Photo Hungry!: Murray's Cheese - Mystery of the Caves Tour
As the cold months hit, if you’re looking for a fun indoor excursion on a weekend…. try a cheese course at Murray’s Cheese! IA and IIA gifted me a class for my birthday (thank you!), so the Saturday right before Hurricane Sandy (it was one of the last things we did before being cooped up in…
yeeehaw glad you enjoyed!
First Look At Murray's Cheese Bar
Since Rob Kaufelt bought Murray’s Cheese Shop in 1991, he has relocated the South Village landmark twice, expanded next door, built subterranean caves, and leased a distribution center in Queens. Murray’s Cheese Bar, three doors down from the mothership, is the next logical step: a 56-seat, subway-tiled restaurant serving fromage in all its sharp and stinky forms, under the direction of chef fromager Tia Keenan, whose work at Casellula helped pioneer the cheese-bar format. She’s divided her Murray’s menu into categories like Fry (Buffalo Cheese Curds), Pasta (Village Kugel), and Between Bread (Spicy Salami Monsieur), and has even concocted a rarebit Cheddar burger, sauced tableside. Consider also the pairing possibilities: wine, beer, cider, artisanal sodas, and kombucha on tap. And this is just the beginning of the Kaufelt-Keenan collaboration. “We want to do a grilled-cheese thing,” says Kaufelt. “I think we might do that next year.”
264 Bleecker St., nr. Morton St.; 646-476-8882
This dog is chilling outside of Murray’s Cheese, just keepin’ a cool attitude about life.
This picture was taken last summer, but today we feel as excited about the weather as this dog.
The West Village is full of interesting characters, and we’ve met most of them over the 71 years that we’ve had a shop on Bleecker Street.
Today a man who was mute came in, thirsty for a cherry soda. He drew a little picture of cherry soda and pointed. Conveniently, we’d just gotten in some samples, so Steve gave him a cold bottle and said it was on the house. The man smiled gratefully and left. He came back about an hour later with this gift for us.
Magical things happen when you work at a cheese shop.
KIND OF A BIG DEAL
Murray’s Cheese just got a deep fryer.
It’s not up and running yet, but when it IS… oh, the things we will fry.