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.
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!!!
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.