Alleva Dairy, New York City

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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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  • Heard it is one of the oldest cheese shops in the US. Had some very good mozzarella sticks. Located in Little Italy and stopped in during our walk around NYC.  more »
  • Excellent Deli in Little Italy. You say that is the House of cheese more ancient of the United States, that not it I can confirm, but if that is worthwhile to buy cheese to eat. De lo mas rico!
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  • This is a traditional old fashioned Italian cheese store that has been in business over 100 years. It's the oldest cheese market in Little Italy and makes the best ricotta and mozzarella.  more »
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  • Alleva is an institution as it is one of the oldest cheese shops in America. Their sandwiches are massive and insanely delicous. The staff is helpful and friendly and even offered to give me an umbrella when it started to rain. If you are looking for lunch with enough leftovers to eat for dinner, this is the place.
  • The highlight of my trip to China town and little Italy was this cheese shop! There is a very jolly man there that engaged my conversation and sent me up the street to a locally known Chinese women who has a tiny hole in the wall where she and another lady make sausage dumplings at 5 for $1.25, except both times I ordered them she gave me 7! The cheese man makes killer mozzarella sticks!
  • From the Trenton, NJ area. I take my 11-year old (who loves grated cheese) all the way to Mulberry for cheese at Alleva. The Tony Danza sandwich is awesome as well. I encourage you to make the trip or stop in the next time you are on Mulberry Street.
  • Me and my wife went on a trip to New York City where we stopped at one of the oldest cheese stores in the city. I was excited at first glance I noticed the place is very clean that's a plus in my book but I was very disappointed, The selection of cheese that they had was very small to my amazement. For it being one of the oldest cheese stores it is okay but it also could have more potential to it. My wife made a comment to me on the way out she said they had more cookies than they had cheese lol if that isn't backwards I don't know what is. clean neat but not so many options in my view.
  • Horrible service refuse to do what is asked. Openly will argue . Do not recommend anyone visits.

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