It's been a big month for fancy cheese. The big-money guys are getting into the game.
First came the news that Murray's, the beloved Greenwich Village cheese emporium, had signed a deal to help Kroger's supermarkets build out its cheese sections across the chain. For one of the biggest mass marketers of food in America to do such a deal is a hopeful sign that hard-to-find cheeses are about to see much wider distribution.
Now comes another development on the dealmaking front. Artisanal Cheese, the affineur/cheesemonger offshoot of New York City bistro Artisanal, has been sold, for about $5 million.
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