Murray Cheese Shop Opens Inside Fred Meyer
A Murray Cheese Education
Sadly, before last week, if I needed to produce an impromptu cheese plate from the contents of my own fridge the choices would be yellow, string, and past its prime cream. It’s not that I don’t like cheese. I most certainly do. I’m just not a huge risk taker when it comes to buying something I have never tried before.
I was lucky enough to score an invite (meaning a friend of a friend got me in) to an event held for bloggers at the Burlingame Fred Meyer to introduce the Murray’s Cheese Shop opening inside the store. While I was excited to go and thought it would be a fun evening away from the family, I didn’t plan on getting bit by the Cheese Lover bug.
The Burlingame Fred Meyer isn’t exactly my Fred Meyer. Even though my dad used to serve Fred G. Meyer himself when he worked in Eve’s Cafe and Craig arrested his first homicide suspect at this location, I had never even been inside. Although, I have used the parking lot a few times when I missed the exit to the Old Spaghetti Factory.
I had never heard of the Murray’s Cheese Shop before the event — but I was so impressed. Visually, the walk around cheese display located near the deli, was appealing. All of the cheeses were labeled by origin and descriptions of each were printed on the label which for a cheese novice like me was so helpful.
After drooling over the huge variety available in the case, I was treated to my first ever cheese tasting if you don’t count the spray cheese bar at my neighbor’s White Trash Bash.
I liked all of the cheeses on the plate. The two that I loved were both from Oregon. The first was Tumalo Farms Pondhopper which was a goat cheese and the other was Caveman Blue from Rogue Creamery. The Caveman Blue was wonderful alone, but we were also encouraged to try it served with the honeycomb on our plate. Move over dark chocolate, there is a new love in my life.
I actually had to leave the event a little early because of my brother’s performance so I didn’t have time to purchase any Caveman Blue to take home. I may have to fake a hysterical pregnancy to get Craig to go buy me some. On Friday, June 8th, Burlingame Fred Meyer is hosting a public wine and cheese tasting between 5-8. I may head back during that time to pick up my Caveman Blue. After all, I can’t think of a better way to “wine” about my 39th birthday.
Thanks to Fred Meyer and Murray’s Cheese shop, I’m practically an aficionado. Next time I go with the girls for a wine and cheese bike ride, I won’t have to bring cottage……
at least to put on the crackers.
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