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

3.0
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
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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

Netflix & Cheese

Our most binge-worthy cheeses to pair with your favorite shows Ready to Netflix and chill with some of your favorite cheeses? We’re breaking down which cheese you should binge based on the show you’re currently obsessed with. Whether you’re snacking with friends or enjoying a TV cheese platter for o…

Murray’s Memorial Day Best

By Jenna Giannasio, a member of Murray’s Wholesale Team We’ve made it through another winter! The snow, cold and early dark has been replaced by sunshine and blue skies and, best of all, the approach of summer. This Memorial Day, we have some great ways for you to celebrate.  Hosting a barbecue? Goi…

Meet the Maker: FireFly Farms

We got the inside scoop from the team at FireFly Farms, Maryland’s most awarded cheesemaker, on their sustainable practices, dedication to all-natural cheeses, and some tasty pairing suggestions for their most popular cheeses. FireFly has an amazing dedication to sustainability—how does that focus s…

Meet the Maker: Stepladder Ranch & Creamery

We sat down with Jack Rudolph, one of the owners of Stepladder Ranch and Creamery alongside his wife Michelle, to get the inside scoop on his team’s award-winning cheeses, dedication to sustainability, and life on California’s Central Coast. You source all your milk from your own goat herd, or from …

All About Pleasant Ridge Reserve

Known for being a bright crowd-pleaser, this sweet stunner is the most awarded cheese in American history, hailing from Uplands Cheese Company. Having been awarded the honor of Best of Show at the annual ACS competition three times, as well as having won the US Cheese Championship in 2003, it’s easy…

Mother’s Day with Murray’s

By Jenna Giannasio, a member of Murray’s Wholesale Team At Murray’s, we love Moms! And grandparents, mother figures or whoever you celebrate at this time every year. We’ve put together a great gift and activities guide to help you show your gratitude for these important folks. What better way to sho…
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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 Papa Murphy's, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Ruby Tuesday.

  • 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 1 office.