Our Tradition

Our Tradition

Lioni Tradition

The Salzarulo family began its tradition in the Latticini business in the town of Lioni, Italy over 100 years ago. In 1980, the family brought its fine art of cheese-making to Brooklyn, New York where it created a name for itself making fresh, whole milk mozzarella cheese. Within the past three decades, the Salzarulo’s have transformed their small neighborhood family business into a nationally renowned manufacturer and distributor of fresh mozzarella products in the United States.

The family embraces their Italian tradition and are committed to their beliefs and authentic cheesemaking practices. They take pride in perfecting and delivering a simple food ingredient that they know as, “the Mozzarella”. Everything they do is done from the heart; it is a lifestyle for them. They maintain quality through consistency and freshness and bring the richness of Italian cooking that they’ve known from their childhood to your table – always striving for product excellence.

Today, Lioni is still a family owned and operated business that holds onto old Italian values and traditions. The Salzarulo family remains hands-on each day to ensure that their products continue to be of the highest quality and consistency delivering a traditional fresh mozzarella product as they know it be.

Lioni Tradition

The Salzarulo family began its tradition in the Latticini business in the town of Lioni, Italy over 100 years ago. In 1980, the family brought its fine art of cheese-making to Brooklyn, New York where it created a name for itself making fresh, whole milk mozzarella cheese. Within the past three decades, the Salzarulo’s have transformed their small neighborhood family business into a nationally renowned manufacturer and distributor of fresh mozzarella products in the United States.

The family embraces their Italian tradition and are committed to their beliefs and authentic cheesemaking practices. They take pride in perfecting and delivering a simple food ingredient that they know as, “the Mozzarella”. Everything they do is done from the heart; it is a lifestyle for them. They maintain quality through consistency and freshness and bring the richness of Italian cooking that they’ve known from their childhood to your table – always striving for product excellence.

Today, Lioni is still a family owned and operated business that holds onto old Italian values and traditions. The Salzarulo family remains hands-on each day to ensure that their products continue to be of the highest quality and consistency delivering a traditional fresh mozzarella product as they know it be.

A Story of Success

Lioni not only boasts the best whole cow’s milk mozzarella produced on this side of the Atlantic, but also has become the largest importer of 100% grass-fed buffalo milk from the family’s native Campania region in Italy.

Lioni manufactures and supplies buyers across the United States with a full product line of award-winning fresh mozzarella cheese and mozzarella di bufala products. The Lioni reputation has remained strong throughout the years. They stand behind each and every product that goes out the door— Lioni products are made fresh daily and distributed nationally each day via refrigerated trucking.

Lioni’s diverse product line consists of hand wrapped mozzarella, hand wrapped smoked mozzarella, dry mozzarella and a variety of sizes and marinated blends of fresh mozzarella including Ovoline, Bocconcini, Ciliegine, Noccioline, Perle, Perline and Medallion. Lioni’s distinctive premium line is recognized amongst the world’s best authentic cheese products. Experience the artistry of exceptional fresh mozzarella with their award-winning Burrata Con Panna, Burrata Con Tartufo, Bufala Fresca, and Stracciatella Panna di Latte.

Taste the Lioni difference of a creamier, smoother mozzarella and Embrace the Tradition!

A Story of Success

Lioni not only boasts the best whole cow’s milk mozzarella produced on this side of the Atlantic, but also has become the largest importer of 100% grass-fed buffalo milk from the family’s native Campania region in Italy.

Lioni manufactures and supplies buyers across the United States with a full product line of award-winning fresh mozzarella cheese and mozzarella di bufala products. The Lioni reputation has remained strong throughout the years. They stand behind each and every product that goes out the door— Lioni products are made fresh daily and distributed nationally each day via refrigerated trucking.

Lioni’s diverse product line consists of hand wrapped mozzarella, hand wrapped smoked mozzarella, dry mozzarella and a variety of sizes and marinated blends of fresh mozzarella including Ovoline, Bocconcini, Ciliegine, Noccioline, Perle, Perline and Medallion. Lioni’s distinctive premium line is recognized amongst the world’s best authentic cheese products. Experience the artistry of exceptional fresh mozzarella with their award-winning Burrata Con Panna, Burrata Con Tartufo, Bufala Fresca, and Stracciatella Panna di Latte.

Taste the Lioni difference of a creamier, smoother mozzarella and Embrace the Tradition!

Lioni Values

Lioni’s success would not be a reality if it was not for the family’s traditional cheese-making skills, its dedication to premium quality, innovative production methods, and its outstanding customer relations retained even in this fast-paced, modern world.

Lioni is best known for maintaining satisfied customers. The experienced, hands-on sales team is knowledgeable in the production, handling, packaging and distribution of Lioni’s top quality mozzarella. Specializing in custom orders and deliveries, Lioni has developed a quick and effective order process that caters to every client’s needs. A strong emphasis is placed on the advantages of pre-ordering and pre-selling, where every product is fully inspected at their HACCP compliant facility.

Lioni continues their family’s long tradition of Italian cheese-making to bring their customers an uncompromised, superior, fresh product with a dedication to old-fashioned personalized service.

Lioni Values

Lioni’s success would not be a reality if it was not for the family’s traditional cheese-making skills, its dedication to premium quality, innovative production methods, and its outstanding customer relations retained even in this fast-paced, modern world.

Lioni is best known for maintaining satisfied customers. The experienced, hands-on sales team is knowledgeable in the production, handling, packaging and distribution of Lioni’s top quality mozzarella. Specializing in custom orders and deliveries, Lioni has developed a quick and effective order process that caters to every client’s needs. A strong emphasis is placed on the advantages of pre-ordering and pre-selling, where every product is fully inspected at their HACCP compliant facility.

Lioni continues their family’s long tradition of Italian cheese-making to bring their customers an uncompromised, superior, fresh product with a dedication to old-fashioned personalized service.

La Scuola

Lioni Provincia: AV Italy
Co-founders Salvatore & Giuseppe Salzarulo

La Scuola

Lioni Provincia: AV Italy
Co-founders Salvatore & Giuseppe Salzarulo