Panini at Murray’s Cheese Shop

Murray’s Cheese Shop is awesome. There was a huge article about it in the Food Issue of The New Yorker a few weeks ago and I think it’s safe to say that Murray’s is one of our nation’s greatest purveyors of cheese.

Of course, it’s rare to be walking through Greenwich Village on a hot day and say to oneself: “I could really go for a slice of Gouda right now!” So I’ve walked past Murray’s many times peering through the window, admiring the displays and scurrying on by. I almost did that today:

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But then I noticed, in the window, a sign that said they also sold paninis. I was hungry. It was lunch time. So I got the Italian panini with prosciutto, mozarrella and Italian dressing. It rocked!

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The bread was great, the meat was great, the cheese was great. All in all, it was great.

Next time I’ll go with the intention of buying a block of new and exciting cheese. Then I will eat it and tell you about it. For now, though, please accept my panini post.

3 comments

  1. Have you tried taleggio yet? I’m currently in love with it since I had it as part of a cheese course on my last trip to PHX. It’s an italian cheese. Creamy.. sort of mild but a little salty (I think it’s dipped in brine during aging). I love eating it with some toasted italian farm bread. Yum!

  2. I was so shocked by the poor poor quality of the products I bought last week at the “new ” Murrays. I live on the upper west side but decided to venture downtown to an old favorite of mine to pick up items for a cocktail party I was hosting the next day. The end result was that 5 out of 20 items I purchased that day @ Murrays’s were bad. I mean spoiled or dry out … roasted tomates had fermented, brie had turned to amonia, mushroom pesto was bubbling and had the wrong lid and the Manchego s=cheese was dried out. I am realy realy disappointed.

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