Frank "The Cheeseman" Cucchiara (1904- 1976) was a soldier and consigliere to the Patriarca crime family.
When boss Philip Buccola and Boston consigliere Joe Lombardo left the New England rackets, a new boss was needed and Raymond Patriarca, Sr. filled the void. Patriarca chose Frank "The Cheeseman" Cucchiara as his consigliere or counselor for his crime family. There is little known about Cucchiara besides the fact that he fast rising capo in the state of Massachussets. He was known to hide his illegal activities or launder his money through the disguise as a cheese importer. In his youner days he was a close associate of Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Vito Genovese of NYC. On January 23, 1976 Cuccharia killed his wife and then committed suicide at their Belmont, MA home using a shotgun.