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Cheese 101

at Murray's Cheese - Greenwich Village

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Greenwich Village, Manhattan
254 Bleecker St
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10014
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 24

What you'll learn in this cheese tasting class:

Calling all cheeselovers! Whether you're an Epoisses expert or a Roquefort rookie, Cheese 101 is the place to be. We'll walk you through a tasting of seven families of cheese--from fresh to bloomy to blue and everything in between--so that you leave armed with the knowledge you need to approach even the most daunting of cheese counters and create a perfect cheese course of your own. 

Every cheese has a story, and we'll explore each one, all while enjoying unlimited pours of our house wines to pair with your plate of our favorite cheeses at peak perfection.

Cheese 101 is recommended for ages 16 and up. Non-alcoholic beverages are available in substitution of house wines.

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All tickets to Murray’s Cheese classes are nonrefundable and non-transferable to other dates. If you wish to transfer these tickets to an alternate party, please send us written communication to [email protected] prior to 4:00 pm on the day of the cheese course. Tickets cannot be transferred to an alternate class date


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Question from Svetlana T.
Is the class safe for those pregnant?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Svetlana! It is not unsafe for pregnant women but they would need to let Murray's Cheese know ahead of time. If someone pregnant signs up, you can send us an email before the class date so that Murray's Cheese can set their seat accordingly. This would mean they would leave your seat alcohol free, and also make sure that all of the cheese on your plate are pasteurized. Hope this helps!
Question from Blanca
Hello, do you have the option of a guide in Spanish?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Blanca! I'm sorry, the school doesn't have option for Spanish.

Reviews of Classes at Murray's Cheese (650)

(650 Reviews)
Cheese 101
Reviewed by Laura C. on 1/1/2020
Relaxed, informal atmosphere with friendly staff that feels like a class / cocktail party without the mingling. A little difficult to hear from the back section of the room a mic would solve for this. Wish we learned more of a method to identify cheese attributes like crystallization than the cheeses themselves.
Cheese 101
Reviewed by Erin B. on 11/28/2019
Great date night activity. The instructor was very knowledgeable and it made for a wonderful experience.
Cheese 101
Reviewed by Christian C. on 7/14/2019
Instructor was great and informational, learned a lot about different cheeses and learned a lot about cheeses I liked/don’t like. Great experience, even went downstairs afterward and took a couple of the cheeses we tried home. Drinks and snacks were great as well. Keep up the good work!
Cheese 101
Reviewed by Susan M. on 6/30/2019
The teacher of the class, Chiara, was friendly and very informative. She encouraged us to ask questions and didnt cut her answers short. Also, there was unlimited white and red wine to go with the seven delicious cheese samples and great snacks too! I highly recommend this class and plan to attend the other classes they offer! A very enjoyable experience!
Cheese 101
Reviewed by Ana G. on 5/8/2019
Great atmosphere delicious cheese and very informative. Super fun

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Murray's Cheese

The History of New York's Oldest and Best Cheese Shop:

Murray Greenberg (never met him; he died before I got here) was a Jewish Spanish civil war veteran and communist who opened a wholesale butter and egg shop a few doors up Cornelia street in 1940. The old timers tell me that even though he was an...

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