Within Kroger stores, Murray’s Cheese has opened its 1,000th location.
More than 150 varieties of cheese are available at Murray’s, ranging from regional favorites to one-of-a-kind cheeses that have won prestigious awards.
/PRNewswire/ – CINCINNATI, OHIO, DECEMBER 7, 2022/ — The Kroger Company, better known as America’s grocer, made the announcement today that they have opened the 1,000th Murray’s Cheese shop in one of their Kroger banner stores. This expansion brings the number of Murray’s Cheese shops to over 30 states across the United States. In 2008, Murray’s began opening cheese counters in Kroger stores with the goal of providing customers with the same high-quality shopping experience that is available at their original location, which is located in Greenwich Village. Each Murray’s shop provides customers with a carefully curated selection of cheese as well as a specialized shopping experience led by a knowledgeable cheesemonger. In addition to being a well-known tourist attraction in New York City, Murray’s contributes its genuine origins and years of experience in the specialty food industry to the development of a fresh cut-and-wrap cheese program sold in Kroger stores.
More than 150 exceptional cheeses, as well as charcuterie, olives, crackers, and other specialty food items sourced from all over the world, can be found in each and every Murray’s shop.
“We are thrilled that customer favorite Murray’s continues to grow its presence in our stores,” said Dan De La Rosa, group vice president of Fresh Merchandising at Kroger. “Food lovers are enjoying discovering their enormous selection of cheeses and specialty foods,” said De La Rosa. “We are thrilled that Murray’s continues to grow its presence in our stores.” This holiday season, our customers are looking to create memories that are rooted in family traditions, recipes, and seasonal moments. Our growing number of Murray’s shops are ready to help shoppers make the most of the season with curated and award-winning products, expert cheesemongers, and exclusive products.
More than 150 exceptional cheeses, as well as charcuterie, olives, crackers, and other specialty foods sourced from all corners of the globe, can be found in each and every Murray’s shop. Cheesemongers who work at the shops have successfully completed Murray’s signature red jacket training program. In this training, they learn about the hundreds of hand-picked products so that they are prepared to educate customers about the cheeses, the best pairings, and ways to cook with the ingredients at home.
This holiday season, Murray’s is offering a wide variety of indulgent products, including cheeses infused with spirits and truffles, artisan chocolates, and Iberico ham. These products are perfect for entertaining guests or giving as gifts. In addition, on a daily basis, their cheesemongers prepare baked brie and beautiful cheese boards in the stores, which are then made ready for customers to enjoy at holiday celebrations.
“We are exceptionally proud of our team’s passion for sharing their love of cheese and their knowledge of cheese with customers from coast to coast,” said Nick Tranchina, President of Murray’s Cheese. “We have customers from coast to coast, and they come from all different backgrounds,” said Nick Tranchina. “We are overjoyed to have reached the milestone of our 1000th store. In the same vein as Kroger, Murray’s is dedicated to bringing wonderful food to our stores and customers, as well as to making the holidays even more delectable than they were last year.”
Caves in which cheese is aged and new varieties of cheese that can’t be found anywhere else in the world are one of the distinctive aspects of Murray’s business, which is located in New York City. Most recently, at the 2022 World Cheese Awards, the Murray’s Cave Aged cheese line was recognized with several awards for its excellence. On a global stage, Murray’s proprietary Cave Aged cheeses competed against more than 4,000 entries from around the world. The cheeses were evaluated based on their flavor, aroma, body, texture, and appearance. Murray’s cheeses came out on top. The following are some of Murray’s honors:
Cave Aged Reserve Received the Super Gold Award Greensward
Cave Aged Reserve Received the Super Gold Award The Cave Aged Original Stockinghall Cheddar won the Silver Award from Hudson Flower, and the Cave Aged Original Buttermilk won the Silver Award. Basque
Along with cheese of the month clubs and gifts, the Murray’s Cave Aged cheese line is one of the many items that can be purchased on the murrayscheese.com website.
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About Murray’s Cheese
Murray’s Cheese is a beloved mainstay of New York City’s Greenwich Village that has evolved into a world-renowned specialty food destination. Murray’s in New York City includes several retail shops, a restaurant, and an e-commerce program with gifts, monthly clubs and cheeses aged in their state-of-the-art NYC cheese caves. Cheese experts also host tasting classes and events, and the company supplies some of the country’s most beloved restaurants with cheese. Murray’s joined the Kroger family in 2017 and their cheese counters and experts can be found within Kroger and its banner stores around the country. Follow along @murrayscheese and www.murrayscheese.com.