June 04, 2015
However, they're not the only ones serving up mouthwatering cheeses in the Philly area. Several local shops have great and varied selections of everything from Adelost to Zambrano, plus so much more. Here's five local cheesemongers you need to try now.
924 S. 9th St., Bella Vista
(Grated Parmesan Cheese from Claudio's. Claudio's Specialty Foods/claudiofood.com)
No authentic stroll through the Italian Market is complete without a stop at Claudio's. You can sample any of the shop's selections, but the fresh mozzarella and aged gouda are recommended. This is a great stop not only for cheese but also if you're looking to prepare a full meal, as the oils, meats and imported pastas all are high-quality.
1902 E. Passyunk Ave., South Philadelphia
(Provolone cheese hanging at Lucio Mancuso & Son. Lucio Mancuso & Son/MancusoCheese.com)
1838 S. 17th St., South Philadelphia
Don't be fooled by the unassuming Marota Brothers sign on this small corner store. Stuffed inside this hole-in-the-wall are not only really great, and really cheap, selections of meats and cheeses, but also plenty of character. The guys who prepare your deli cravings are famous with locals for peppering in jokes and stories while slicing up your food, which is good enough to draw regular patrons from Delaware and New Jersey.
516 Station Ave., Haddon Heights, New Jersey
(Cheese plates ready to eat at The Village Cheese Shop in South Jersey. The Village Cheese Shop/Facebook)
160 N. 3rd St., Old City
(Cheese and nuts ready to eat at Wedge + Fig in Old City. Wedge + Fig/Facebook)