Jul 7, 2010
Lou Di Palo has dedicated his time and efforts into bringing authentic Italian food to people in the United States. He is the 4th generation proprietor of Di Palo’s Dairy, a landmark Italian specialty food store located on Grand Street in New York’s Little Italy since 1925, and he maintains his family’s heritage and tradition of cheese making while keeping an eye on today’s tastes and trends.
On June 15, 2010 Lou Di Palo was inducted into the Foods of Italy Hall of Fame by the Italian Trade Commission, the trade promotion sections of The Consulate General of Italy. Lou was awarded for his contribution and commitment to the Italian Food Industry and for his professional dedication to the promotion of sales of Italian foods in the USA. He was also recognized for his selfless devotion and appreciation for the country of Italy and the Italian way of life.
Lou is constantly involved in his family business and the promotion of Italian foods. When not traveling to Italy to select handcrafted specialties and to form relationships with artisans, he works with other Di Palo family members behind the counters of the New York store to assist crowds of faithful customers. Always guaranteeing excellent products, he continues to serve and educate Americans as best as possible.