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Murray's cheese

bxgirl Jun 17, 2008 12:48 PM

Has anyone taken a course at Murray's Cheese (on Bleecker Street)? I am thinking of giving a gift to a cheese- lover and wondered how the classes were at Murray's. I know that Artisanal also offers classes, but they are given all the way over on the west side in the 30's (not in their Park Ave. South location), and that is not as convenient as the Village.

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    bxgirl Jun 18, 2008 05:33 AM

    Thank you all for your thoughts. Thank you, guttergourmet, for the link to a previous thread. I found that very helpful.
    As an aside, I have been shopping at Murray's since its original incarnation ...as a very small shop in which the "guys" wrote out the price of each of your items, in pencil, on the paper bag in which they would pack the purchases!! To me, the store is just not the same!!!

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        aunteejoy Jun 17, 2008 12:58 PM

        I have attended 3 classes at Murray's. The teachers are very knowledgeable and well informed. There are typically 4-5 cheeses to taste along with french bread, dried fruit and nuts. Wines are served to match each cheese. The conversation has always been lively and enjoyable. Once the class is over, it's just about closing time and you may stay and shop for as long as you like.

        I think this is a nice gift.

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          bxgirl Jun 17, 2008 01:26 PM

          Thank you, auntee. Could you share which courses you have taken, and with which teachers? Are the classes usually crowded?
          I think I will do this, but would love to hear some more details from you!!

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            aunteejoy Jun 17, 2008 01:38 PM

            I have taken 2 classes - goat cheese and mountain cheese. One class was delivered by Liz Thorpe and the other by Chris Munsey.

            Class size is limited to around 12 and are typically full.

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