Meat and Cheese Boards to Start Your Meal Right in Seattle

Charcuterie at Heartwood Provisions. Photo source.

Charcuterie takes all the best parts of snack time -- savory meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, and spreads -- and elevates them into an artful appetizer. Whet your appetite with these Seattle-made meat and cheese board picks.

Cure | 1641 Nagle Pl | 206-568-5475

Because the noble meat and cheese board is Cure’s pièce de résistance, you’ll find no shortage of options to cure your charcuterie cravings. Hand select any combination of imported and domestic meats and cheeses, splurge on a specialty meat served with fresh baguette, pair with a variety of sweet or savory complements, or choose a featured plate (standout meat and cheese options include the Chorizo Plate with Spanish goat cheese and dijon, the Prosciutto Plate with Piave cheese and tomato jam, and the Coppa Plate with Pecorino Mugellano, whole grain mustard, and cornichons).

Heartwood Provisions | 1103 1st Ave | 206-582-3505

Whether you’re starting your main course with some fine charcuterie or are simply looking for a small bite with your cocktail at the bar, the offerings at Heartwood Provisions are on par with its rustic yet refined theme. The House Plate features an impressive lineup of Serrano ham, dry-cured sausages, nduja, duck liver pate, sherry golden raisins, whole grain mustard, assorted pickles, and bread, while the Jamon Iberico de Bellota plate features acorn-fed, dry-cured ham with bread and olive oil. Alternatively, ask your server for the chef’s cheese selection, which rotates each day.

Tin Lizzie Lounge | 600 Queen Anne Ave N | ​206-282-7407

The living’s easy  at Tin Lizzie Lounge when you sit back with a chef’s choice cheese trio and charcuterie board and a handcrafted cocktail. Nibble on a spread of locally cured meats, cheeses, seasonal fruit, sweet and savory accompaniments, and warm baguette slices. Ah -- nothing quite like a speakeasy-style happy hour.

Virginia Inn | 1937 1st Ave | 206-728-1937

Need a charcuterie break after a busy afternoon at Pike Place Market? Stroll down the block to this downtown joint serving up a mean sampling of domestic and imported meats with homemade accompaniments, or a cheese plate featuring three artisanal cheese and local Macrina Bakery baguette. Available at lunch, dinner, or during daily happy hour from 4-6 p.m.