Philadelphia is most synonymous with the word “cheese” when it is followed by the word “steak.” That’s exciting for the processed cheese set, but not for us. Thankfully, Philly actually has a ton of history when it comes to real cheese. The DiBruno Brothers set up shop in 1939, and have been showing the rest of the country how it’s done ever since. Now with six locations in and around Philadelphia, the specialty food purveyors offer everything from cheese to sandwiches to coffee. Additionally, with a multitude of CCP (Certified Cheese Professionals) on staff they take pride in knowing their cheese.
The Reading Terminal Market has also become quite the hotbed for cheesy options. The Market contains three different stops for cheese procurement: Downtown Cheese, Salumeria and Valley Shepherd Creamery. Valley Shepherd has also opened MeltKraft, which specializes in grilled cheeses.
Go to Tria for a glass of wine and cheese plate and stay for dinner if you so choose! The original Tria Café started as a wine, beer and cheese bar and has now expanded with four locations, including Tria Taproom, which specializes in pizza and beer. Stop by any of their non-Taproom locations for “Sunday School” for a great deal on a selected unique beer, wine and cheese.