- About Us
We provide extraordinary food experiences, inspired by our legacy. Also, we just really love cheese.
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; 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 e-commerce 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.More About Us
Meet Our Cheese Masters
Emilio M., VP of Culinary PioneeringOur Cheese Cave Godfather
Rick Morillo, Certified Cheese ProfesionalThe Mad Scientist Of Cheese
Sam Kane, Certified Cheese ProfessionalOur Latest & Greatest CCP
Rocco Rainone, Certified Cheese ProfessionalItalian Market Head Honcho
We attribute much of our success to our Core Values — both as a company and as individuals. Owners and associates alike are committed to culinary pioneering, exceeding expectations, serving others before themselves, thinking like an owner, and ensuring that Di Bruno Bros. continues to be a meaningful company.
We at Di Bruno Bros. value our friends, family and neighbors and believe that giving back to the community is the key to “Celebrating Great Food and Great People.” We really enjoy donating to our community, but there are specific causes that Di Bruno Bros. donates to because they move our heart.
“[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, on our original 9th Street Italian Market location, on Travel Channel's "The Layover