American Cheese MonthFrom amber waves to purple mountains, the American Dream is born of the land. And in the last 30 years, cheesemakers from sea to shining sea have been tending it in new and revolutionary ways, making the United States the most exciting producer of artisanal cheese on the planet. For American Cheese Month, we are celebrating those cheesemakers, the ones who are pursuing the American Dream to delicious ends and crafting world-class wheels and wedges. Let’s meet the makers!
East Coast: Hudson FlowerOur riff on Corsican classic, Fleur du Maquis. Young wheels of decadent sheep's milk cheese from nearby Old Chatham get a fresh fall coat in a secret blend of rosemary, lemon thyme, marjoram, elderberries and hop flowers.
West Coast: Humboldt FogHumboldt Fog is perhaps the most recognizable American original cheese. Handmade at Cypress Grove's Northern California creamery from local goat's milk and lightly aged, Humboldt Fog boasts a fudgy texture and tangy flavor.
South: Green HillAl Wehner was one of the first dairymen in America to convert his medium-large operation to 'New Zealand Style Intense Rotational Grazing.' This means that the herd is shuffled around to fresh parcels of pasture after every milking to ensure fresh green grass for grazing.
Midwest: Good ThunderGood Thunder is an orange, wrinkly-rind square of dense cream line and creamy paste that spreads wonderfully over torn pieces of fresh bread and sturdy crackers. It's washed with a local Minnesota craft beer, Surly Bender, and picks up funk and smoothness as it ages.
Made In New YorkHere at Murray’s, we love our home and support our neighbors. So we’re throwing an online block party and gathering all our favorite New York cheeses, charcuterie, and artisanal products right here in one place. Murray’s entire Cavemaster Reserve line is here, as are the tastiest goods from so many of our friends.
Celebrate American Producers
The American Cheese Society (ACS) is a national grassroots organization for cheese appreciation and for home and farm cheesemaking. Each year, thousands of cheeses are entered to compete in the Annual Conference, judging cheesemaking excellence. At Murray's, we offer a great selection of ACS winners for you to enjoy.