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.
For the past two weeks, the cheese world has been grieving. You may not see it from the outside, but on the inside – behind cheese counters everywhere – there are invisible violins playing Greek rhapsodies. They play for Daphne Zepos, a cheese doyenne who died of cancer on July 3, 2012. Two years ago, I happened to be at a tiny birthday bash for her at Di Bruno Bros. on 9th Street, where I snapped this picture.
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.
Di Bruno Bros is once again participating in the Cheesemonger Invitational on June 23rd at 6pm in Long Island City, NY. Now in its third year, the event draws makers, mongers, and rabble from the cave to compete for cash prizes and a chance to throw down against the best in the business.