Cheese Tasting at Murray’s on Bleeker Street

by Ellie Seymour

I may or may not have a weakness for cheese, so the fact I usually stay down the street from Murray’s, the most incredible cheese shop in New York, is fabulous and dangerous at the same time. The shop is packed with incredible cheeses, meats, chocolates, breads and ice creams, and the cheesemongers are geniuses (and give samples!).

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I always go in when I’m visiting New York, but this time around, I signed up for a cheese-tasting class, one that would arm me with the knowledge to approach a cheese counter and create a cheese board.

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The wine flowed as our witty host and cheese expert, Dan Belmont, talked us through Murray’s favourite cheeses from seven well-known families.

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The best part? Finding out that blue cheese tastes far better with Spoonable butterscotch sauce and Zimbro with Anarchy in a Jar’s Grapefruit and Smoked Salt Marmalade.

You’ll find Murray’s Cheese course calendar here.

(Photography by Bekka Palmer)


Lyall Pratt

I really like the look of Murrays. As a connoisseur of excellent cheese, I will seek out this establishment as a matter of high priority on my next trip to New York. Thanks for bringing Murrays to my notice.

Michelle Lewis

Thanks for mentioning us in this post, Ellie. I’m so glad you enjoyed our Brooklyn Butterscotch, and Murray’s is a pretty spectacular place!


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