What happens in our Murray’s Caves in Long Island City is true cheese magic. Affinage, or the cheese aging process, is a meticulous science that often produces delicious and surprising results, and the members of our Caves Team are engineers in creating brand new cheeses and remixes of old favorites. Our line of Cave Aged releases takes traditional cheeses from makers you know and love, and ages them in our state-of-the-art affinage system to bring out new flavors and textures without any additives, flavoring, or special experimentation.
The result? Releases like the new Cave Aged Tarentaise Reserve, a two-year version of Spring Brook Farm’s award-winning Tarentaise. Modeled after the French cheese Abondance, Tarentaise is beloved for being firm and slightly crunchy, with gentle notes of spice and a bright sweetness reminiscent of pineapple. We sat down with Head Cavemaster PJ to get the inside scoop on how the aging process turned this classic into a brand new selection.
Through a year filled with ups and downs, one thing has remained a constant: your love for cheese. To round out 2020, we’re taking a look at the top ten best-selling cheeses of the year–the ones you couldn’t get enough of–which range from snackable favorites to timeless classics. This year, Murray’s exclusive cheeses stole the show, along with a couple of world renowned selections. Let’s take a look!
Cozy up to some seriously delicious combos this season! We’re spreading holiday cheer with a few original cocktails and cheese pairings that you can customize for any occasion. These classic drinks boast bold, complex flavors that are made for warming up a cold winter night, and we’ve got just the right cheeses to go with them.
This year’s been full of ups and downs, but one thing you can still count on is our annual Gift Guide! Whether you’re carrying out old traditions with family or planning for a new style of celebration at home, we’ve got everything you need to make this holiday season full of cheesy cheer, from our favorite hosting essentials to gift ideas that are guaranteed to please everyone on your list.
Love bold flavor? You’ll want to meet our latest Caves experiment, Cavemaster Labs Finocchietto Blue, a fennel-coated version of Point Reyes Bay Blue. Inspired by traditional herb-coated Italian cheeses, our Caves team took this blue to a new level by infusing it with notes of anise and deeply savory profile that blends hints of soy sauce, chocolate, and a touch of tropical fruit. We sat down with Head Cavemaster Peter Jenkelunas to get the inside scoop on how this creamy flavor bomb came to fruition.