Tuma Persa: The Lost Cheese (and a Cheesemonger’s Salvation)

At this point in my career, I have been peddling cheese at DiBruno Brothers for over a decade. After the obligatory hazing period and the numerous customers who take sadistic pride in “breaking the stones” of new employees, I have developed a substantially thick skin. There was a time that I would have been offended
More

"Buffaloes don’t have wings" – Jessica Simpson

No, Jessica, they don’t, but they do make some incredibly delicious – and more importantly – nutritious steaks. Thanks to this high level of taste and quality (Ms. Simpson’s tastes notwithstanding) we at Di Bruno Bros. are proud to pioneer forward and offer buffalo steaks in our Butcher Shop. As noted in a recent New
More

Cheese Plate of the Week

Tumin Rutulin: Goat, Piedmont, Italy-Seemingly Italy’s answer to Bucheron, Rutulin comes in the traditional three-pound log, but is made by hand with higher quality milk. In addition, it is rolled in either grape must, sesame seeds or wild herbs. A decadent alternative for salads or roulades, it is outstanding at room temperature or melted. Isle
More

Taste of Puglia

When I was initially invited to Taste of Puglia , I responded “Yes!” immediately. How could I turn down a week of touring, eating, and drinking in Italy? However, I have to admit that I wasn’t exactly certain where Puglia is located. On my way home that evening, I stopped by the bookstore to browse
More

Isn’t the Internet Great?

Look forward to shopping for our Italian Christmas Eve dinner every December. Now that I’ve realized I can order online – Your homemade vinegar sausage cheeses – great! – Michael, Virginia

We’re Loved Coast to Coast

WE LOVE DI BRUNO BROS. WE FIRST VISITED WHEN WE LIVED IN JERSEY 8 YEARS AGO. SINCE WE MOVED TO CALIFORNIA WE BEEN ORDERING ONLINE. THANK GOD FOR ONLINE ORDERING OR WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET THE GREAT PRODUCTS THEY CARRY. WE LOVE DI BRUNO BROS. – Geraldine, California

Cheese Plate of the Week

Laguiole d’Auvergne: Raw Cow, Auvergne, France -While the French would never refer to it as such, this is essentially the French Farmhouse Cheddar. The flavor is superb: buttery, earthy and sharp. However the principal attraction could well be the texture. A unique balance of crumbly and creamy, it is superb as part of an antipasto,
More