Famed cheese purveyor, Murray’s Cheese, is branching out into new territory. Grubstreet reports that the brand is finally making its own cheese. Over the course of the last 75 years it has sold tons, but is now working with world-renown cheese maker Walter Räss of Kaserei Tufertschwil to create and offer its own, called “Annelies” (after Rass’s wife).
The project, which took three long years to perfect, takes a full year and several countries to make. It is aged three months in Switzerland and then moved to New York where it resides in Murray’s New York alpine cave for another nine.
“Annelies” is a raw cow-milk cheese reported to taste slightly sweet with flavors of “roasted hazelnuts,” “vibrant alpine grasses,” butterscotch and cocoa. It works well paired with a fruity Pinot Noir or a Grüner Veltliner. Great for a snack or for melting, it can be purchased online now for $34.99/lb. [Grubstreet]