When Stewart needs to cook with gourmet cheese or create beautiful charcuterie boards, she heads to Murray’s Cheese Shop in New York City (via Food & Wine). According to the domestic doyenne, the specialty store offers one of the best selections of cheeses you can find in the Big Apple, and an in-person visit is not even necessary. It also sells its fare online.
What makes this shop the place to purchase cheese? Murray’s flagship location in Greenwich Village has been around for over 80 years, and caters to notable figures like chef Tom Colicchio and Whoopi Goldberg (per Edible Manhattan).
But whether you are in the market for a Parmigiano-Reggiano or a woodsy-tasting, soft Brie, this artisanal store has got you covered with the over 200 different types of cheese it houses. Edible Manhattan further notes that in Murray’s land of fromage, there’s an extensive variety to choose from. And don’t worry if you are a cheese novice. The shop has plenty of cheesemongers on hand to answer questions and make recommendations.
But what makes the business even more exceptional is, per blog A Better Whey, it boasts its own aging caves beneath its storefront. These caves allow Murray’s to make its own cheese, while housing other cheeses, and age them all to peak maturation before they hit your mouth.