Laura Downey has long been a lover of cheese. “My parents are both European. My dad was born in Greece and my mom was born in Spain. When I was a kid we lived in France and London, and real food and good cheese were always part of our table.”
The beauty of having a first-class cheese and wine store in Arlington, VA, is that it can serve customers from Washington D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia, as the Beltway passes right by and tens of thousands of people are driving in its direction each day.
It should come as no surprise that Wisconsin, America’s Dairyland, is home to one of the foremost cheese retailers in the country. After all, the state boasts more than 100 registered cheesemakers and sellers across the state. And it’s home to countless award-winning cheeses, including the 2016 World Cheese Champion, Roth’s Grand Cru Surchoix and Uplands Pleasant Ridge Reserve, the most-awarded cheese in American history. Continue reading →
The Zingerman’s Reuben is the quintessential destination sandwich. The corned beef is cured just for the famous Michigan deli and sliced to order in thin, juicy, warm pink ribbons. Crusty Jewish rye is cut from loaves, grilled and spread with thick, scratch-made Russian dressing. To crown it, only locally fermented kraut and slices of nutty, brown buttery Swiss Emmentaler will do.
While a number of food stores are closing up shop, one East Coast chain has successfully paired gourmet food with exceptional customer service to withstand the test of time and a troubled economy.
At Di Bruno Bros. specialty food shops in Philadelphia you’ll find all things Italian, from the finest prosciutto to authentic imported cheese. Here, they have it all, so it’s no wonder they are nationally known as one of the best specialty stores in the country.