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M. Fierro & Sons

Retail Hours: open to the public Monday thru Friday 7am to Noon and Saturdays in November & December 9am- Noon. Please ring the doorbell to your right when you get here! 

History

1928

Cheese making became a part of Wilmington's Little Italy in the early 1900s. M. Fierro & Sons has been part of Wilmington's small business district since 1928. Michael Fierro, a Naples Italy native, began his cheese-making livelihood in the cellar of Matassino's grocery store at Seventh and Scott Street.

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History

Cheese making became a part of Wilmington's Little Italy in the early 1900's. M. Fierro & Sons has been part of Wilmington's small business district since 1928. Michael Fierro, a Naples Italy native, began his cheese-making livelihood in the cellar of Matassino's grocery store at Seventh and Scott Street. Mr. Fierro learned to make ricotta in an oval tub using just two gas burners. In 1936, Michael Fierro Senior decided to buy the Italian Republican Club on Sixth Street between Lincoln and Union. He made the upstairs rooms apartments and made cheese in the cellar two nights a week. Many people today still talk about their experience as kids when they went down into the cellar to buy cheese for their mothers and grandmothers.

The second generation began with Vincent Fierro and his brother Albert. When Vincent and his brother united in 1947 after the war, they wanted to move their cheese business to another level. They went from selling to local Wilmington residents and businesses to areas in New Jersey, Baltimore, and, Washington. Due to the increase in cheese business outside of the Delaware borders, the Fierro brothers decided to expand M. Fierro & Sons LLC to our present address at 1025 North Union Street in the city of Wilmington.

Since 1947, the Fierro family has owned and operated the business. People know Fierro ricotta around the Tri-State area. Ricotta comes in all sizes from 15oz containers to 30-pound impastata. Along with our specialty ricotta, we also manufacturer fresh mozzarella, city long mozzarella, pizza cheese, and cheese curd. In 2007, another local family run business Hy-Point Dairy purchased the Fierro business to ensure the Fierro family tradition continues.

Fierro Cheese is a family owned and operated manufacturer of quality Italian dairy products located in the heart of the Little Italy section of Wilmington, Delaware. Products include Ricotta, Ricotta impastata, Mozzarella, Curd and Queso Fresco.

Recipes

Fierro's Family Lasagna

Full Recipe

Italian Cheesecake

Full Recipe

St. Anthony's Ricotta Cheese Puffs

Full Recipe

Products

Italian Cheese Products Ricotta

001 Whole Milk Ricotta 15 oz

002 Part Skim Ricotta 15 oz

003 Whole Milk Ricotta 2 lb

004 Part Skin Ricotta 2 lb

005 Whole Milk Ricotta 3 lb

006 Whole Milk Ricotta - Dry 5 lb

007 Whole Milk Ricotta - Soft 5 lb

008 Impastata 5 lb

009 Impastata 10 lb

010 Impastata 30 lb

Curd & Mozzarella

Whole Milk Mozzarella - block 1 lb

Whole Milk Mozzarella - Shredded 1 pb

Whole Milk Mozzarella - Shredded 2 lb

Whole Milk Mozzarella - Loaf 5 lb

Part Skim Mozzarella - Block 1 lb

Part Skim Mozzarella - Shredded 1 lb

Part Skim Mozzarella - Loaf 5 lb

Curd- handmade item Any

Curd- handmade item 1 lb

Specialty Items

Scamorza 1 lb

Scamorza 1 lb

Fresh Basket Cheese 1-2 lbs

Scamorza 1 lb

South American Cheese Products

LIMENA TERRON TRAY 1 LB

COMPADRE REQUESON CUP 15 oz

COMPADRE QUESO FRESCO 14 oz

MEXICANA PARA QUESADILLAS 1 lb

MEXICANA REQUESON CUP 15 oz

MEXICANA REQUESON TRAY 8 oz

MEXICANA QUESO FRESCO 14 oz

LIMENA PUPUSAS 1 lb

LIMENA DURO BLANDO 14 oz

LIMENA DURO VIEJO 16 oz

LIMENA ASERRIN 14 oz

LIMENA DURO VIEJO - Block 1 lb

LIMENA MOZZARELLA - Block 1 lb

LIMENA QUESO FRESCO 14 oz

TERRON BOLSA 10 LB

TERRON BOLSA 1 LB

ANITA QUESO FRESCO 14 oz

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