It Is Cheesemonger Week at Di Bruno Bros.

dibrunos at world cafe

Di Bruno Bros. is celebrating their “Monger Week” by giving 10% off on the monger pick of the day at each location for the remainder of the week. The cheese of the day will be picked by the monger of the day at each of Di Bruno’s four locations.

Tuesday’s monger picks are:

  • Pecorino Calabrese at the 9th Street store
  • Grand Old Man at the Rittenhouse store
  • Pecorino Ginepro at the Comcast store
  • Champlain Valley Triple Creme at the Ardmore store.

Check Di Bruno’s Facebook page each day for the new Monger of the Day Picks.

Di Bruno Bros. [Official Site]

Philly Shows Off Their Wine and Cheese


Like spaghetti & meatballs and peanut butter & jelly, one of history’s greatest pairings is the always-compatible wine and cheese. Philly’s showcase of the dynamic duo starts May 10th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The showcase will feature hundreds of wines, dozens of gourmet cheeses, hors d’oeuvres, and other specialty foods.

Guests start off the night by receiving a complimentary wine glass and guidebook featuring the wide selection of wines and cheeses. They will also get a chance to bid on silent auction baskets featuring one-of-a-kind items from jewelry to paintings, sports memorabilia, wines and much, much more!

Tickets are $50 and available online or at Wegmans stores.

The Philly Showcase of Wine & Cheese [Official Site]

Random Tea Room Hosting Tea & Cheese Pairing


The Random Tea Room is setting out to prove that tea and cheese can indeed be suitable pairing partners. We have no reason to believe that Becky Goldschmidt of Random Tea Room and Seth Kalkstein of the Cheese Nerd will be anything other than successful.

Try what they have in mind tomorrow at the Northern Liberties tea shop. Tickets for the event are available online for $35 and the event kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

Random Tea Room & Cheese Nerd: Tea & Cheese Pairing [Cheese Nerd]
The Random TeaRoom [Official Site]

Di Brunos Does Private Tastings

dibrunos at world cafe

You know those cool friends you brought to the Oyster House for their Dump Dinner? Gather ‘em up again, because we’ve got something else for you.

The Italian Market’s Di Bruno Bros. does private tastings after they close up shop if you call and reserve it. The whole store, just for you and your friends.

It’s a $400 package for eight people (if you have a bigger crowd, it’s $55 for each additional person), and it’s really something special. Two mongers guide you through the night, pairing everything they have in their shop with the wine and beer you bring. They’ll start you off with an amuse bouche, and prepare plates of accoutrements ahead of time, but when all is said and done, the experience is what you make out of it. It’s your shop for two hours, so taste and learn about the different olive oils and different vinegars, and when you’re done, shop around for 10% off anything in the store, and you’ll be sent home with a gift bag full of Di Bruno merchandise.

Weekends are booked through June but they do it during the week too. So make a reservation soon, if you want to do this anytime in the near future.

Di Bruno Bros - [Official]

DiBruno Bros. Opens in a GIANT Food Store


DiBruno Bros. and GIANT Food Stores have partnered up to open a cheese and specialty food shop at the GIANT super market in Camp Hill, PA. The store opened with an official Parmigiano Reggiano cracking at 11 a.m. to mark the occasion.

The store will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m and serving a selection of  imported foods, offering more than 125 varieties of homemade, national, and international cheeses and nearly 60 kinds of cured meats and antipasti. Customers will also find crackers, jams, jellies, oils, and sauces.

No word yet on whether this is the first of many partnerships between DiBruno Bros. and GIANT Food Stores but we’d have to assume, if smelly cheeses go over well in Camp Hill, we’ll be seeing more of these stores inside a store.

DiBruno Bros. [Official Site]

Valley Shepherd Creamery Finally Ready to Open


Valley Shepherd Creamery will finally open in the Reading Terminal Market tomorrow. The outpost of the North Jersey cheese farm will feature a glassed-in cheese room, where visitors can watch mozzarella being stretched and a grilled cheese counter named MeltKraft.

MeltKraft will offer eight sandwiches and sides that include duck fat, bacon fat, chicken, bacon and truffle oil.

MeltKraft Menu »

Tomorrow Night: Pairings on the Parkway

Pairings on the Parkway with Milk & Honey Cafe continues tomorrow. Each Thursday through October 25th from 5-8pm Milk & Honey will be selling cheese platters for two for $12.50 and recommending BYO wine pairings.

This week the platter features aged provolone from Claudio’s in the Italian Market, chevre from Stryker Farm in Saylorsburg, PA, served with Tait Farm tomato bruschetta. The recommended pairing is Sauvignon blanc or a spicy Syrah. The Yoomi Kwan Trio will be providing live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Milk & Honey Cafe [Official Site]
Sister Cities Park [Official Site]

Pairings on the Parkway at Milk & Honey Cafe

From 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday through October 25th, Milk & Honey Cafe in Sister Cities Park will be offering a cheese board selection to pair with your own BYO. The cheese for the pairing will change weekly and special live entertainment will be performed each week.

Milk & Honey Cafe [Official Site]

Anthony Bourdain in Town Filming The Layover

Anthony Bourdain is in town and it appears it is for his show, The Layover. Emilio Mignucci of DiBruno Bros. just tweeted to the TV star thanking him for coming in to the Italian Market cheese store.

Thx for coming in @Bourdain for #layover. It was fun having you.
7/24/12 12:30 PM

DiBruno Bros. [Official Site]

UPDATE: Now Anthony Bourdain has been spotted just down 9th Street at Paesano’s.where the crew housed some sandwiches.

UPDATE 2: Anthony Bourdain also visited the Mütter Museum where he declared the museum dedicated to medical oddities as having “the best gift shop ever.”

UPDATE 3: Now he’s at the Barnes Foundation.

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