September is American Cheese Month at Murray's Cheese

American Cheese Month

From 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!
Nettle Meadow Kunik

East Coast: Nettle Meadow Kunik

This week, we’re celebrating Nettle Meadow, a farm in the Adirondacks operated by Lorraine Lambiase and Sheila Flanagan since 1990, with dozens of sheep and over 300 goats providing the milk for some of America’s most incredible cheeses, like the Kunik

Humboldt Fog

West Coast: Humboldt Fog

Humboldt 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.
Green Hill from the south of the United States

South: Green Hill

Al 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.

O'Banon from the midwest region of the United States

Midwest: O'Banon

From Indiana-based farm Capriole, this fresh, milky wheel was a 2014 ACS winner, taking home first place for its singular flavor. Known for artisanal American cheesemaking, Capriole is a goat cheese sensation that’s become a staple of the Midwest cheese scene.

Celebrate American Producers

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Made In New York

Here 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.
American Cheese Month: Cheddars


Cheddaring is a process where curds have been formed into loaf shapes, curd loaves are stacked atop one another to express excess whey. This process leads to cheddar’s unique properties like moisture content, acidity, density, and flavor characteristics. Cabot Clothbound is unique from Flory’s Truckle, white cheddar from Irish cheddar, smoked cheddar from goat cheddar. Since there’s no regulation for what can be called a cheddar, the world has a wonderful variety. And we’ve got a first-rate assortment right here.