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We are a pioneering specialty food retailer and importer that began with a modest shop in the now-iconic South Philadelphia Italian Market in 1939. Since then, our family has grown to five locations in Philadelphia. We’ve been supporting great food with great people since 1939; today, we employ more than 350 proud team members and have evolved into a community-driven enterprise with our five retail locations, Catering, import and ecommerce divisions.
Recently, author Tenaya Darlington (a.k.a. Madame Fromage) partnered with our cheese family to write Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese, a comprehensive catalog of the shop’s best-known and loved cheeses and accompanying recipes from the family themselves.

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"Salesmen—including the original owners' sons and nephews—can answer any questions about the origins of products, including local cheeses and seasonal imports like specialty olive oils and pesto ingredients." - Best Cheese Shops in America, Nicholas DeRenzo for Travel and Leisure


One of the oldest open-air markets in the nation. Don’t miss: the endless cheeses and olives at Di Bruno Brothers." - National Geographic


"[You] open the door and see mozzarell', some proscuitt', hanging provolone and a deli counter... But holy crap, they have so much more. Amazing soft, smelly, runny, wonderful cheeses from all over the world.” - Anthony Bourdain, The Layover


"Tenaya and the inspired minds behind the Di Bruno Bros. counters, catapult this book from a valuable cheese guide to the likes of "Holy epic cheese tomme, Batman!"" - Stephanie Stiavetti for Serious Eats


"Here they have it all, so it's no wonder they are nationally known as one of the best specialty stores in the country." - The Cheese Connoisseur


"The city's famed Italian Market is celebrating a big birthday this weekend. Here's to 100 years of food and family. Meet Emilio Mignucci who runs Di Bruno Bros. cheese shop which his grandparents owned before him." See the full clip here.

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