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Rob Kaufelt
Rob is the owner of New York’s oldest cheese shop, Murray’s Cheese. A third generation grocer, he ran the family's supermarket chain in the 1980s. He moved to the Village in 1990 and has been at the helm of Murray’s ever since.

Murray’s flagship stores are in Greenwich Village and in Grand Central Terminal. The online business ( ships cheese and gifts nationwide. Through Murray’s partnership with Kroger, you can now find Murray’s Cheese counters at over 75 stores, from Atlanta to Seattle, Dallas to Portland.

A frequent writer and educator on cheese and specialty foods, Rob was profiled in the New Yorker and authored The Murray’s Cheese Handbook (Random House, 2006). He splits his time between Soho and an eighteenth century farmhouse in Stockton, New Jersey with his wife, Nina Planck, the country’s leading expert on farmer’s markets and real food, and their three small children.

Entries by Rob Kaufelt

Cheese From Coast to Coast

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 6:33 PM

This week Murray's opens its 100th location -- you can find our newest cheese counter inside the Ralphs store in the heart of Studio City, California. With this latest shop within a shop, Murray's becomes the first coast to coast specialty cheese company in the US.

No one, myself included,...

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Saving Greece, One Bite at a Time

(4) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 10:42 AM

My youthful wanderings landed me on the Greek isle of Hydra, where I spent two glorious months running a pension, a small bed and breakfast in an old sea captain's house with a fig tree in the courtyard. Each day, I would go down to the docks and buy calamari...

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When Cheese Becomes Poetry

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 1:03 PM

Of course, it may be only a cheesemonger's folly, but I am finding cheese stories in the news -- and presumably, therefore, in real life -- becoming increasingly absurd.

Whereas once it was difficult to interest anyone in the media in cheese at all, now I find that those...

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