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Murray's Cheese Shop
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Today 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
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254 Bleecker St New York, NY 10014
254 Bleecker StUSNYNew York10014
(212) 243-3289murrayscheese.com
$$Cheese Shop, Sandwich ShopToday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
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The oldest and best Cheese Shop in the country. Check out our Caves or take a Class.Visit Murray's Melts counter, featuring sumptuous made-to-order grilled breakfast / lunch sandwiches and beer!
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Foodie mecca offering an array of fine cheeses plus breads, cured meats, olives & other deli items.- Google
People talk about cornelia street, dried fruit, charcuterie, virgin olive oil and parmigiano reggiano
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DC Cymbalista
reviewed a month ago
so here is the thing: i want to love them. the cheese is very very good. the staff utterly devoted to cheese. and takes the time to talk with you and discuss cheese and knows so much about it. they are a source of high quality deliciousness. but the prices are so high.. they are in an expensive hood - but i found jams on which they placed stickers that made them 50% more expensive than recommended price. you pay a lot - and you get a lot. but if you only want some cheddar and olive - there are better places...
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Amber King
reviewed 8 months ago
Cheese fanatics, behold thy kingdom! Murray's is a veritable dairy wonderland and it's clear they're very invested in their products. They raise their cheese up right in hopes that it'll find itself a very good home. There's a nice loft area upstairs for private parties with well-informed staff members ready to talk cheese with the lactose-minded. I sampled a delicious brie that I kept coming back to all night, paired with a great bubbly champagne. They also offer private tours of their basement cheese caves, but I must warn, they're not for the faint of heart. Cheese-making is altogether a delicate and harsh process involving precise measurements of temperature and chemicals. The guardians of the cheese made sure we were properly clothed in aprons and covered our hair and shoes so as to not affect the cheese with outside bacteria that would affect its quality and development. The strong ammonia-like smell that hits you in the cave is rather abrasive, and it's no wonder that a few people decided to cut their tour short. But the cheese masters were enthusiastic about the art of fromage and you had to admire their energy. You'll definitely never look at cheese the same way again after Murray's!
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Paul Keyser
reviewed 4 months ago
Long a landmark of Greenwich village, and almost an essential component of the Village, this deli supplies a regal array of "delikat Essen". But the name tells the tale, go here for the cheese: take a number (needed only for the cheese counter), and take the recommendations – these people know their cheese! Where else can you get such good advice and fantastic goods? Come here for the best available substitute for that long-banned delight of every cheese-lover, Reblochon, or carry off a Langres or an Époisses, or, really, pretty much anything.
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Rob DV
reviewed 3 months ago
Style over Substance in shipment. Wooden crate-like packaging needlessly overdone and heavy relative to the contents. The archived knowledge regarding Prosciutto di San Daniele, including the "...when sliced properly: paper thin, of course..." is exemplary and impressive, but what was received was more akin to cardboard thick and a misrepresentation of a true delicacy. Factor in the outlandish cost (4oz for $10.99, or $43.96 a pound) and it's disappointing to say the least. Authentic Italian fare, properly tended to and sliced (including genuine branded prosciutto di San Daniele), can be had for half of Murray's price at family run DiPalo's (corner of Grand and Mott) where they let you enjoy a taste of not only what you are ordering, but what other customers are trying out as well. (Just don't go at the heart of holiday season, when it's too mobbed.)
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B. Walker
reviewed 5 months ago
A fun place to shop around. There is a very large variety of cheese, and cured meats, all of which can be sampled before bought. This is also one of the few places that carries Serrano ham. The people who work behind the cheese counter are knowledgeable and will make recommendations based on your preferences. There are a lot of local cheeses, which is nice to see. Besides cheese, there is an olive bar, as well a large variety of chocolates and italian goods, such as sauces and pasta. Next to the cash register is some really really good handmade caramels--the chocolate pretzel one is my favorite, but the sea salt one is also good. There are cheese making classes and classes on cheese itself. Murray's has even expanded to include a cheese bar a few doors down.
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Holly Manning
reviewed 6 months ago
One of my favorite places in the city. I have taken the Mystery of the Caves class, which included a tour of their aging caves. It made me want to only purchase cheese from Murray's from here on out. My favorites are usually their seasonal cheeses, including the Apple cheese in the fall and Love at Mast in February. Since they age cheeses in their own caves, I really recommend buying the cave-aged cheeses. You won't be disappointed!

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