A Fee Worth Paying

by Ezekial FergusonAs you might have guessed, we here at DiBruno Brothers like family owned businesses. Another thing were really enjoy is a good cocktail. It was, therefore, a real pleasure to have the opportunity to chat up Joe Fee of Fee Brothers Bitters, a 4th generation bitter producer from Rochester, New York. Bitters are
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Beer and Cheese Recap: Triumph Brewing

Our Happy Hours continue to gain popularity! Last night was our busiest to date; I guess free beer and cheese is a good draw after all. Thank you very much to Jen for donating her time and beer to the celebration. And for those who could not make it, here is what you missed: Dunkel
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Beer and Cheese Recap: Yards Brewing Company

How fortunate that our Happy Hour just happened to fall on St. Patty’s day this week! To celebrate, we included three farmhouse Irish cheeses in this week’s offering. Brawler with Spring Brook Tarentaise: Given the name “Brawler,” you might expect a beer that will knock you out for the night. But this moniker was applied
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This Lady Ain’t Lazy!

by Melanie Fortino I love when we get shipments and deliveries to the Cheese Cave! It is like a birthday with every package. At times the boxes pile up on themselves and overflow with wheels and wheels of Beemster Goat Gouda or Parmigiano Reggiano. Other times the boxes come in quietly – like today when
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Beer and Cheese Recap: Flying Fish

Our many thanks to Robin of Flying Fish for donating her time (and her beer) to last night’s Happy Hour. The pairings were tasty as usual, so let’s not delay: Exit 4 with Challerhocker: We started off with a bang, welcoming customers with Flying Fish’s 9.5% American Trippel. Bananas and cloves, as expected, are apparent
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Beer and Cheese Recap: Nodding Head

Last night was a truly fantastic tasting. My thanks to Curt, Fava and Gordon, who poured particularly healthy samples of beer and kept the jokes rolling. Thank you also to all who attended; we had a record number of customers last night. And for those of you who missed it, here are the pairings: Grog
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Happy Hours Announced through April!

If you are unaware of this glorious, free Happy Hour, here is the summary: A local brewer brings 3-4 varieties of craft beer, we pair each one with a delicious cheese, and you taste them for free. If you are so inclined, you can purchase a half pound of any three of the cheeses for
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Sweet Potato Ravioli

by Hunter Fike Sometimes, everything comes together perfectly. Last night the family convened to create a menu that involved very little preparation and even less of a plan. A modify-as-you-go, see-whats-in-the-pantry-and-roll-with-it theme that, amazingly, resulted in one of our greatest successes in recent memory. The dish? Ravioli, stuffed with Sweet Potatoes and Ricotta di Pecora
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Beer and Cheese Recap: Stoudts

Thank you to everyone who braved the forecast and came to the Italian Market for Happy Hour last night. For everyone who missed it, here were the pairings: Karnival Kolsch with Trugole: This was the unofficial release of the Stoudt’s Kolsch, which will be hitting retail establishments and local bars next week. A smooth, dry
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We Now Offer Milk in Liquid Form!

Granted, most of you consider milk a liquid, but we Cheese Mongers have a hard time imaging milk in anything but its most glorious solid state: Cheese. That being said, we certainly don’t mind a frosty cold glass of milk in its original form. So, we set out to find some really tasty, honest, local
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