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Famous NYC cheese market will set up shop in Dillons

Mini Murray’s Cheese Shops are set up in 150 Kroger stores across the country. In June, the Dillon’s at Central and Rock will get one.
Mini Murray’s Cheese Shops are set up in 150 Kroger stores across the country. In June, the Dillon’s at Central and Rock will get one.

Murray’s Cheese Shop is coming to Wichita.

The famous New York City cheese shop, which opened in Greenwich Village in 1940, will open a kiosk inside the Dillons at Central and Rock in June, said spokeswoman Sheila Lowrie.

The kiosk, designed to look like a tiny Murray’s shop, will replace the current cheese display in the store. The Central and Rock store will be first Dillons store to get a Murray’s kiosk as part of a Murray’s/Kroger partnership that since 2007 has put “mini-Murray’s” in more 150 grocery stores in the Kroger chain, including King Soopers, Ralphs and Smith’s.

A Murray’s booth was set up at the Midwest Wine Festival’s grand tasting on Saturday, offering attendees a sampling of what was to come.

Though Lowrie said that Dillons is not quite ready to release all the details, the standard Kroger Murray’s shops include more than 175 cheeses as well as accompaniments like local honey, preserves, olives and charcuterie. The shops are focused on education, and “cheesemasters” will offer samples and cheese advice daily. It also sells party platters.

Lowrie said more news on the Murray’s kiosk would be coming soon. She couldn’t say yet whether other Wichita Dillons would get the Murray’s kiosks.

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