Murray's Cheese

Murray was a Jewish veteran of the Spanish Civil War who was rumored to be a Communist – but pay no mind, he was a smart capitalist who built a great reputation for the business. In the 70s, Murray sold the shop to his clerk Louis Tudda, an Italian immigrant from Calabria. In those days, it was a humble butter and eggs shop that had a lot of block cheeses and catered to the little Italian enclave that Bleecker Street was at the time. Rob Kaufelt bought the Murray’s in the early 90s and began traveling the globe, finding new cheeses that no one had ever heard of and bringing them back to the US. He and our lucky team travel regularly both in Europe and across the US in search of the new and great artisan cheeses being produced from California to Vermont and from Athens to Wales. And everywhere in between. The main thing that makes Murray’s special is our passion for cheese – we share that with our friends and customers, whether you’re visiting one of our shops in New York, stopping by a Murray’s kiosk at your local supermarket, trolling on our web site, taking a class with us, or working with our wholesale department for your restaurant.
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Employee Rating

2.9
TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyKroger
HQNew York, US
Founded1940
Websitemurrayscheese.com
Murray's Cheese was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in New York, US

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Murray's Cheese Office Locations

Murray's Cheese has an office in New York
New York, US (HQ)
254 Bleecker St
New York, US
89 East 42nd Street Grand Central 73 Grand Central Market
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Founding Date

1940
Murray's Cheese is a subsidiary of Kroger

Murray's Cheese Online and Social Media Presence

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Murray's Cheese Blogs

Bring In the Goats: Behind the Scenes of Jasper Hill’s Latest Endeavor

When it comes to serious American cheese operations, Jasper Hill is at the top of the list. This Vermont maker has been producing award-winning original creations since 2003, when brothers Andy and Mateo Kehler sold their first artisanal cheese, eventually growing their business into the full-scale …

Important Murray’s Business Update

To our dear guests and neighbors. We are writing to let you know of a few changes to our businesses in the coming weeks. Murray’s Cheese shops on Bleecker Street and in Grand Central Market remain open with revised hours at our Bleecker Street from 10am-7pm. As questions of food scarcity arise, we a…

Cold Smoke: The Story of St. Stephen’s Latest Transformation

The Murray’s Cheese Caves have been home to countless experiments, award-winning cheeses, and plenty of brand new flavors, including the latest Labs collaboration, a smoked version of Four Fat Fowl’s famously creamy St. Stephen. But how exactly do these inventive cheeses come to fruition? We’re taki…

Murray’s Guide to Girl Scout Cookies + Cheese Pairings

Spring is almost here, which means the return of sunshine, flowers, seasonal allergies, and the most important arrival of all: Girl Scout Cookies. We’re not here to debate the best flavors (although the ones we’ve chosen here easily make the top five), but we’ve dreamed up the ultimate cheese pairin…

All About Cheddar: The Ultimate Guide to Cheddar Types

What’s the deal with cheddar? While you might think this category is relegated to your basic plastic-wrapped, grocery-store variety, the truth is the world of cheddar is a wide and incredibly varied one, with a whole spectrum of flavor profiles and textures. The word “sharp” is often used to describ…

By Women, For Everyone: An Interview with Seemore Meats & Veggies

Seemore Meats & Veggies, a women-owned operation, has a creative lineup of flavorful vegetable-infused sausages dedicated to original, premium ingredients and sustainable practices. We sat down with founder and fourth-generation butcher Cara Nicoletti to get the inside scoop on how the brand was…
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Murray's Cheese Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Murray's Cheese founded?

    Murray's Cheese was founded in 1940.

  • Who are Murray's Cheese competitors?

    Competitors of Murray's Cheese include Arcos Dorados Holdings, Sonic and Panera Bread Company.

  • Where is Murray's Cheese headquarters?

    Murray's Cheese headquarters is located at 254 Bleecker St, New York.

  • Where are Murray's Cheese offices?

    Murray's Cheese has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does Murray's Cheese have?

    Murray's Cheese has 2 offices.