Book Signings, Cheese Crawls and More

Di Bruno book photo by Dave MacNeill

Suddenly, it’s December. I open my eyes, and my calendar flashes into view with stars and scribbles. (Yes, I still use a paper day planner.)  Here are a few events where I will be leaping and lurking over the next few weeks, along with a few holiday open houses that feature local Pennsylvania cheesemakers. I hope to see your face!


Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Crawl: TWO Book Signings (Sat., Dec. 6)

noon-2 p.m. Rittenhouse Store, 1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

2 p.m.-4 p.m. Franklin Store, 834 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

All five Di Bruno Bros. locations will be decked out for the holidays — click the link for a shopping pass worth 20% off. The samples will be amazing!


Salumeria Cheese Tasting: with Cheesemonger Matt Buddha and Sue Miller (Thurs., Dec. 4)

2-4 p.m., Reading Terminal Market, Philadephia, Pa. UPDATE: MOVED TO 4-6 PM!

Meet two of the coolest people in the local cheese world, Sue Miller of Birchrun Hills Farm and Salumeria’s Matt Buddha!


Talula’s Table: Holiday Open House with Birchrun Hills Farm (Monday, Dec. 8)

5-7 p.m. Talula’s Table, Kennet Square, Pa.

Enjoy free cheese, treats, and Victory beer to celebrate Sue Miller’s Kickstarter campaign! I’ll be there in spirit, just fyi.


Whole Foods of Cherry Hill: Cheese Tasting & Book Signing (Tuesday, Dec. 16)

6 pm & 6:45 p.m., 1558 North Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Queen cheesemonger Jenny Harris hosts a weekly BYO cheese tasting in the café — bring a bottle of your choice, and join us for a selection of six special cheeses for this guided tasting. To sign up for one of  two seatings (6 & 6:45), please email or stop by the store’s customer service desk. Free!


Yellow Springs Farm: Holiday Open Houses (Dec. 13, 20, & 21)

noon-4 p.m., 1165 Yellow Springs Rd, Chester Co., Pa. 19425

Visit this goat dairy and native plant nursery to pet the animals and taste some of my favorite local cheeses, like Nutcracker — rubbed with house-made walnut liqueur. This beautiful Chester County farm run by Catherine and Al Renzi is one of my favorite holiday stops for cheese and goat’s milk caramel.


Pssst…Need a signed book? If you can’t make it to an event and you’d like a signed copy of my book, The Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheesedrop me a line and we’ll arrange elf-delivery. I can sign and ship copies anywhere in the U.S.


Photo credit: Dave MacNeill



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5 Responses to “Book Signings, Cheese Crawls and More”
  1. Robin says:

    Signing up for the Cherry Hill Whole Foods cheese tasting. Thanks for letting me know, and it will be nice to see you on my side of the bridge.

    • tdarlington says:

      Yay! It will be great to see you, Robin! If you bring a copy of your book, I’d love to buy a signed copy for someone as a holiday gift.

  2. Aunt Dawnie says:

    And “Bon Anniversaire” (Happy Birthday) to Madame Fromage on December 4th!

  3. Amelia says:

    I can’t wait to see you at the Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Crawl!

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