Cover photo courtesy Charcutie of NOLA
Fall is here, and now that the weather is finally getting a little bit cooler, we’re going to be spending more time outside. That means charcuterie! These magic plates of meat, cheese, fruit, bread, and sweet treats are the perfect way to enjoy a cool, fall day, or impress the guests at your next friendly gathering. There are a lot of charcuterie options in town, so to make it easier I narrowed it all down to the Top 5-04 charcuterie boards you should try!
St. James Cheese Company
St. James Cheese Company is one of the tastiest places in town to get a charcuterie board. Ordering on their website is easy; let them know what type of meats and cheese you’re into, and the team will handcraft a board that will perfectly fit your tastes. Selections change daily, so you don’t have to feel bad about treating yourself regularly. You can also choose an all-meat board or an all-cheese board if you so choose.
Price: $15- $33
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Not only does owner Elizabeth Choto craft delicious charcuterie boards packed with meat, cheese, bread, fruit, and more, but her creations are gorgeous. They would not only make an amazing treat for yourself, but they are beautiful enough to give as a gift. Grazedat’s boards also come in platter form, or you can get it all packed in a delicious box. If you’re having a party, one or two-foot boards are also an option.
Price: $9- $175 (party boards)
Marissa Marquez is going to get your mouth watering with her tasty charcuterie boards at Charcutie of NOLA. Charcutie’s gorgeous boards are perfect, whether you’re planning a simple date night or you’re having a party. You can even order a “Charcutie Cup” if you want a cup of tasty goodies all to yourself. The boards here are packed to the brim with meat, cheese, fruit, and much more that are sure to satisfy your cravings.
Price: $5- $90
GRAZE + friends
GRAZE + friends takes their charcuterie seriously while keeping it fun. These boards are made with the Chef’s choice of 6 to 7 award-winning cheeses and 5 premium cured meats. They also include dried and fresh seasonal fruits, gourmet spreads, pickles, premier nuts, olives, and artisanal crackers. You have the option of having your charcuterie served in a box, a signature wood board, a modern white-board, and they even do huge spreads for parties and events!
Price: $20- $350+
Bougie Boards’ website says that they can make your party board dreams come true and I believe them. Not only are these charcuterie boards filled with meat and cheese, but they have some sweet selections like chocolate-covered pretzels and macaroons. If fancy cheese is more your thing, Bougie Boards has you covered in that department with choices such as brie, manchego, praline goat, and aged cheddar. You can even contact them and have them customize a board just for you!
Price: $15- $120