Philly’s favorite meat and cheese shop

By Zach Brooks

The name Di Bruno might be iconic in Philadelphia, but you don't need to live in the City of Brotherly Love to feast on their incredible array of meats or hundreds of rare artisan cheeses. Go classic with some of their famous house Parmigiano Reggiano (which is good enough to eat on its own) or use their virtual online cheesemonger to find the perfect cheese for any occasion. The $40 salami sampler, featuring three of their signature sweet and spicy salamis plus a cutting board, is a sweet gift for pops and will only cost you $28 with your BBE code. There’s also a whole line of gift-worthy Di Bruno Bros. original gourmet products, from coffee and antipasti to olive oils and pasta sauces.

Word on the street

  • Featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “The Layover”

  • “For local home cooks, no single institution has had a greater impact on boosting the quality of [Philadelphia’s] cheese boards than Di Bruno Bros.” –The Inquirer

  • Next year is their 75th anniversary! The original store has been opened since 1939 when brothers Danny and Joe Di Bruno opened in Philadelphia’s Italian Market.

Say Cheese

Get an inside look at Di Bruno Bros. and many of the cheeses they sell through their new book Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese (Running Press, $25). Written by the store’s resident cheese blogger, Tenaya Darlington (aka “Madame Fromage”), the book is a guide to 170 different cheeses from all over the world, complete with recipes, pairings, and stories from the third generation owners of Di Bruno Bros.