Top Cheesemonger

You’ve heard of Top Model, Top Chef…whatevs. The best show no one knows about is Top Cheesemonger, and it happens every year in a Long Island City warehouse. Mongers from across the nation compete to break down giant wheels of Parm, invent perfect pairings, and identify cheeses in a blind tasting. On Monday night, Di […]

Behind the Scenes at 9th Street

Last week’s highlight: a tour of Di Bruno Bros. on 9th Street with my friend Mike Geno. Here he is looking in the window of this Italian Market shop. His quest? To find new cheeses to paint. My quest: to climb out on the roof for some high-noon sun. We did just that with cheesemonger […]