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Alleva Dairy, New York City

#689 of 1,641 in Things to do in New York City
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Get a taste of Italian flavors at Alleva Dairy. Based in the neighborhood of Little Italy, the store concocts delicious cheeses that you can sample on site and then take home for souvenirs. Advertised as the oldest Italian cheese store in America, they offer delicacies like fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, and rice balls. If you're looking for a bite to eat, stop in to get one of their ready-made sandwiches with fresh-cut imported meats. Using our online itinerary creator, New York City attractions like Alleva Dairy can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I visited this cheese shop because I read that it is the oldest in the US - established in 1892. I had a lovely experience. The service was so friendly and helpful. I asked for recommendations and...  more »
  • Awesome for catering! Ordered a charcuterie. Looked beautiful and tasted even better. Great friendly staff. Accommodated my budget. Would order again and highly recommend!!
  • Very cool to see on our tour of NYC. YOU MUST GET A FRIED CHEESE BALL with marinara sauce. And if you're lucky, some locals will be sitting outside and can tell you stories of living in Little Italy back in the day. That was the Best part of our trip.

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