Some call it a fine delicacy — others, an everyday snack. Today is National Cheese Day. To celebrate the cheesiest holiday yet, we put together a list of charcuterie + cheese boards – all under $20 – that you have to try around Columbia.
But first, let’s start with a lil’ cheesy vocab lesson:
Charcuterie (n.) – cold cooked meats collectively
Cheese (n.) – absolute heaven
Basically – add meat + cheese to plates, finesse some fruit, bread + spreads – and you’re in the board biz.
The Gourmet Shop | $14+
What’s onboard: For the cheese tray – choose from blue, soft-ripened, goat, semi-soft, aged or featured pate served with a baguette. Charcuterie board includes prosciutto and assorted salami with accompaniments
Saluda’s | $14
What’s onboard: Salumi board pairs a Chef’s selection of cured meats with beer mustard, pickled vegetables, + grilled bread. Cheese plate includes seasonal jam, candied pecans, local honey + grilled bread.
Main St. District
Bourbon | $11+
What’s onboard: A Cajun-spin on the charcuterie board – paired with traditional accompaniments + grilled French bread. The Southern-inspired cheese board includes dried + fresh fruit, grape chutney, pink peppercorn-sorghum molasses + grilled French bread.
Hampton Street Vineyard | $15+
What’s onboard: Chef’s selection of daily meats and cheeses.
Lula Drake Wine Parlour | $15
What’s onboard: Boxcarr Creamery’s Rocket Robiola, barely-aged Mimolette + hand-shaved P’tit Basque, served with house-made jam.#ProTip: Add on a wine flight of pairings with each cheese (additional $12) and a side of their (basically) famous Iberico Ham ($9). (So worth it.)
Bone-In Barbeque | $15
What’s onboard: Chef’s choice of house-curated meats + extra accompaniments (usually including something pickled).
The War Mouth | $10
What’s onboard: A mix of artisan cheeses + crackers.
Motor Supply Co. | $14
What’s onboard: Ever-rotating board menu ft. local cheeses, jams + crostini.
Flying Saucer | $15.49
What’s onboard: Pretzels, bratwurst, sauerkraut, spicy mustard + queso.
What’s onboard: Housemade charcuterie served with pickles, mustard + grilled bread.
Tombo Grille | $13
What’s onboard: Charcuterie board includes cornichons, olives, house mustard + a baguette. Cheese plate is paired with seasonal fruit, olives + a baguette.