Murray’s Cheese Survival Guide

Ever gotten a last-minute party invite? We’ve all been there. Your friend’s having a backyard BBQ and wants you to come…and bring something. Don’t worry–we’ve got a foolproof guide to curating an expert spread in just minutes with some classic pairs and crowd-pleasing cheeses that are guaranteed to impress.

Cabot Clothbound Cheddar + Sidehill Strawberry Jam

Jasper Hill Cabot Clothbound Cheddar

If you need something timeless, quick, and delicious, look no further–this classic duo is our go-to pairing. Perfect for any last-minute party need, whether it’s an afternoon picnic or a family gathering, this combo is beloved by all. We can’t get enough of the sweet and crunchy mix of bright cheddar and fruity jam, and it’s even better atop a crispy cracker like Rustic Bakery’s Olive Oil & Sel Gris Flatbread Bites. Don’t believe us? Grab this masterful mix for your next get-together and watch it disappear in minutes.

Aged Goat Gouda + Rick’s Picks Phat Beets

Aged Goat Gouda

Want to impress a more adventurous crowd? This pairing is for you. If you’re headed to an impromptu wine night or rooftop soiree, just grab a wedge of delectably snackable Aged Goat Gouda and amp things up with a jar of our favorite pickled beets. We guarantee that this toothsome and textured combo of buttery caramel and bright, savory tang will be the talk of the party.

Murray’s French Double Creme Brie + Effie’s Oatcakes

Murray’s Double Creme Brie

Asked to bring dessert? We’ve got you covered. With just a slice of beautiful, buttery Brie and a crisp biscuit, you’ll have a post-dinner treat in just seconds. We love the mouthwatering crumble of a sweet and nutty Effie’s Oatcake combined with the rich goodness of a double creme Brie, and this duo is ripe for garnishing with your own toppings like cherries or honey. Want to kick things up a notch? Get decadent by replacing Brie with a creamy blue like Cambozola Black Label and slathering it on top of a chocolate Effie’s Cocoacakes for an instant dessert delight.

Murray’s Burrata + Fresh Tomatoes

Murray’s Burrata

Create a Caprese salad on the go with a ball of our fan-favorite burrata and some fixings from your local grocery store. Out-of-this-world creamy and mouthwateringly refreshing, this burrata is beloved by all. We recommend creating a quick Italian-inspired spread by grabbing some fresh tomatoes and basil–just add a drizzle of EVOO and a pinch of black pepper and you’ve got a simple summer dish that’s sure to dazzle.


Want more last-minute tips? Make sure to check out our Pairing Guide, so that you can stock up on the perfect wine or beer to bring with your Murray’s creation.

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