Charcuterie platters are all the rage right now, and while many create their own DIY spreads, our little culinary city offers a wide variety of options for those craving this savory treat. We’ve put together a quick list of some local favorites, so let’s get snacky.
Oh, and if you’re looking to make your own charcuterie board, pick your board, table or plate, (unless you’re making the new craze, jarcuterie) and grab your favorite cheeses + meats from South Slope Cheese Co. and the Chop Shop Butchery. Personally, I love grabbing a loaf of Earth Fare’s fresh sourdough bread, cutting into thin slices + toasting lighty to go with the board, but crackers are also a solid add to any spread. Add olives, fresh fruit, Lusty Monk Mustard, nuts, chocolates, some Imladris Farm jam, and voila – you’ve got your very own charcuterie board. Now keep on scrolling to get some inspiration for your own creations.
Asheville Charcuterie Co., Online
Recently open for orders, Asheville Charcuterie Co. crafts charcuterie boxes filled with seasonal meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, cookies + more with an artisanal flare.
The chef-curated spread offerings rotate, but crispy grilled ciabatta, white miso mustard + pickles will always be included. Please note: Avenue M is currently closed and will reopen March 9.
Board + Bread, Online
Black- + queer-owned, Board + Bread serves Western Carolina University, Asheville, and the surrounding WNC area. You can find your typical meats + cheeses, along with fun add ons like hard boiled eggs.
This charcuterie board was recommended to us by dozens of readers; have you had it yet? They’ve created a beautiful spread with a variety of savory + sweet tastes. ProTip: The menu changes weekly, so be sure to order it when you see it offered.
Lunchables for adults? Chestnut isn’t wrong about this. Their spread includes three cheeses, three meats, local greens, a City Bakery multigrain baguette, seasonal jam, Lusty Monk mustard + pickled crudite.
This board features spotted trotter salami, pork terrine, local cheeses, house ferments, pickles, crostini + mustard. Committed to using all parts of the animal with snout-to-tail butchery, nothing goes to waste here. Get it to-go or check out Forestry Camp’s lovely outdoor dining space.
Gather ‘Round, Online
Kennedy and Ashley are full time teachers + part time foodies, aiming to bring people together over food. Their handmade boards range from $15-$125 depending on size, making it easy to get snacky.
The charcuterie boards from La Bodega feature beloved Spanish meats such as cinco jotas cured Ibérico pork, cheeses, nuts, fruit preserves + more. Order these online + swing by to pick them up.
South Slope Cheese Co. is a one stop shop full of options for various cheeses + meats. They also offer wine + charcuterie box pairings recommended for one to two people. Don’t worry, if you’re not a wine lover, they have a pub box recommended for brew lovers.
Sovereign’s board features local cheese, pimento + chorizo. We suggest checking in often with their seasonally updated menu to catch different styles + tastes.
Whether you want a full charcuterie or just a cheese board, The Admiral has you covered. Their charcuterie features duck liver mousse, chorizo, pastrami, cornichons, + pear mostarda with grilled bread. Add the cheese board to the mix + you’ve got Beemster Gouda, Boxcar Campo, jam, nuts, and crostini.
The Chop Shop is known for its high quality cuts + butchery offerings. Their pre-built charcuterie boards feature both imported + house made meats. Their mixed charcuterie packs vary in meat offerings but usually hold Prosciutto di Parma, American Pig Lomo + house pepperoni. Fun upgrades include mustards, pickles + accoutrements.
Twisted Laurel has a focaccia bread paired with whipped ricotta, arrabiata sauce, orange fennel marmalade + a selection of cured meats from the chef. The starter is featured at their downtown Asheville location.
Grab one of Urban Orchard’s hard ciders + pair it with their charcuterie board. Their two cheese + meat options are only available at their West Asheville location. On Thursdays, you can find their Local’s Board, which includes two ciders or local beers paired with one charcuterie item, one cheese item + one dessert item.
Open Friday 3-9pm and Saturday 1-9pm, this pop up features cheese + charcuterie boards where everything on the board is made in-house (or locally).
Wild Bite, Online
Looking for a mini bite, lovers’ bite or something larger? Wild Bite is offering decadent to-go charcuterie boxes with various mixtures of meats, cheeses + accoutrements depending on the box choice. If you’re looking for pretty + tasty, these boxes are it.
Digging these lunchable for adults, ahem, charcuterie options? Try one out, snap a pic + tag @AVLtoday so we too can bask in the beautiful array of meats + cheeses.