Lioni Tradition

The Salzarulo family began its tradition in the Latticini business in the town of Lioni, Italy many decades 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 Salzarulos have transformed their small neighboorhood, family business into a nationally renowned manufacturer and distributor of fresh mozzarella in the United States.

Today, Lioni is still a family owned and operated business that holds onto old Italian values and traditions, but now utilizes modern technology and computer-monitored equipment imported from Italy.

Lioni in the Avellino hills circa 1915

A Story of Success

Lioni not only boasts the best whole milk cow mozzarella produced on this side of the Atlantic, but also has become the largest importer of the highly specialized Mozzarella di Bufala made from buffalo milk in the family's native Campania region in Italy. Lioni supplies buyers across the United States with a full bufala product line for both food service and retail demands by receiving weekly shipments from various factories in Campania, Italy.

The Lioni reputation has remained strong throughout the years, standing behind each and every product that goes out the door—shipping nationally to over 35 cities each week via refrigerated trucking.

Lioni, Avellino today

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.