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How Cheesy

Fromage-tasting for tots

—Photo by Jellybean Pictures

Murray’s Cheese is known for being one of the City’s best artisanal cheese shops. As total turophiles, we were psyched to hear about their Kids’ Cheese & Stories Hour, where tots can nibble the good stuff (think crumbly Manchego and buttery rich camemberts). The story hours are free, and are held in Murray’s cheese-tasting classroom. Kids get to hear cheese-inspired stories; recently the focus was on mountain cheeses and transhumance—when cows travel between mountains and valleys, following the growth of fresh grass. After story time, they draw pictures about what they heard, then get to taste the real thing. (And yes, parents can have some, too.) Sign up for email alerts at murrayscheese.com to be notified when the next story time will be held. (And be sure to RSVP fast, since spaces go quickly.)
Murray’s is also planning more “formal” tasting classes for tots and their parents. The first, on April 2, is about spring goat cheeses: kids will be tasting three goat cheeses, including a really fresh chèvre, a lightly aged goat’s cheese, and a goat cheddar—to help the children better understand how different cheeses can come from one type of milk.  Stay tuned for prices, etc.

Murray’s Cheese
54 Bleecker Street, between 6th & 7th Aves.