Build-your-own cheese and charcuterie board Toronto

Apr 11, 2021 | Drinks, Explore, Explore Toronto, Food

I fondly recall childhood family gatherings with cheese & charcuterie boards anchoring the room. Pre-pandemic I was spoiled almost every Sunday at my boyfriends parents with a pre-dinner cheese & charcuterie board. There are few foods I enjoy as much as cheese (and you all know by now how much I love food), and nothing makes a Sunday afternoon better than a great cheese & charcuterie spread.
 
In addition to Toronto’s great grocers, you can now purchase meats and cheeses from several Toronto restaurants & bars. See below for some great options to stock up on all the goods needed to make your own cheese & charcuterie spread.
 

A little bit of terminology for those who need it: I always thought charcuterie meant a cheese & meat spread, but over the last few years I learned that “charcuterie” is only referencing the meat. Therefore, if you are looking for a full spread, you’ll want a cheese & charcuterie board.

 
 

Restaurants & Bars

Midfield Wine Bar Cheese

Midfield Wine Bar

This Dundas West wine bar offers a small selection of carefully curated meats & cheeses. They’re goodies are available for pickup or delivery, alongside an excellent selection of wines and a handful of housemade products.

Pictured (photo courtesy of Midfield Wine Bar): Riopelle de l’isle, a triple cream cows milk cheese from QC. 

Shop here.

 

Bar Volo Toronto

Bar Volo

One of my favourite bottle shops & bars, tucked on a brick lined street in downtown Toronto, Bar Volo has an excellent selection of meats, cheeses and beverages. They also have a full kitchen and have other snack on offer.

Pictured (photo courtesy of Bar Volo): Soppressata Salami, from Italy. Soppressata is possibly one of my favourite meats. I love it on a cheese board or pizza & encourage you to try it if you like a bit of spice!

Shop here.

 

Avling Charcuterie Spread Toronto

Avling

Avling Brewery is arguably one of Toronto’s most stunning breweries. While you may not be able to enjoy their indoor space, you can still order their beers to enjoy at home. On top of that, they have a pre-prepped charcuterie spread, which comes with four different meats, chutney, crackers and more!

Pictured (photo courtesy of Avling): Avling Charcuterie At Home Box

Note: they also have charcuterie options available, without the spreads.

Shop here.

 

Cote de Boeuf Toronto

Côte de Boeuf

Côte de Boeuf is an Ossington hotspot home to a breadth of cheese & charcuterie options with products hailing from Ontario all the way to France and beyond.

Pictured (photo courtesy of Côte de Boeuf): Smoked Gouda – a farmstead Gouda with hints of butterscotch and caramel from Mountainoak, Ontario.

Shop here.

 

Henrietta Lane Whiskey Cheddar

Henrietta Lane

Pre-pandemic, Henriette Lane operated as a cafê and cocktail shop. It’s the place that I enjoyed my favourite scone ever, on a rainy day in the city. While I’m looking forward to returning, they’ve been creative in their offerings during the pandemic – from holiday beer advent calendars to creating one of the most impressive restaurant-turned-grocer offerings that I’ve seen in Toronto. 

Pictured (photo courtesy of Henrietta Lane): Whiskey Cheddar: “Infused with the robust flavor of whiskey, Kerrygold’s rich and creamy Aged Cheddar has unique undertones of the smooth, woody and nutty taste of pure Irish Whiskey”.

Shop here.

You can also shop pre-made spreads here.

And al the cheese & charcuterie board fixin’s here (crackers, spreads, etc.).

 

Grocers

Stock T.C. Cheese

Below are a list of my favourite grocers for cheese & charcuterie essentials:

Read more about some of my favourite Gourmet Grocers in Toronto here.

Pictured: Stock T.C.

 

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