15+ Cheeses to Match Every Personality

from the Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese by Tenaya Darlington

Ever think, “If I were I cheese, what would I be?” Well then you’re sure in luck!

1. Grab a copy of the “House of Cheese”

2. Find the cheese most like the person you’re looking to gift.

3. Explore the book for a perfect pairing or ask our cheesemongers for other suggestions.

4. Give an incredibly thoughtful gift and wait for the cheesy smiles!


Ricotta – the kid sister of the family: sweet, likable, and amenable to anything, p.34, Olive Oil & Sea Salt

Mozzarella – a true baby face, round and soft with a sweet character, p.34, Di Bruno Bros Pesto

Weybridge – the baby of the family, diminutive and gentle, p.111, Tait Farm Strawberry Rhubarb Conserve

Ardrahan – feisty but comforting, like the perfect mother-in-law, p.142, Roasted Almonds & Lomo

Berkswell – a stoic figure with a biscuity crust and a firm interior, p.44, Pear Mostarda

Chiriboga Blue – a saintly, soft blue that embodies purity in taste and texture, p.233, Rare Bird Chocolate Raspberry Preserves

Pt Reyes Blue – a salty bloke, well-loved for his punchy attitude and burger-friendly vibe, p.239, Tonewood Maple Syrup

Rogue Smokey – burly, outdoorsy blue with bacon-like appeal, p.239, Dulce de Leche

Cabrales – a big, bad blue, fierce enough to make grown men cry, p.233, Fig and Acacia Honey Jam

Pleasant Ridge Reserve – a titan of American cheese, most likely to be president, p.128, Honey Roasted Pecans

Shellbark Sharp II – sparky, edgy, a long-haired type with attitude, p.80, Bee Raw Buckwheat Honey

Reading Raclette – an idealist of a cheese with strong flavor and a sense of mission, p.129, Tishbi Onion Cabernet Spread

Harbison – a sexy librarian’s cheese, all horn rims and whispers, p.96, Speck & Toffee Cashews

La Tur – a jetsetter who only sleeps in silk, p.104, Amarena Cherries

Idiazabal – an enthralling romantic who prefers the smoking table in the back, p.49, Jamon Serrano

Foja de Noce – a gentleman dandy in a tweed suit, p.184, Truffle Honey

St. Nectaire – a brooding tween, funky but still too young to wear high heels, p.154, Grapefruit Mamalade

Mont St. Francis – a tough girl who likes hiking boots and bourbon, p.151, Bathtub Gin’s Peaches and Cream Jam

Grand Old Man – this one’s for Mad Men fans: a gentleman’s cheese, best served with olives and a Martini, p.191, Cerignola Olives

Tomme de Savoie – the ultimate boy scout, full of character, p.135, Cornichons & Pate de Campagne

Tell us what cheese you are in the comments!