Kimcheese!

If you’ve ever wanted to play with kimchi and cheese (and who hasn’t?), you might be interested in getting a ticket to Kimcheese!, a tasting that Amanda Feifer invited me to co-host for the Philadelphia Science Festival. Amanda writes about fermentation on her blog, Phickle, and last week she brought some samples by Di Bruno […]

Puits d’Astier

Many wheels of cheese are beautiful, but only a handful are arresting. When I walked into Di Bruno Bros. on 9th Street and saw cheesemonger Rocco Rainone holding what looked like a lichen-covered wagon wheel, I lost all restraint. “What…is…that?” I demanded, pushing past a crate of bell-shaped goat cheeses. “Puits d’Astier,” Rocco whispered. It […]

After Hours at Di Bruno Bros.

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to stick around Di Bruno Bros. on 9th Street for an after hours party. It’s what the store likes to call “a private shopping experience” – a chance for customers to linger around the olive bins, eating pairings that cheesemongers dream up. There were rolls of Kobe roast […]