Q & A with Hunter Fike

Recently, Hunter Fike, one of our stellar cheese specialists at the Italian Market store sat down to divulge his life’s story. Here it is in a nutshell: Q: How long have you been at Di Bruno Bros. and what brought you here? A: I have worked at DiBruno’s since I was 14, now eleven years
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Keen on Flavour

Let’s talk a bit about cheddars. Like most of us, I did not grow up with artisan or farmhouse cheeses gracing my palate. Rather, shiny yellow slices of “cheddar” product and (if I was lucky), my favorite factory orange-alert tinted “munster” were the fromage de rigeur of the Lawler household. And if the holidays called
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Rocchetta alta Langha

In the world of cheese, international bragging rights are almost always nothing more than conjecture. The French claim to produce the best washed-rind (smelly) cheeses, but Taleggio, Vacherin Mont d’Or and La Serena are legitimate points of contention by the Italians, Swiss and Spanish. The British will argue that the Cheddars of Somerset have no
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Announcing DiBruno's Piazza

DiBruno Brother’s is pleased to announce plans for a piazza on our square on the corner of 9th and Montrose. The piazza will run every Saturday through the summer from 11am-4pm and will feature local vendors of food, flowers and art. We will also feature activities for children and benefits for a variety of charities.
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Fideos with Shrimp Recipe from Martha Stewart

In March, Martha Stewart invited one of her favorite chef’s from New York City to make Fideos with Shrimp on her show. On Martha’s website they are certain to include sources for the ingredients they use on the show. One particular ingredient proved to be difficult to source as her staffers scoured the internet and
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Cast Your Vote Now!!!

In honor of March Madness, the DiBruno staff of 9th street set up a bracket of 32 cheeses to be narrowed down by customer vote. Each and every day, we pitted two cheeses against each other until only two remaining: Carles Roquefort and Moliterno, the champions of our blue and sheep milk division, respectively. The
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Saturday Morning Special

This Saturday morning is going to be a great time to buy at DiBruno.com. On Saturday, April 7 from 8am – 12PM (noon), you can save 20% when you spend $100 or more. You can shop for all the delicious gourmet foods you want in your pajamas and save lots of money before most people
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A Cheese for All Seasons

Ah spring, what a beautiful time of year. Now that it’s official, and we’ve all had our complimentary water ice I’m definitely feeling ready for the warmer weather and foods that go well with it. The impending change has gotten me thinking about the seasonality of cheese and how in my own experience, I find
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A Movable Feast: the Advent of the Hemingway

Angelo Colavita I was sitting outside the Bean Café in Little Israel with a friend and we were drinking coffee in the sun and the sun was bright and the coffee was dark and good and we were reading. It was Wednesday, so Kelly was on the first in his stack of new comics. I
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Pecorino Gran Cru

For those that know me, they know that I am quite partial to sheep’s milk cheeses. In my last blog offering, I expressed my eternal love for a cheese called Moliterno, still to this day my favorite. However, there are quite a few other sheep’s milk cheeses that have caught my attention during my tenure
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