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Posted by Lucy on 11/17/2011
We had a sampling of cheese here with the Adriana Trigiani Tour's Village Tasting Tour. The store is incredible- you walk through and you see every type of cheese imaginable as well as sausages and fresh pastas and all things imported from Italy. I'd love to come back here to do some shopping! The prices are a little high compared to what I get at the super market but you're paying for gourmet cheese so for me it's worth it. I don't remember what cheeses we sampled but they were all Italian and were all delicious. The store was pretty packed but it wasn't a problem squeezing through. Murrays let us sit up in their classroom to sample our cheese that overlooks their entire store. Our guide told us that they give classes in mozzarella making, wine and cheese pairing and more. I would definitely be interested in doing that with my husband or with friends.
Posted by Amy on 09/08/2009
Being a vegetarian, I only eat cheeses made without animal rennet. East Village cheese only carries ONE cheese for me. Then I moved to the west village, and I live a block away from Murray's Cheese now. Hallelujah! It is a breathe of fresh air. The people are very helpful, and know a great deal about their cheeses. They offer suggestions and they actually offer you taste-tests! You don't have to sheepishly beg to try the cheese, knowing that you might get scolded in front of all the people in the store. The guys who work there are ready and willing to dole out tastes, because they realize that this is the way to keep the customer coming back in for more. But the best part yet - They have like 30 cheeses that are made without animal rennet, for the veggie lover. I am still stunned by my huge selection. It is a vegetarian's cheese paradise! Yes, that section of bleecker street is very touristy, and murray's cheese is often packed with out-of-towners who stroll in with their suitcases, grabbing last minute souveniers like "Murray's Cheese" tshirts and hats. But among them are the locals, like myself, who can't stop going back for the scrumptious cheese selection. Yummmm!