Reiss, Murray’s Cheese's cheese-expert, most recently competed in a professional cheese competition and paired the cheese with AVEC Yuzu & Lime rather than a glass of traditional wine. If AVEC x Murray’s is good enough for a competitive cheesemonger, then we know it will be a jaw-dropping addition to your hosting spread.
We were intrigued & love a hosting hack - so wanted to explore AVEC x Cheese a little more.
And because we know that creating the perfect presentation is half the battle we we roped in Alaura, curator of @berryandtheboards, to show us how to make a cheeseboard that would make Martha Stewart jealous.
Here are three fun tips we learned from it all:
1. Same, same or different when it comes to pairing cheese with drinks. Pair a sour cheese with something sweet. Or something spicy with something smooth like a cheddar
🧀 Pair AVEC Yuzu & Lime with an Alpine style cheese like Murray's Cave Aged Original Buttermilk Basque, Murray's Cave Aged Reserve Annelies, and/or Murray's 18 Month Aged Comté. Hailing from the Alps, where this style of cheese derives its name, these large wheels are known for being firm, toothsome, and distinctly nutty and pair extremely well with the feisty, bright, and slightly bitter taste of yuzu.
Fun fact: the “cave aged” varieties are wheels of cheese are stored in climate-controlled caves that Murray’s literally built underneath the concrete jungle of New York City to ensure their cheese wheels develop the best possible flavor and remain fresh for when it comes time to serve the dairy delicacy at your family table.
🌺 Pair AVEC Hibiscus & Pomegranate mixed with Gin and Gruyere Murray's Cave Age.
🌶 AVEC Jalapeño & Blood Orange with Tequila and Clothbound Cheddar
Maybe holiday wishes do come true: you can now shop AVEC at the iconic Murray’s Cheese on Bleecker Street here in New York City. Since 1940, Murray’s has been the premiere artisanal cheese destination in New York City — showcasing that cheese can be more than orange or hard.
If you’re in New York City, we invite you to stop by Murray’s on Bleecker for some cheese and AVEC during our complimentary upcoming tasting on Dec 18th. Follow us on Instagram for more tasting updates!. You can always stop by Murray’s or order online ahead of your upcoming holiday gatherings (and grab some AVEC too!).