Camembert is Here to Stay

Bloomberg seems to think that Camembert is going extinct – not if we can help it! While it’s all but impossible to find a raw wheel of French Camembert here in the United States, Murray’s has your back. We’re glad Bloomberg mentioned our Murray’s Camembert – pasteurized but just as delicious as the French fave from across the Atlantic. Want to learn more about Camembert, its history, and the best ways to enjoy it? You can find out a little bit more in our Camembert feature!

“When you think of French cheeses, we wouldn’t be surprised if your mind immediately went to Brie. It is, after all, one of the oldest cheeses to survive over the years and make it onto your cheese plate. But if we’re being honest, we’re enamored with Brie’s younger brother – a farmhouse Frenchie with the earthiness and toastiness that we love in a spreadable French cheese: Camembert!”

Nacho Average Taco Toppings

It’s Cinco de Mayo, it feels like it’s summer out, and we want one thing – Tacos! But the problem is, we’re totally over our usual cheese choices. We want to spice things up, so we set out today to create some unique tacos with some delicious cheeses. And hey, we even threw in a nacho option for those of you who prefer the super cheesy option!

Capri

While cotija is traditional, there was something missing when we sprinkled the crumbly white cheese over our tacos. We wanted a little more tang, a little bit more of a kick to go with each flavorful bite. We settled on Capri – a fresh goat’s milk chevre from Massachusetts. Capri is lovely and lactic, with delicate citrus notes that really brighten up that taco flavor – think of it as a squeeze of lime. We really loved them on top of shredded chicken tacos, since Capri adds a rich creaminess that balances well with the light meat!

Tickler Cheddar

We’re totally tickled by the idea of adding an English cheddar to our tacos – and you’ll be surprised how well it works. Freshly shredded, we sprinkled this nutty, tangy cheese over some pork tacos (with some pinto beans, of course) and yum! A little bit of sweetness from the cheddar makese the spices in the taco shine, especially with a peppery salsa. The combo definitely benefits from a cold, crisp Mexican cerveza, just in time for that summer weather!

Idiazabal

A hint of smokiness was just what our beef tacos needed, so we broke out a Spanish standard. From Basque country, made with raw sheep’s milk, Idiazabal spends some time over a smoldering fire, lightly smoking the cheese. Spaniards have been doing this for years, hanging the wheels over a fireplace in order to let the wet whey dry a little quicker. This toothsome, rich cheese is super buttery and just a little bit meaty, which makes it great for upping the robust flavor of your taco.

Arzua Ulloa

What if we told you we found the perfect nacho cheese? A cheese so creamy and gooey that you don’t even have to melt it? That’s what you’re getting with Spain’s Arzua Ulloa. It is mild, yet complex, with hints of freshly churned butter and proofing bread dough. Arzua Ulloa packs all this delicious flavor and still boasts unrelenting creaminess. It will melt the moment it hits your warm tortilla chips, and will leave them tasting whey better than that bright orange nacho cheese we usually think of. Nachos: Murray’s Style.

From Denmark, With Love 💌

There is a word in Danish that we’ve been thinking a lot about lately. The word is hygge, and it doesn’t have an exact translation to English. Hygge is a feeling, an idea of togetherness, of creating a space of wholeness and comfort. When used as a noun, it is something that is cozy, safe, and known. The idea of hygge is exactly what we feel when we think about Murray’s newest Danish cheese collection!

Usually, when we talk about Danish cheese the only thing that comes to people’s minds is Havarti. And while Havarti is great, it only represents a tiny bit of what Danish cheese has to offer. Murray’s new collection highlights how many different cheeses are coming out of Denmark – from creamy goat’s milks to gouda-styles to tangy blues. Not only that, but Murray’s is the only company in the US importing these decadent treats! We are SO excited to share Danish delights with you – they’re some of the best cheeses we’ve ever tasted!

For more information, you can check out this feature from The New York Times! If you want to dive in and just taste them, you can purchase them at our website or at our NYC flagship stores!