The 14 tastiest (and most Instagram-worthy) cheese and charcuterie boards in Charlotte

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A nicely designed plate of cured meats, luscious cheeses, snappy fruits and specialty mustard has become a standout menu item at several Charlotte restaurants. Here are fourteen tasty (and Instagram-worthy) charcuterie boards in the Queen City from $9 to $60.

Friends, please let me know if I missed your preferred indulgence in the comments section below. If it’s not listed, it’s most likely that I haven’t had the opportunity to visit yet. Key word: yet.

8.2.0 Pizzeria and Bar

820 Hamilton St, Suite A3

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Menu Item: Wine & Charcuterie Night every Wednesday – $15

Deets: Their board includes two glasses (whoop whoop!) of craft Sangria or select wines. Their board selection varies with 3 rotating cheeses, 2 meats, and assorted accompaniments so every week is different. Vegetarians can substitute the meat for extra cheese & bread/crackers as well.

Bonus: I recently organized my best friend’s birthday bash and we sang our hearts out in the karaoke room at 8.2.0. It was a blast and highly recommend visiting them for your next night out. They even have classic video games to play, including The Simpsons (my personal favorite)!

Amélie’s French Bakery

Various locations

Menu Item: Cheese Board & Charcuterie Board – prices below.

Deets: If you’re looking for enough to feed a crowd, Amelie’s French Bakery has you covered. These Charcuterie and Cheese Boards are available to order off of Amélie’s Catering Menu with 48 hours notice. They can be enjoyed in-house too, just make sure to call ahead so they can ensure to have everything ready upon your arrival.

Charcuterie board: $60, serves 15-20. Sliced paté, saucisson sec, cornichons, seasonal preserves, grapes, Dijon mustard and crostini.

Cheese board: $50, serves 15-20. Manchego, gruyére, brie, goat cheese rolled in pistachios, and crostini.

Bonus: You can grab a few Salted Caramel Brownies after your meal. Yes please.

Angeline’s

303 S. Church St.

Menu Item: House selections of Salumi & Cheeses – Any 3: $16 | Any 5: $22.

Deets: This daily selection of cured meats and cheese are served with house giardiniera (pickled vegetables), fig jam, and a selection of breads.

Bonus: This eatery is convenient to many Uptown attractions, including the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and the Panthers and Charlotte Knights stadiums.

The Asbury

235 North Tryon St.

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Price: Charcuterie Board – $18 | Cheese Board – $15.

Deets: The Charcuterie Board comes with house-made Krenz beef liver mousse with North Carolina-made lamb sopressata, coppa and Benton’s country ham. The Cheese Board is compiled from the chef’s selection of cheeses with house-made crackers and jam. I suggest ordering this with deviled eggs, which change daily.

Bonus: I really enjoy eating at the bar and always order a side of their sticky biscuits (They’re drizzled with goat cheese icing. I repeat, goat cheese icing!).

Bulla Gastrobar

4310 Sharon Rd.

Menu Item: Chef’s Board – $18 | Cured Meats Board – $14 |Cheese Board – $14.

Deets: The Chef’s Board includes Tetilla, Manchego, Jamón Serrano, Chorizo de Cantimpalo and olives. The Cured Meats Board includes Jamón Serrano, Coppa, and Chorizo de Cantimpalo. The Cheese Board includes Tetilla, Murcia al Vino, and Manchego.

The Cellar at Duckworth’s

330 North Tryon St.

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Menu Item: Cheese & Charcuterie Board – Any 3: $15 | Any 4: $19 | Any 5: $22

Deets: The Cellar at Duckworth’s offers a mix of local and imported artisanal cheeses and a wide variety of meats to pair with them. It’s fairly dim in the Cellar (which enhances the speakeasy feel), so if you want that Instagram-worthy photo I suggest you bring a portable light with you. (Or you can grab your plate and bring it outside, I may or may not be guilty of doing this myself.)

Cheeses:

  • La Maison du Gruyère: cave-aged gruyère
  • Looking Glass Creamery: chocolate lab
  • Jasper Hill: landaff
  • Beemster: 26 month old gouda
  • Jasper Hill Creamery: bayley hazen blue
  • Milton Creamery: prairie breeze aged cheddar

Meats:

  • Wild Boar
  • Heritage Farms Hot Sopressata
  • Speck (Smoked Prosciutto)
  • Serrano Ham
  • Bresaola (Cured Beef)

Bonus: There’s a beer cellar in the back where you can select a specialty bottle to drink in-house. They also have a well-thought-out wine list, ranging from beginners’ palates to expert.

Corkscrew Wine Pub

 412 W. 5th St.

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Menu Item: Chef’s Tasting Board – $24.

Deets: This tray of deliciousness comes with assorted cured meats and cheeses that are hand-selected by the Chef. Because each board is personalized, they will vary slightly each time you order one. However, standard accompaniments include fresh fruits, toasted crostini and seasonal garnishes.

Bonus: Read our full experience over on my blog. Click here. 

Craft Growler Shop and Tasting Room

1320 S Church St.

Menu Item: Do yourself a favor and order both the Cheese & Charcuterie Boards – each costs $9.

