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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 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 across from Papa's Market. 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.

People know the Fierro Neapolitan style 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 pizza cheese, cheese curd, Latin American cheeses like queso fresco, cuajada en terron, and requeson. In 2007, another local family run business Hy-Point Dairy purchased the Fierro business to ensure the Fierro family tradition continues.  The fourth Generation Meany family member Jess and her husband Brad currently run Fierro.  

Recipes

Fierro's Family Lasagna

Full Recipe

Italian Cheesecake

Full Recipe

St. Anthony's Ricotta Cheese Puffs

Full Recipe

Products

Italian Cheese Products Ricotta

Whole Milk Ricotta 15 oz

Part Skim Ricotta 15 oz

Whole Milk Ricotta 2 lb

Part Skin Ricotta 2 lb

Whole Milk Ricotta 3 lb

Whole Milk Ricotta - Dry 5 lb

Whole Milk Ricotta - Soft 5 lb

Impastata 10 lb

Impastata 30 lb

Curd & Mozzarella

Whole Milk Mozzarella - block 1 lb

Whole Milk Mozzarella - Loaf 5 lb

Part Skim Mozzarella - block 1 lb

Curd- handmade item-please call or email to order

Whole Milk Mozzarella - shred 1 lb

Whole Milk Mozzarella - shred 5 lb

Specialty Items

Scamorza 1 lb

Curd- handmade item ***please pre-order Any

Fresh Basket Cheese *made only at Easter time 1-1.5 lbs

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 QUESO FRESCO 14 oz

TERRON BOLSA 10 LB

TERRON BOLSA 1 LB

ANITA QUESO FRESCO 14 oz

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