If there’s one food favorite in the St. Augustine Social office, it’s a well-rounded charcuterie board. It may seem like a dish that doesn’t need a lot of culinary expertise, but there’s something to be said for the ability to pair ingredients that will work well together as well as on their own. Lucky for charcuterie fans everywhere, St. Augustine is a hub for boards of all kinds and flavors. Whether you’re looking for some heat or something sweet, local delights or more exotic fare, these local restaurants will take care of your culinary needs.
Charcuterie & Cheese Board
With a vast array of meats and cheeses that change with the seasons, the board at Prohibition Kitchen is one you can keep going back to try. Share it with the table or keep it to yourself (this is the kind of dish that we wouldn’t blame you for being selfish with).
Michael’s Tasting Room
Now this is charcuterie on a gourmet level! With Michael’s signature Spanish flair, choose from smaller plates of Foie Gras or cheeses garnished with various nuts and sauces or the larger board with a little bit of everything.
Raintree Charcuterie Board
Piled high with goat cheese from Spain, meats cured in-house, citrus olives, and a French baguette, this is a can’t-miss stop on your charcuterie tour. And the plate comes in both a 1-3 serving size and a 4-6, so you can adjust your appetite accordingly.
A little spicy, a little smoky, a little tangy, a little something for everyone! This charcuterie board features chorizo and serrano ham with some heat, Cambozola Bleu and Manchego Olives, Lingonberry, and a baguette.
Company’s Coming! & The Cheese Board
If you’re searching for charcuterie at The Floridian, you have a couple of options. Company’s Coming! is a deliciously Southern spread of pimento cheese, housemade pickled vegetables with fried green tomatoes or fried pickles, and toasted bread. The Cheese Board features a selection of Sweetgrass Dairy and Cypress Point cheeses served alongside toasted baguette, seasonal fruit, apple butter, candied pecans, and Florida honey.
Terra & Acqua
If you’re searching for a variety of boards, your search is over. With nine options for antipasti both of the land and sea, Terra & Acqua lives up to its reputation of traditional Italian culinary genius. Forget just an introduction to your meal, these antipasti deserves the spotlight and center stage.
Ice Plant Bar
Sample the best of local cheeses that change with the seasons and have been expertly paired with accoutrements and a fresh baguette. And while we’re talking expertise, Ice Plant’s housemade pimento cheese deserves a board of its own.
Boar’s Head Bistro Meat & Cheese Platter
San Sebastian Winery
Take your pick of hard salami, pepperoni, Biano D’Oro Salami, and Piccolo Prosciutto, alongside a fine selection of gourmet cheeses served with an assortment of olives, whole grain mustard, and a crispy baguette or just the plain gourmet cheese version. You can’t go wrong with either.
Cap’s on the Water
Let’s talk extra-aged Gouda, Buratta cheese, house smoked salmon, Marcona almonds, fruit, Romaine wedges, artisan bread slices…our mouths are watering already. Take your taste buds on a more nautical journey than most charcuterie with this board from the experts.
A veritable smorgasbord of delicious Southern delights, the charcuterie board at Preserved features housemade pâté, okra, onions, pickles, mustards, cured meats, jam, and a variety of cheeses. And of course, artisan bread as an accoutrement.
Did we miss your favorite board? Let us know where you nosh on charcuterie in the comments below.
Featured image of Michael’s Tasting Room by Leonard Blush