Deets: Charcuterie is served with olives & locally baked bread, Heritage Farms Sopresatta Prosciutto. Cheese is a selection of 2 local NC cheeses served with fruit and locally baked bread.

Dilworth Tasting Room

300 East Tremont St.

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Menu Item: Custom Charcuterie Board – pricing below.

Deets: Dilworth Tasting Room opened in a former dry goods building. Jaffer Kovic (owner) has created a welcoming, European-inspired neighborhood spot with a modern twist. They are known for their small plates and a well-curated selection of wine.

Cheese and salumi options change based on local availability. Typical salumi offerings include prosciutto di parma, speck, chorizo, sopressata, bresaola; while cheeses categories range from soft and spreadable, semi soft and pliable, firm and hard. Charcuterie offerings come in four sizes and prices:

Small: 1 cheese, 1 salumi ($20)

Medium: 2 cheese, 2 salumi ($28)

Large: 3 cheese, 3 salumi ($40)

Grande: 4 cheese, 4 salumi ($50)

Bonus: There’s a nice koi pond on their outside patio where you can enjoy your small plates while being surrounded by greenery. Hello, relaxation.

Dot Dot Dot

4237 Unit B Park Rd.

Menu Item: House Cured Charcuterie Board – $26.

Deets: Chef David Quintana is the mastermind behind Dot Dot Dot’s creative culinary menu. Here you’ll get an assortment of five house-cured meats, aged a minimum of three months in their own temperature and humidity controlled charcuterie cooler.

Bonus: Enjoy one of their classic cocktails with your meal. I suggest the White Lady ($13), which is made up of combat dry gin, orange curacao, fresh lemon, sugar and egg white.

Heirloom Restaurant

8470 Bellhaven Blvd.

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Price: Cheese & Charcuterie Plate: One – $7 | Any 3 – $14 | Any 5 – $25

Deets: This farm-to-fork restaurant has a mission to be “locally sourced, globally inspired”. With a tasting menu that changes daily, Chef Clark Barlowe utilizes his relationships with local growers and purveyors to ensure that guests get to savor the best of the Carolinas.

Fresh charcuterie is served with house pickles, Lusty Monk mustard and a daily selection from NC farms and local cheese shops.

Cheeses:

  • Orrman’s Roquefort
  • Orrman’s Sottocenre
  • Assorted Farmstead Cheeses from Crackleberry Farms

Meats:

  • Sun Raised Farm lamb sopressata
  • Blue Bird Farms salami
  • House country-style pâté

The Loyalist Market

435 N Trade Street #102, Matthews

Menu Item: Cheese & Charcuterie Board – $23 (The Big Board – $48)

Deets: A cut-to-order cheese and charcuterie shop offering over 60 artisan cheeses and cured meats from the US and abroad. The Cheese & Charcuterie Board is Monger’s choice of cheese & charcuterie with pairings.

Bonus: Every Tuesday-Friday from 3-6pm is $20 Cheese & Charcuterie Boards.

Reid’s Fine Foods

Multiple Locations

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Menu Item: Chef’s weekly selection of cheeses & charcuterie: Four – $19 | Six – $22.

Deets: Served on the “After 5” menu for Reid’s Myers Park and SouthPark, the team offers cheese and charcuterie platters, also known as the Chef’s weekly selection of cheeses & charcuterie with pickled vegetables, mustard, nuts, dried fruits, honey, crostinis, and crackers.

Vivace

1100 Metropolitan Avenue, Building E, Suite 100

Menu Item: Carne & Formaggio – $16

Deets: Chef’s selection of cured meats, artisan cheeses and pickled vegetables. It also comes with herbed crostini & flatbread. 

Bonus: This restaurant houses one of my favorite patios in the city. It overlooks the Little Sugar Creek Greenway with a view of Uptown’s skyscrapers. Sit outside and grab a glass of bubbly with your plate.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. You did leave out one of the best in the city, Craft Growler Shop and Tasting Room, which has a separate cheese and meat board which are on special on Wednesday – 1/2 Price cheese plates and charcuterie 5-7 PM. Check them out along with their amazing draft selection with 36 taps! They are located at 1320 S. Church St. Suite #100 Charlotte, North Carolina.

  2. Every place listed above is in every article. Monotonous. Craft Growler Shop and The Wooden Vine have the sickest Cheese & Charcuterie. You should do us all a favor and liberate your palate so we can read something worthy of our time. We already know Amelie’s is great. Dilworth Tasting Room is overrated and the article stating the owner is a ‘Master Sommelier’ is false. A simple 5 minute search on the Court’s website can verify that. Fact checking is part of journalism. You’ll never make it to the big leagues kid (Food & wine, Bon Apetite) writing subpar articles on subpar places.

    • Isn’t this most charlotte publications? Promoting the same places over and over again. If they don’t like you or know the owner you aren’t getting on the list lol.

    • Agree and thank you — good to know I’m not the only one who notices that.

      Also, it is because most Charlotte restaurants are the same — uniformity and conformity: bland and dull, much like Charlotte.

  3. It may not be glamorous, but Craft in Southend has a nice board plus great beers (pints, growler fills and carry out) and the best staff in town. Can’t beat the value and vibe – oh and the hot pretzels – soooo good.

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