Build-your-own cheese and charcuterie board Toronto
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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”.
You can also shop pre-made spreads here.
And al the cheese & charcuterie board fixin’s here (crackers, spreads, etc.).
Below are a list of my favourite grocers for cheese & charcuterie essentials:
- La Salumeria (just north of Davisville on Yonge St.)
- Stock T.C. (just north of Eglinton on Yonge St.) – take a sneak peak into Stock T.C. in our article here.
- Cumbrae’s (multiple locations)
- Cheese Boutique (just west of High Park)
- Spaccio (Corktown)
- Pascale Gourmet (just north of Eglinton on Yonge St.)
- Eataly (Bay & Bloor)
Read more about some of my favourite Gourmet Grocers in Toronto here.
Pictured: Stock T.C.
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