“First, we eat, then we do everything else.” – M.F.K. Fisher
Being on the shelves at Murray’s Cheese feels like being a small part of history. This Greenwich Village, NYC, institution was opened in 1940 by Murray Greenberg, a Jewish veteran of the Spanish Civil War. Greenberg built a strong reputation for his business and sold it in 1970 to his clerk Louis Tudda. An Italian immigrant from Calabria, Tudda catered the store to the neighborhood’s Italian character, with a focus on pantry staples and big block cheeses for more than 20 years.
In 1991 experienced grocer Rob Kaufelt purchased Murray’s and began traveling the world searching for new cheeses to bring back to the U.S. Kaufelt established Murray’s cheese-obsessed culture, with a commitment to excellence. These values lead to great success for the small cheese shop. In 2002 they opened their second location in the Grand Central Terminal. Their business has grown to include 600+ wholesale customers, a thriving e-commerce business, year-round educational programs, a full-service restaurant Murray’s Cheese Bar, catering, and state-of-the-art cheese aging caves in Long Island City, NY.
We are so thrilled to be on the shelves at both of their brick and mortar locations in Manhattan. With a relatively small selection of pantry products designed to accompany their cheese, we are honored to be one of them.