Murray's Cheese Classes, New York

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You’ll not only learn about the various micro-climates and soils found in the region, but you’ll also learn which cheesy cuisines bring out the spicy, the unctuous, the sweet and silky flavors of each oil. Join us for our first-ever organoleptic exploration into all things olive oil. We will take your tastebuds to Italy, Spain, and beyond as yo

$75
+750 pts
W.   Jul 30th, 6:30pm
All levels

Flex your new cheese know-how the next time you're at a cheese counter! Impress all your friends with your vast knowledge of all kinds of cheeses and how to pair them perfectly with other foods and drinks. Do you love cheese? Of course. Do you want to know more about it? Of course. Cheese 101 is the best place to start--hey, even some of best chees

$60
+600 pts
F.   Aug 1st, 6:30pm
Beginner
Friday August 1 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $60
Wednesday August 6 6:30pm - 7:45pm 1 Session $65
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Join us for an evening of delicious French wine from the varied regions of the country, chosen by a seasoned wine professional. Travel to France from the comfort of our classroom. A Murray's Cheese expert will pair each elixir with fantastic French cheeses. A night of la vie en France!

$75
+750 pts
Sa.   Aug 2nd, 12pm
All levels

Make your very own tasty mozzarella at home. Learn all the techniques professional cheese makers use to create all different styles of fresh mozzarella. Mild and milky, smooth and silky - any way you stretch it, we love fresh mozzarella. In this hands-on crash course, we'll teach you how to make it at home. First we'll set you straight on coagulat

$100
+1000 pts
Sa.   Aug 2nd, 4pm
All levels
Saturday August 2 4pm - 5:30pm 1 Session $100
Saturday August 9 2:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $100
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The natural partner for a hunk of cheese often comes from grains rather than grapes. Explore the origins of whiskey, as well as the wide variety of aromas and tastes of the world's best whiskey regions. Whether they're light and honeyed, have a rich, sherried sweetness, or end emphatically with full- bodied peat smoke, whiskey's characteristics cre

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+750 pts
M.   Aug 4th, 6:30pm
All levels

This summer, Murray's Cheese partners with winemaker Chateau d’Esclans and food centric girl bloggers "The Sisterhood of the Unbuttoning Pants" for a partnership that will just tickle us pink. From "A magical estate in the heart of Provence, the rosés of winemaker Chateau d’Esclans, are unique in the sense that they offer that experience…and

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+750 pts
T.   Aug 5th, 6:30pm
All levels

Join Beth Griffenhagen, Marketing maven and events extraordinaire at Murray’s Cheese, and Rebecca Lando, creator of the Working Class Foodies webseries and author of the WCFoodies blog and cookbook, for the lowdown on the best low-cost cheeses for any kind of party, plus penny-pinching recipes and party tips. We’ve been there: in the flurry of

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+600 pts
Th.   Aug 7th, 6:30pm
All levels

We all like cheese, but how to wash each specific style of cheese down perfectly? What wine goes best with a light soft chevre? Should I do beer with cheese - what kind goes best with cheddar? How about a nice strong scotch? What cheese will it not overpower?

$75
+750 pts
F.   Aug 8th, 6:30pm
All levels

Calling all cheeselovers! Whether you're an Pleasant Ridge Reserve expert or a Cheddar rookie, Cheese 101 is the place to be. We'll walk you through an All American tasting of seven families of cheese--from fresh to bloomy to blue and everything in between--so that you leave armed with the knowledge you need to approach even the most daunting of ch

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+600 pts
W.   Aug 13th, 6:30pm
All levels

Join Doug Nevins of Grade Harvest wines as we take a tour of the great state of New York and all the wines, from North Fork to the Finger Lakes that showcase the terroir of the Empire State. Taste cheese that enhance, compliment and make these wines come to life.

$75
+750 pts
Th.   Aug 14th, 6:30pm
All levels

Fruity, juicy and robust wines compliment the boldest of cheeses to create an almost dessert like pairing (spoon-able caramel and candied pecans don't hurt either)

$75
+750 pts
Sa.   Aug 16th, 1pm
All levels

Come join us for a pairing class perfect for folks who "red cup" it to The Great Lawn or Prospect Park to picnic during the lazy days of summer. We pair picnic- basket-friendly cheeses with beers and ciders that are sure to quench your thirst on the most sweltering of days.

$75
+750 pts
M.   Aug 18th, 6:30pm
All levels

We create a literal FEAST of our the best on the shelves and in the cases of our stores, perfectly paired with cheeses plucked fresh from our state-of-the-art cheese caves. Learn the history of each product and producer, and get the exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how each product enhances your cheesy experience. The format of this class encou

$75
+750 pts
W.   Aug 20th, 6:30pm
All levels

Join celebrated NY Times and Atlantic Monthly journalist and author of "American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit" Clay Risen, as he takes us through the trends in American Whiskey. Each Whiskey is paired with a cheese that perfectly compliments and will help add to the conversation of the hottest libation in ou

$75
+750 pts
M.   Aug 25th, 6:30pm
All levels

Join Orr Shtuhl, author of An Illustrated Guide To Cocktails, for a pairing of the summer’s ripest, most mouth-watering cheeses with forgotten classic cocktails, such as smoked honey that is the Rusty Nail and the never-failing Gin and Tonic. As the dog days of summer descend on New York, the tastiest place to be is often on the rocks. But cockta

$75
+750 pts
W.   Aug 27th, 6:30pm
All levels

Pair light, spicy wheat beers with tangy citric goat cheese or matching up those toffee notes in your ale with a salty aged sheep cheese. No matter the combination, you will be able to impress your friends with an expansive knowledge of cheeses and beer. Wine and cheese get all the headlines, but many cheese lovers think beer is better. Join us for

$75

Learn the behind-the-scenes story on each and every one of the judges' picks from this years American Cheese Society competition. Every August the American Cheese Society holds its annual conference and competition where hundreds of American-made cheeses go wheel-to-wheel to determine which ones will be deemed the best of the best in their specific

$50

Identify and pair a multitude of fine cheeses with a variety of high quality Italian sparkling wines. Move over, champagne! Italy is one of the largest producers of sparkling wines, bubbly beauties that run the gamut from fruity and floral to rich and dry. Domenico Valentino's Jim Hutchinson will highlight Italian sparklers from Domenico Valentino

$65

Learn about basic affinage practices and the elementary science behind what happens to cheeses as they age. Enjoy your newfound knowledge as we lead you through a guided tasting of cave-aged gems so you can see (we mean taste) the benefits of the aging process for yourself. See why Conde Nast Traveler named our Caves as one of the 50 Coolest Place

$75

We know you've moved beyond thinking that honey comes in a plastic bear or that cheese comes in a big yellow block. Now learn exactly how to match the two incredible edibles together to create out-of-this-world pairings. Sascha Ingram, Murray's Classroom Coordinator, will be pairing a variety of honeys with the finest farmhouse cheeses. As complex

$50