Where to celebrate National Cheese Lover's day

By Nicole Napolitano

Today is arguably the best day of the year if you're not lactose intolerant. Maybe you are lactose intolerant but fight the good fight with lactaid pills in hand just to get a taste of savory surrender. Either way, today is the day for cheese lovers to unite! Let us celebrate by stuffing cheeses from all over the world into our mouths without having to travel around the globe to get it. Here is a list of some places in NYC to get your cheese fix, you junkie. 

What cheese do I want? It's tearing me apart! 

P.S. Don't feel bad about your addiction. Yes, addiction. Celebrities love cheese too! So we've interjected their reflections on this fine dairy delight so you can feel less bad about yourself. 

Murray's Cheese Shop

“Hey baby, this fondue is waiting for you. You wanna taste it?”- Justin Bieber

(also located at 416 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017)

Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe

"I love Cheese Plates. Though I actually hate cheese plates. Because I can't say no to them"- Seth Meyers

Campbell Cheese & grocery

“My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese; most of it’s missing, and what’s there stinks”- Joan Rivers

Astoria Bier and Cheese

“You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese"- Anthony Bourdain

(Also located at 35-11 Ditmars Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11105)

Beecher's Handmade Cheese

“The only reason I work out is so I can eat more cheese”- Ricky Gervais

Bedford Cheese Shop

"I ain’t gonna lie: I love that cheese"- Rick Ross

(also located at 67 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003)

Earl's Beer & Cheese

"I'm always happy whenever I hear an Arcade Fire song, because I know some artisanal cheese can't be far away"- Conan O'Brien

Artisanal Fromagerie and Bistro

"I wanna bite into a big hunk of cheese. Just bite into it like it's an apple"- George Costanza, Seinfeld

Stinky Brooklyn

"Many long nights I've dreamed of cheese"- Robert Louis Stevenson

Saxelby Cheesemongers

The answer to Moldy Peaches' ever-pressing question "Where be my cheese?"


"We'll content ourselves on ham and cheese"- The Dirty Projectors

(Also located at Columbus Circle)

Honorable Mention: Raclette

This East Village restaurant will scrape globs of melted alpine cheeses on various dishes... you're welcome.

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