In 1945 Herbert Moeller and Leon Rubin, two business men living in New York City, observed a void in the US imported food market, and founded Atalanta Trading Corporation. They started with importing Polish hams and quickly expanded into Frozen Seafoods. Much of Atalanta’s early success was centered on their ability to grow relationships within the international community. The Atalanta Corp. grocery department was formed in 1971. They began importing Celebrity Mushrooms from Taiwan. They also imported Del Destino line of tomato products imported from Israel, Romania and Spain. Over the years they have grown their selection of imported products to include charcuterie, accompaniments and of course an extensive line of cheeses.
Atalanta and Imported Cheese
Prior to the importing business, Leon Rubin worked in the domestic cheese industry. In the beginning Leon and his partner Herbert never considered adding cheese to their portfolio. But in the early 1950’s they could not deny the opportunity existed in the market and began importing Argentinian Edam Cheese. In 1965, they gained exclusive rights to import all Polish cheeses. In 1990, they conducted their first business in Italy and began importing Pecorino Romano, Grana, and Parmigiano Reggiano. Today Atalanta is the largest privately held food importer in the United States.
Atalanta Corp imports quality cheeses from over 50 countries. They believe that cheese is more than just a food; it’s an experience. Whether you’re looking for an authentic Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy or a sturdy English Stilton from England, Atalanta carries hundreds of cheeses from around the globe for you to discover and enjoy.
We, here at Mike Hudson Distribution, value our relationship with Atalanta. Our selection of imported cheeses is quite extensive and we work closely with our vendors to be ensure our offering is current and attractive to our niche market of customers here in Northern California.