect that I think sets Murray’s Cheese apart, is the team of expert cheesemongers. Sometimes I’ll just walk in, give the staff my preferences, and ask for their recommendations. It was the staff at Murray’s Cheese who recommended me to try the Jasper Hill Alpha Tolman, which is now a regular on my cheese boards, and it was also at Murray’s Cheese I got my first taste of Nettle Meadow’s Kunik, which is the best cheese I’ve ever had. If you haven’t tried that one yet, promise me you’ll put it on your list.
In a corner at Murray’s Cheese on Bleecker Street you’ll find Murray’s Mac & Cheese, which is a casual Mac & Cheese bar. You can get different kinds of Mac & Cheese along with a glass of red wine if you wish, making this little nook a perfect place for a pit stop if you’ve been wandering the city all day. I usually get the Classic Mac, but I’ve wanted to try the French Onion Mac for a while. If you’ve tried it, please let me know if it’s good. They also serve soup and sandwiches, but if you go, go for one of the Mac & Cheese variations.