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Charleston is filled with art. Everywhere you look, it’s there.
From breath-taking wall murals to beautifully plated chef-prepared meals, the Holy City has it all. One of foods finest arts is the Charcuterie board. It takes skill to present different arrays of sausage, prosciutto, pates, aged cheeses, partnered with the right bread, crackers. It’s also super impressive when some of the items are made from scratch, like mustards, jams, and pickled vegetables. Let’s also not forget the most important part of a meat and cheese board: the wine.
Here are some of our favorite places to get a meat and cheese board in Charleston.
If you want some of the freshest charcuterie boards in town you have to try Edmund’s Oast. Chef Bob Cook’s distinctively dynamic menu includes in-house butchering whole hogs and curing items above the dining room for curious customers.
Known for its mouthwatering tapas, this laid-back lounger and bar is perfect for a night out with friends. Choose from an array of charcuterie boards including Barsa’s house famous Chorizo. Join them on Thursdays for Jazz nights to get the full Barsa experience.
Avondale Wine & Cheese
Only a short drive over the water from downtown Charleston, Avondale Wine & Cheese is a small gourmet grocery, wine, and cheese shop. Nestled in West Ashley, this locally owned business is home to local’s favorite charcuterie boards.
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This authentic European wine bar has over 200 cheeses and charcuterie to choose from along with a small grocery store for you to bring your favorite foods home with you. With 200-year-old brick walls and exposed beams, you’ll feel like you’re enjoying one of the freshest charcuterie boards in the heart of France.
The Lot and Wine & Company
With 6 world class kinds of cheese and 6 delectable types of meats to mix and match, the taste possibilities are endless. Pairing these personal charcuterie boards with their long list of craft beer and wine, get ready to settle into your seat for the night with endless options of flavor galore.
Slightly North of Broad
With mustards, relishes, cornichons, pâtés, and slices of cured meats, the charcuterie plate at Slightly North of Broad has everything. You won’t be let down with Chef Frank Lee as one of the culinary originators in Charleston.
Tavern & Table
If you want to venture outside of the downtown area, Shem Creek is the place to go. Nestled into the small waterfront harbor is Tavern & Table.The restaurant serves its butcher boards with red pepper jelly, stout mustard, and rustic bread alongside Lowcountry local fresh food.
The Belmont isn’t just known for its cocktail menu. Their menu is chock full of meats ranging from rustic Italian style salami to lamb prosciutto along with an impressive cheese list. Named in USA Today’s 10 best restaurants, you’ll want to clear your schedule for a dinner at The Belmont.
Visit the quaint Bin 152 restaurant in the French Quarter Hotel. Don’t let its size fool you, this is a wine bar, cheese bar, art gallery, and antique market. It is the most authentic European wine bar you’ll find in Charleston with 40 different kinds of cheese and charcuterie to offer.