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The Top Six Cheese Shops in New York City

Looking for the right cheese can truly be an adventure. For cheese lovers and foodies, a good cheese monger can be a guide to this vast world and of course a good cheese shop is something to really treasure. Here are Ahoy New York’s top six cheese shops in New York City.

Di Palo’s Fine Foods – 200 Grand St
In Little Italy, Di Palo’s specializes in Italian delicacies including cheeses. Some of our favorites (which you can try on our Little Italy & Chinatown tour) include the subtly sweet Piave cheese (cow’s milk) and the rich Moliterno cheese (sheep’s milk).

Alleva Dairy – 188 Grand St
Down the block from Di Palo’s is Alleva, the oldest Italian cheese shop in the United States. Rich in tradition, their mozzarella (paired with a little prosciutto) is absolutely divine, in all of its milky, creamy goodness.

Murray’s Cheese Shop – 254 Bleecker St
Murrays is a foodie heaven. They have an endless section of cheeses from around the world and there is bound to be something for even the pickiest of cheese eaters. Murray’s also opened a cheese bar (264 Bleecker St) close by recently and it is a great place to try all sorts of yummy cheese concoctions.

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese – 900 Broadway
It just smells amazing as you wander around Beecher’s Handmade Cheese shop and cafe. We also tried their Mac N Cheese last week at The Great GoogaMooga and we can safely say it is the best Mac N Cheese we have ever had.

Saxelby Cheesemongers – 120 Essex St
Saxelby Cheesemongers is a tiny shop at the Essex Street Market. Despite such a small space, they have a good variety of cheese. They especially have a good selection of delicious, quality local cheeses.

East Village Cheese – 40 3rd Ave
East Village Cheese also has a good selection of cheeses including mozzarellas, creamy bries, sweet goudas and more. This is one of our go to places if we are making grilled cheeses and of course we don’t use the standby “American” cheese.

Alleva Mozzarella and prosciutto tasting