An Original Story: Cavemaster 80:10:10

If you haven’t met this iconic cheese yet, now’s your chance. 80:10:10, named for the mixed milk ration of cow, goat, and sheep’s milk cheese that comprises this buttery beauty, is more than just your run-of-the-mill washed rind creation. Aside from receiving honors at the 2019 ACS Awards, this fan favorite possesses a rare nomenclature: Cavemaster Original. While our Caves cheeses are rounded up into a number of specific categories–Cavemaster Reserve, Cavemaster Labs, and Cave Aged, to name a few–80:10:10 has a different designation: Cavemaster Original, a newer category that’s defined by a cheese’s journey from milk recipe to affinage.

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Refresh on Classic Cocktails

When it comes to cheese pairings, cocktails are one thing we’ve always got on our minds. No matter the season, there’s a beverage recipe to suit the flavors you’re looking for, and we’re breaking down some of our own creative versions of classic cocktails in the hope that you’ll be inspired to stock up your bar cart (and your cheese selection) and mix up your own flavor combinations.

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Spotlight on Meadow Creek Dairy

(source: Meadow Creek Dairy)

When it comes to award-winning artisanal cheese made with local milk, Meadow Creek is one of the country’s experts. Nestled in the mountains of southwest Virginia, this family-run farm and dairy is familiar with the hands-on, sustainable operation of turning the milk from their own farm into renowned cheeses like Grayson and Mountaineer. We sat down with Kat Feete, one of the owners and General Manager of Meadow Creek, to take a look at how the current circumstances have affected the farm’s operations and how they’ve risen to the challenges of producing cheese during unprecedented times.

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A Conversation With Capriole

As we celebrate American cheese makers across the country, we’re putting a spotlight on Capriole, a goat cheese powerhouse that’s been producing award-winning cheeses under the leadership of famed cheese maker and Capriole founder Judy Schad since the 1980s. Murray’s Chief Strategy Officer Elizabeth Chubbuck sat down with Judy to talk classic American artisanal cheeses, the challenges being overcome by Capriole, and the future of cheesemaking during the current climate.

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Summer Cheese FAQs: Everything You Need to Know

By Eric Schaum, Murray’s Marketing + Customer Experience

Summer’s here, and it’s one of the hottest times to enjoy cheese. The heat brings a host of challenges to cheese-lovers, from transportation to storage. Still, it’s not like we’re going to just wait for the colder months before we can enjoy our favorite food again! I’ve worked in Murray’s Cheese for three years in various roles, and I’m breaking down some of the most common questions people ask about enjoying cheese during the warm weather. 

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