Murray's Special Edition Rose Hopper
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Imagine layering slowly smoked meat and slightly tart, slightly brandied cherries over a fresh, yeasty loaf of bread. It’s subtle and complex, with a perfectly pudgy texture and the slightest bit of funk—one of those cheeses that makes a stunning first impression that never wanes. That's what this special edition of our Cavemaster Hollander is like.
Last fall, our pals at Goose Island Brewery got curious: What would a cheese washed with their beer taste like? So we teamed up to find out. Our Cavemaster realized that Madame Rose—Goose Island’s farmhouse cherry ale—would work great with a sheep’s milk cheese. As it happens, our Cavemaster Reserve Hollander is such a thing, so we washed a batch, aged them in our caves, and just like that these lovely little wheels came into the world.
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Just the Facts
Since the inception of the Caves at Murray’s Cheese, our expert Cavemasters have aged and produced the best cheeses in our very own center for affinage in NYC. Our Cavemaster Reserve selection is a line of premium, unique cheeses that come straight from one of our four caves. Our Washed Rind Cave is home to a variety of our most famous Cavemaster editions, like Greensward and Cornelia.