Who doesn’t love cheese? Really, there are too many varieties for both those who are lactose intolerant (goat, sheep) and everyone else. Therefore there would be no reason to say no to an invitation by the good folks of Murray’s Cheese Bar (@MurraysCheezBar, 264 Bleeker St., 646-476-8882, www.murrayscheesebar.com) for lunch to sample their fall menu. Murray’s is a New York City institution! I am happy to say yes!
Here is the menu:
Cavemaster Reserve Other Stephen (cheese)
Served with a cocktail vermouth, mole bitters, orange and Antoinette cider
Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad
Featuring Isabella gouda, apple, pecans and kale
Hen of the woods, oyster and chicken mushrooms with Madiera and rabbit mousse
Monger’s Table (part of a 6-course tasting menu)
Cheese “sushi” featuring St. Maure goat cheese with ash vinaigrette and green bean wasabi
Mac N Cheese
Featuring Idiazabal cheese with duck confit and crispy duck skin
Brined in cheese whey with kimchi labneh, blue cheese and kohlrabi slaw
Stilton Ice Cream
With Niepoort 10-year tawny port
If these inventive selections are only the tip of the iceberg of Murray’s Cheese Bar fall menu, I need to put on a dry scuba suit and uncover more!