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:


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!


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 thoughts on “Panini at Murray’s Cheese Shop”

  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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