Founded in 1940 in the heart of Greenwich Village, Murray's Cheese is one of New York’s most beloved cheese shops. The mission of Murray’s Cheese is to bring the best cheese selection to the United States and to educate customers about cheese. Murray’s flagship stores on Bleecker Street and in Grand Central Station’s food market offer hundreds of domestic and imported artisan cheeses, along with a large selection of specialty goods. Through an exclusive partnership with Murray's, the Kroger family of stores features 350+ Murray’s Cheese counters across the U.S.
Founded in Chicago in 1988, Goose Island was one of first craft breweries in the Midwest and produces some of the most popular, and award winning, beers in the U.S. Since 1989, Goose Island beers have won a variety of awards at acclaimed beer events including the World Beer Championships, World Beer Cup, World Expo of Beer and the Great American Beer Festival (GABF)
Rodolphe Le Meunier is a third generation affineur. In 2007 Rodolphe Le Meunier won two high honors acknowledging his mastery of cheese. First, he won Best Cheese Monger of France and then months later won Wold Best Cheesemonger of 2007. Rodolphe continues to dedicate himself to the cheese industry by promoting cheesemongers and affineurs. He has been the driving force in creating The International Cheese Festival and Cheesemonger Contestin Tours, Loire Valley.