Murray’s Cheese

Shopping, Cheesemongers Upper East Side
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Murray’s Cheese
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Murray's Cheese

Murray’s is basically the Willy Wonka’s candy store of cheese. The huge West Village shop is filled from floor to ceiling with everything you need for the perfect cheese plate, basket or late-night binge-eating session. The cheese case seems to stretch for miles and is filled with between 350 and 400 cheeses at any time. This goes from familiar clothbound cheddars to exclusive cheeses like the Annelies, an Alpine-style cheese that is cave-aged in the shop until it melts like a dream, and the Other Stephen, a funky beer-washed triple-cream cheese. Once you’ve worked with the friendly cheesemongers to find the best cheese and charcuterie, the rest of the shop has all the crackers, cheese tools (like knives, fondue pots and shirts with whey too many really-Gouda puns) beer and cider, honey and other condiments you need. Still not enough? Geez, you’re hard to please. There are also cheesemaking and wine-pairing classes, in-house sandwich shop Melts, a full restaurant, Murray’s Cheese Bar, next door and a second location in Grand Central Market.

By: Alyse Whitney


Venue name: Murray’s Cheese
Address: Grand Central Market
Lexington Ave
New York
Cross street: at 43rd St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7am–9pm; Sat 10am–7pm; Sun 11am–6pm
Transport: Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central
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Christa Sully

My apologies to all the lactose intolerant., Murray's Cheese is heaven. I could leave it at that and I would be saying enough, but seriously, this is the spot for all your cheesy needs and then some. Staff is excellent and friendly, you can sample before you purchase, and they have every pairing possibility in store. Not to mention grilled cheese to go and they offer classes. Like I said, heaven.