We all know that wine and cheese go together like a horse and carriage, so we're thrilled to bring you wine and cheese pairings every Tuesday. The first is a perfect summer wine and cheese pairing courtesy of Bob Trimble, AKA The Wine Guy.
I was in a beer and cheese club where I used to live. One member was a brewer, another was a monger at the local food co-op. It really opened my tate buds up to different cheeses and how much a pairing can add to the complexity and enjoyment of eating. I really enjoyed discovering new cheeses and their story. It was this experience coupled with the atmosphere and history of DiBruno's that led me to try my hand at cheesemongery.
Asiago is produced in the alpine area of the town of Asiago, province of Vicenza, in the Veneto region. There are two main varieties of Asiago: Asiago d'Allevo and Asiago Presstato. Asiago has a protected designation of origin; in other words, the only "official" Asiago is produced in the region.
I started with Di Bruno Bros. as a barista when I was 18 to put some cash in my pocket. After a six months with the company, I reached out to our president to see if I could complete my Drexel Co-op Experience with Di Bruno Bros. in our corporate office. After working on so many top secret corporate cheese jobs, I wanted to immerse myself in the knowledge and culture.
Anyways, mozzarella is a diverse cheese. It can be used in a variety of dishes. But the most most popular application is on pizza. Sure, the temperatures are soaring outside, but pizza really is delicious any time of the year. Don't even think about take out! We've got a delicious, simple homemade pizza recipe for you.
I've always loved cheese! I grew up in South Philadelphia, and I remember occasionally going to our 9th St. store as a kid. I ate everything I could! Unfortunately, I liked it all! As I got older, I started to appreciate good food; cheeses were on the top of the list.
“Can you help me find blue cheese to crumble on top of a salad?” “I don’t like blue cheese, but this recipe I’m making calls for it. What should I do?” “My husband loves blue cheese and I want to buy him some. No thanks, I don’t want a taste (Yuck!)." "Can I get one that’s not too stinky?” “How long will it last before it goes bad?” “I would like a blue cheese to complete my cheese plate, what do you suggest?”
Since 1939, Di Bruno Bros. Cheesemongers have been “celebrating great food and great people” by providing Philadelphia residents and visitors with exceptional products, knowledge and service. That’s seventy-four years of great mongers striving daily to develop their techniques, expand on their knowledge and work as a team in an effort to offer our customers the best products and service available, anywhere.
Call us a little biased, but we feel we have some of the best cheesemongers in the business. These guys and gals don't consider what they do for us as mere jobs. These individuals chose cheese mongering as their vocation because of the enthusiasm they have for all things curds and whey.