— Noted.

Murray’s cheese.

My best friends recently treated me to dinner at Murray’s Cheese Bar in the west village. We ordered the seasonal cheese flight, with the recommended wine pairing. It was so memorable, and something I am already looking forward to doing again. We went on a Saturday and there was a wait, so you might want to call ahead if you know you don’t do well waiting for food.

They also have an excellent happy hour every Monday through Wednesday from 5–7pm.

$10 cheese flights

$2 off any draft beer or wine by the glass

Yes, please!



Also, here’s a cheese tidbit for you. I just learned from a recent cooking class that cheese (like a fruit) has a “ripe” moment, when it tastes its best. The best way to make a selection is to go to cheese shops that have a  cheese monger at the counter who can help make recommendations on what’s best right now and give you tastings.

Oh, and also! Murray’s served their cheese with a perfect cracker. We had to ask our waiter about them — it is a brand called Z Crackers. Now you may proceed to create your own perfect little (or big) cheese tasting at home. Cheers!

  1. Pam Pollack says: April 1, 20146:07 pm

    We’re the owners of Z Crackers! Thanks so much for the shout-out! Glad you enjoyed the crackers!
    I don’t know where you live, but you can buy Z Crackers at Whole Foods, and many other stores, and of course Murray’s Cheese stores. Check out our Facebook page and website for a more complete list.

    • melyjun says: April 2, 20142:01 am

      Thanks, Pam!

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