Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese opened its doors over eight years ago on the main drag, Pondfield Road, in Bronxville, NY, a historic town rumored to be the first planned community in America. We opened to lines outside the door as our friends and neighbors were thrilled that a cheese shop, long a fixture of Bronxville through the late 80s, had once again returned to town.
In November, 2009, owners Kevin McNeill and Ruth Walter were new to retailing and new to cheese, but a lot of study and tasting, plus some great trips to France, California and Vermont, has slowly brought their expertise up to speed. Oh, and standing behind the counter until your feet hurt--that works, too.
In addition to the energy and excitement the owners bring to the shop, they rely on a great team.
Store Manager, Brenda Cabrera. Brenda was born in Puebla, Mexico and grew up in the Bronx. She graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 2015 with a Bachelors in Culinary Business Management. She is very passionate about food and has years of cooking experience. Stop in today and ask Brenda about some cheese!
Melissa, our Operations Manager, has some serious skill with display. Check out her Cheese Tower in the window-all hand crafted!
Lana, our Admin Manager, knows the ins and outs of Dobbs & Bishop!
Other cheesemongers you may meet include:
Emily, our longest employee, a recent college grad, knows so much it's scary.
Jack, a college student and fast learner about cheese.
Andrew, a college student, who loves to explain how different bacteria makes different rinds.
Dondre, a college student, who knows all about cheese and makes the best cheese platters!
Killian, a college student and our social media go to. She also makes the best sandwiches!
Kehli, a professional softball player and the queen of mac n cheese!
Leilia, a cheese enthusiast, who also works at a cheese shop in Wisconsin when she is at college.
Laura who also loves to help out downstairs with her mom Ruth!
Anna, a high school student, has a ton of knowledge about our cheeses!