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About Cheezwhse ….Home of “The World’s Best Cheese”

Cheezwhse.com had its origins almost over 45 years ago as a company named LIPCO, a one truck operation based on Long Island. Originally only servicing the deli trade in the area, the company founder, Richard Fiscina, had the foresight to diversify during the 70’s time of tremendous growth in the industry know as “The Golden Age of Cheese Imports” and expanded the business to import and distribute specialty cheeses.

In the early 80’s Lipco Moved into a 10,000 Square foot warehouse in Hauppauge, NY. In 1984 the Atalanta Corporation purchased Lipco and renamed it “Long Island Cheese & Specialties, Inc. At the end of the year, Joe Gellert who had been working for Atalanta became the owner and president of the company. In early 1995 the company was renamed “The World’s Best Cheeses” in anticipation of its move to a larger facility in Armonk, NY later that year.

Today, the company now known as Cheezwhse.com, Inc., is one of the premier distributors to the upscale gourmet retail markets. Today’s product line includes a wide range of over 1500 items including specialty cheeses from all parts of the world, crackers, meats & pates , sauces, salsas, olives, butters, cookies, and many other gourmet items.

Cheezwhse delivers directly each week via their own fleet of company owned trucks to customers as far north as Hartford and as far south as Virginia. Deliveries are also made four times a week into New York City. Additionally, the company ships all over the USA via common carriers, UPS, and Fed Ex on a daily basis.

Joe Gellert continues to adhere to the strict principles upon which the company was built, offering superior service to Cheezwhse’s customers with the highest quality products. New products are added to the product line dictated by customer market demand, by the latest gourmet trends, and by the company’s never ending research with producers around the world.

Cheezwhse is committed to service and quality.