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Holiday Shipping and Delivery

We want to make your holiday shopping as painless as possible, so we've compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions.

Orders with can be placed via phone, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM EST. Online orders can be placed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at All orders are shipped from our fulfillment center in Queens, NY. We ship to every state in the U.S. Orders that are being sent to certain areas within Manhattan can be delivered by a messenger service for Same-Day Delivery. Same-Day Delivery orders can be placed online or via phone with a representative at 1.888.692.4339. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship to PO Boxes, APO or FPO, or outside the U.S.

When ordering from your order is guaranteed to be cut fresh the same day it ships. Each order is packed with expert care, so you, or your gift recipient, will receive our gourmet products in prime condition.

Murray's Cheese Holiday Shipping Rates

1 Day Air $20  $30 $25  $35 $30  $40 $35  $50 $40  $60 20%  25%
2 Day Air $15  $20 $20  $25 $25  $35 $30  $40 $35  $45 15%  20%
Ground $10   $13 $15 FREE FREE FREE
Messenger $40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40  
  • Priority Delivery (by 10:30 AM to most U.S. addresses, delivery by 5 PM to remote areas) is $5 additional.
  • Home Evening Delivery (between 5 - 8 pm, available only on Ground Home Delivery) is $7 additional .
  • Saturday Delivery (by methods other than Ground Home Delivery) is $15 additional.
  • Alaska and Hawaii will have a surcharge of $25 added to the shipping cost.
  • Messenger: These orders are cut and delivered the same day. We offer service for most addresses in Manhattan. Simply enter a Manhattan address, choose a delivery day of Monday - Friday and you'll be offered Messenger service. Please call us to request a specific delivery time, if needed.
  • Where Ground shipping can't deliver your order as quickly as we require, or where Ground shipping is not available for your location, we do not display Ground as a shipping option in the checkout process.

When will my order ship?

During the holiday season, Murray's Cheese takes a day to receive and process your order.

Orders placed by 6 PM Eastern can be shipped the following business day, Monday - Friday. Orders placed after 6 PM ET are available to ship in 2 business days.

How long do I have to order?

Christmas Order Cutoff Times & Shipping Options

For standard overnight shipping, orders must be placed by Wednesday, December 19th at 6PM EST

* These orders will ship on the 20th to arrive on the 21st.

For Saturday delivery on the 22nd, orders must be placed by Thursday, December 20th at 6PM EST

* These orders will ship on the 21st to arrive on the 22nd.
**Users choosing Home Delivery are not guaranteed of delivery on the 22nd.

For Christmas Eve delivery on the 24th, orders must be placed by Friday, December 21st at 6PM EST

* These orders will ship on the 22nd to arrive on the 24th.
**Users MUST CHOOSE Priority Overnight for this Special Monday Delivery service.

For NYE delivery on the 31st, orders must be placed by Friday, December 28th at 6PM EST

* These orders will ship on the 29th to arrive on the 31st.
**Users MUST CHOOSE Priority Overnight for this Special Monday Delivery service.

Can I order now and have Murray's ship it later?

If desired, you can select a future delivery date during the checkout process. Please note that if you select a future date for your order during checkout, it will NOT apply to Cheese of the Month purchases or class enrollment!

Can I order packages to ship to multiple addresses?

Due to the intricate nature of Murray's shipping options, you'll need to place separate orders if you'd like gifts shipped to different addresses. We recommend adding all of your addresses to our Address Book first and then begin shopping!

Do I need to be home to sign for my package?

We ship all packages with Signature Release, so FedEx will leave it at your door if you are not available to receive it. We always encourage, where possible, cheese be shipped to an office so it can refrigerated immediately.

Should I let the recipient know a package is coming?

YES, PLEASE! The number one problem we have is cheese being delivered to someone who isn't expecting it and won't be home. Please let them know a package is coming by FedEx on the day you've chosen.

If I want to have cheese for Christmas, how early can I order it?

Most of the cheese we sell will easily keep for a week in the fridge, so we suggest ordering to have your cheese delivered on the 20th or 21st. But you can always select Monday the 24th and we'll ship it to you just in time for the holiday!