Murray's CaveMaster Reserve Project X
From the hidden laboratories deep within Murray’s Caves, our newest experiment emerges: Project X! A collaboration with Spring Brook farm in Vermont, this raw cow’s milk tomme takes its inspiration from the rugged mountain cheeses of Italy, with our own Northeast twist. We coat these wheels with a generous helping of herbaceous fennel pollen, followed by repeated bathing in Gewurztraminer from New York’s Finger Lakes. The result is incredible: lusciously moist, with flavors of roasted walnuts, cocoa and anise. Equally at home on a cheese board or melted in pasta, with a glass of Alpine-style white wine.
Just the Facts
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BourbonThink: Caramelly, crystalline cheeses have the strength to stand up to bolder booze. With sweet bourbon, these cheeses become almost like dessert.
ChiantiChianti is named for a region in Italy, and is actually made from a blend of grapes (mostly Sangiovese). This dry, medium-bodied wine has a distinct herbal quality (think rosemary and oregano) with flavors of dried plums and cherries.
The hands that wash the cheese may change, but the title remains the same - Cavemaster. Since the inception of the caves beneath Bleecker Street at Murray's, we've had an expert aboard whose sole purpose is to tend to the hundreds of cheeses lurking below the store. And every now and again, they'll create an entirely new cheese; either by washing, aging or coating, the result always impresses.