Last week I was invited to a blogger event for the unveiling of NYC’s famous Murray’s Cheese at the newly renovated Burlingame Fred Meyer. Murray’s Cheese, in business since 1940, is the oldest cheese shop in New York City and has been hailed as “The World’s Best Cheese Shop” by Forbes.com. At the event we got to sample some delicious cheeses and learn about Murray’s Cheese and what they have to offer customers — with them it’s all about amazing cheeses and excellent customer service!
In an exclusive partnership between Murray’s Cheese and Kroger (Fred Meyer’s parent company), Murray’s Cheese is opening outposts in three Portland Fred Meyer stores, as well as other Kroger stores across the country. The Burlingame Fred Meyer location is the first in Oregon (Hawthorne and Hollywood FM locations will open later in the summer).
Each Murray’s Cheese counter features locally-made cheeses (in our case it’s Rogue Creamery, Tumalo Farms, Tillamook, and River’s Edge Chèvre), as well as those made from other parts of the world…over 175 cheeses plus gourmet crackers, olives, antipasti and other cheese-friendly delights. Amy Pitzer, the resident Murray’s Cheese expert at the Burlingame Fred Meyer, will educate, offer samples (“Try Before You Buy”), and recommend great pairings. Regular “Meet Your Local Cheesemaker” events are also scheduled (click here for details). Also, don’t miss the FREE Grand Opening Cheese, Wine & Beer tasting event this Friday, June 8 from 5-8pm. If you love cheese, you’ll definitely want to swing by!!! The Burlingame Fred Meyer is located at 7555 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland.
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