Being French, I was raised eating cheese, any kind of cheese, although, as a kid, I hated the stinky ones. I have no favorite and in fact, with close to 400 different cheeses in France, it is tough to choose. I remember that the first time we went to France Jodi and I to visit my family, I brought her to a supermarket to see the different cheeses proposed, but also how cheap it is compared to the US. I would say that it is 2 to 3 times the price. So sad, as cheese is so good! The best places to buy cheese in New York City are for me Fairway, Zabar's and Whole Food, where they offer a wide variety of cheeses from all over the world. But there is also Murray's on Bleecker.
When we arrived, the place was not that crowded, but when we left, it was packed! They sat us at the bar that was very comfortable considering that it is fairly large and we were not too close from our neighbors.
This is what we picked:
Vendéen Bichonné from France:
This is a creamy cow’s milk cheese that is salty and nutty with a hint sweet cinnamon-clove spice. It was paired with pickled raisins.
Cabot Clothbound Cheddar from Vermont:
Made with cow's milk, it is sweet, savory, nutty and tangy. It was paired with an apple butter.
Vacherin Fribourgeois from Switzerland:
Made with raw cow milk, it has a slightly acidic and resiny flavor. I admit that I forgot what the chutney was...
Époisses from France:
Produced in the village of Époisses in Bourgogne, this cheese an unpasteurized cow's milk cheese with a pungent taste. It was paired with a carrot chipotle that had cumin in it.
Blu di Bufala from Italy:
This blue cheese made with buffalo milk had a nice buttery texture and was both sweet and tangy. It was served with a salted caramel.
This was a perfect dinner and it will for sure not be the last time I will be there! Definitely the place for cheese lovers!
Enjoy (I did)!
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