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Apr 9, 2013 09:51 AM

Cheese Classes

I am going to be visiting my son and daughter-in-law in Northern N.J.
for 10 days in May.

Has any one taken a cheese class at Murray's? What was your experience?

any other suggestions?

I will also be visiting Dean Deluca,Fairway, and Zabar's

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  1. Good for you, jpr. I've taken all the food tours in NYC and several include Murray's. And Murray's always includes a portion of their tasting tour in their classroom area. If you want to focus only on cheese, I can't speak to Murrays cheese class only but if you want to enjoy an NYC food tour that includes Murray's I can make a recommendation.

    Yes, I've been to Dean Deluca, Fairway, and Zabar's, Eataly, Chelsea Market, Chinatown, Little Italy, etc. All food destinations with cheese stops you can do by foot if you allow plenty of time.

    You can also let the food cabbie do the driving and take one of his tours and ask for a cheese tour specifically. We've done this four x's with various friends.

    How much time do you have :)

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    1. re: HillJ

      My son lives in Northern Bergen County.
      I will be up North for 10 days-May 16-26
      My son is graduating from Rutgers with a Masters Degree in Library Science.
      This is a second career choice-
      He was a lawyer for over 10 years.
      I lived in Northern Bergen County for 30+ years.
      The only place I haven't visited is Eataly and new shops at Chelsea Markets.

      Actually I lived in Oakland which is just a few miles from Milford.(down Skyline Drive)

      1. re: jpr54_1

        What a nice opportunity to be with your family! Well, you can easily spend a day at any of the neighborhoods in the city and NJ choices would be a pay in advance/register commitment.

        Some great choices out there!

    2. Also, you didn't specify what part of NJ but if you have the time and inclination:

      LONG VALLEY Valley Shepherd Creamery, 50 Fairmount Road; (908) 876-3200; Six-hour cheesemaking classes on the third Sunday of the month, from April to November. The price includes lunch and a two-pound wheel of cheese that students can take home when ready.

      PRINCETON Ezekiel’s Table, 974 Mercer Road; (609) 240-7712;
      Marcia Willsie, the owner, along with local chefs and artisans, teaches group classes at this 300-year-old Quaker farmhouse. Megan Caley’s next cheesemaking class will be on Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; includes homemade bread and cheese.

      Milford NJ: Bobolink Dairy, 42 Meadow Burn Road; (973) 764-4888;
      Five-hour lecture and demonstration classes on cheese- and breadmaking are offered nearly every other Sunday, from May to October. lunch included. Class size limited to 20.

      1. How serious are you? This is by far the best place in NYC: the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, located at 483 Tenth Avenue between 36th and 37th Street. Close to Pt Authority / Penn

        Master Class

        Or single sessions:

        I see only one cheese-related session at Astor Center:

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        1. re: thegforceny

          Artisanal Cheese I posted on the "summer cheese school" thread and highly recommend your recommendation if you want the full on professional treatment.

          If you're looking for some NYC food fun, there are most casual choices.

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