Monday, June 14, 2010
Although Murray's Cheese Shop, the place that houses over two hundred cheeses, from mostly France and a few American farmers, mainly focus on cheese, they also have other products.
A few of these products are commonly called olive oil, olives, crackers, Mom's Sauce, pastas, and other grains. Yes, these are all imports from Italy. The pastas and grains are in the back and they're free. (No boxes. You do have to pay for them.) So, if you want to cook for one, you can. And there's something about being able to touch an object before purchasing it that I like. It's a very village thing to do. So, yes after the first visit and the first grilled cheese sandwich, plus a yummy McClures pickle spear, that cost less than five dollars in total, I decided that a closer look was the only honorable thing to do.
On the next visit I was able to secure a tour of the cheese caves downstairs with Murrays' manager, William Russell. (There are tours at $20 if this interests you.) Before gaining any cheese access I was asked to put on plastic footies and a very attractive hair cap. I guess I lost that picture. "Narf."