“Every Cheese Has a Story” and Other Facts Learned from Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese
What happens when a cheese-loving Wisconsinite moves to Philadelphia? Assumingly, they would flock to a local cheese counter and dabble in the nearest stinky, eye-catching case, curious of what cheeses will become their home-away-from-home substitutes.
As the story goes, that’s exactly how writer Tenaya Darlington’s East Coast move played out. She, being a proud Wisconsin native, knew a thing or two about curds and whey. But, after a few visits to the crown jewel of meticulously kept, freely sampled counters of Philadelphia’s cheese scene—the various locations of Di Bruno Bros.—she felt ill-prepared, as if, as she writes, she “walked into a party where she didn’t recognize a single face.”