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The Best Dallas-Fort Worth Destinations for Charcuterie Boards

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As temps lower, fall colors come into focus and the smell of firewood wafts out onto the streets, consider the humble charcuterie board: the ultimate communal food, beautiful in presentation, effortless in assembly yet often requiring days, weeks or even months of preparation.

In that way, charcuterie is a bit of an enigma, wrapped in a pork casing, served with marcona almonds, imported mustard and house-pickled cucumbers. Here’s where to get your board on.

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Abacus’ serving board itself is made of hickory, crafted by an Abacus manager. It comes topped with all house-cured meats including beef salami, spicy coppa, duck prosciutto, and a smoked beef short rib rillette. Accompaniments include house-made focaccia bread, plus pickles, peppers, and jam from Gopher Knoll Farms.

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At Americano inside The Joule hotel, choose from two charcuterie boards. One features house-cured meats, giardiniera, mustard, and grissini, while the other adds cheese to a simple platter of cured meats.

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Farm to fire is a serious practice at Asador, which sits unassumingly inside the Renaissance Hotel. Chef Brad Phillips runs a strong charcuterie program, and the creativity and workmanship that goes into all the house-made accoutrements is stunning.

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Blind Butcher

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Essentially the first spot that comes to mind when charcuterie boards come up in conversation, the Blind Butcher on Lower Greenville has everything that’s needed for a charc-y evening out. Boards of all kinds are on the menu there, with everything produced in-house.

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Uptown’s pretty little house of cocktails serves up its board stacked with charcuterie imported from France, seasonal cheeses, black mission figs, Spanish chorizo, Texas honey, cornichon, and dijon along with toasted crostini.

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CBD Provisions

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At CBD Provisions inside The Joule hotel downtown, “the board” includes cheese, charcuterie, house cultured butter and pickles.

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CiboDivino

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Charcuterie with cheese, charcuterie with wine, charcuterie with espresso, charcuterie with pasta… it’s all available at Sylvan Thirty’s CiboDivino. Chef Daniele Puleo has a hand in making everything in the shop, from smoked fish and turkeys, to hand-made pasta and of course, the charcuterie.

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Clay Pigeon Food & Drink

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Fort Worth’s Clay Pidgeon offers a rotating, chef-selected meat-and-cheese board worthy of attention.

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Eno's Pizza Tavern

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At Eno’s in Bishop Arts, charcuterie seekers will discover a variety of cheeses and artisanal cured meats from Lockhart Smokehouse, plus grapes, lemon pepper crackers, Calabrese peppers, and house-made jam.

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The Sausage Board at Idle Rye is served with house-cured pork belly topped with sweet tomato jam, Mexican chorizo, kielbasa, pickled red onions, pickled fennel, bread and butter pickles, coriander black pepper mustard, dijonnaise, and a grilled baguette. Is that all?

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For some of the best charcuterie in the city, head to Bishop Arts’ Lucia. Currently, the salumi misti includes a tasting of house-made cured meats like red wine and juniper salame and fiocco, sujuk, rabbit/olive terrine, lonza, ‘nduja and lardo. Protip: add a foie gras-stuffed prune for $1.

Sassetta

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The beauty of Sassetta can only be improved by an order of salumi, mozzarella, giardiniera and sourdough.

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Scardello

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The cheese shop in Oaklawn offers a make-your-own cheese and charcuterie plate that you can craft with the help of the shop’s experts in everything cheese.

Scardello

Tupelo Honey

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The newest charc on the block, Tupelo Honey features a DIY-style where guests can choose their own meats and cheeses. Or they can order the Southern Charcuterie Board, with ham prosciutto and lardo, lamb rillette, cajun alligator and pork sausage, cheese, pickled vegetables and hand-cut potato chips.

Tupelo Honey

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Abacus

Abacus’ serving board itself is made of hickory, crafted by an Abacus manager. It comes topped with all house-cured meats including beef salami, spicy coppa, duck prosciutto, and a smoked beef short rib rillette. Accompaniments include house-made focaccia bread, plus pickles, peppers, and jam from Gopher Knoll Farms.

Abacus/Facebook

Americano

At Americano inside The Joule hotel, choose from two charcuterie boards. One features house-cured meats, giardiniera, mustard, and grissini, while the other adds cheese to a simple platter of cured meats.

Americano/Instagram

Asador

Farm to fire is a serious practice at Asador, which sits unassumingly inside the Renaissance Hotel. Chef Brad Phillips runs a strong charcuterie program, and the creativity and workmanship that goes into all the house-made accoutrements is stunning.

Courtesy of Asador

Blind Butcher

Essentially the first spot that comes to mind when charcuterie boards come up in conversation, the Blind Butcher on Lower Greenville has everything that’s needed for a charc-y evening out. Boards of all kinds are on the menu there, with everything produced in-house.

Blind Butcher/Facebook

Bowen House

Uptown’s pretty little house of cocktails serves up its board stacked with charcuterie imported from France, seasonal cheeses, black mission figs, Spanish chorizo, Texas honey, cornichon, and dijon along with toasted crostini.

Bowen House

CBD Provisions

At CBD Provisions inside The Joule hotel downtown, “the board” includes cheese, charcuterie, house cultured butter and pickles.

CBD Provisions/Instagram

CiboDivino

Charcuterie with cheese, charcuterie with wine, charcuterie with espresso, charcuterie with pasta… it’s all available at Sylvan Thirty’s CiboDivino. Chef Daniele Puleo has a hand in making everything in the shop, from smoked fish and turkeys, to hand-made pasta and of course, the charcuterie.

Kathy Tran for Cibodivino

Clay Pigeon Food & Drink

Fort Worth’s Clay Pidgeon offers a rotating, chef-selected meat-and-cheese board worthy of attention.

Clay Pigeon Food and Drink/Facebook

Eno's Pizza Tavern

At Eno’s in Bishop Arts, charcuterie seekers will discover a variety of cheeses and artisanal cured meats from Lockhart Smokehouse, plus grapes, lemon pepper crackers, Calabrese peppers, and house-made jam.

Eno’s/Facebook

IdleRye

The Sausage Board at Idle Rye is served with house-cured pork belly topped with sweet tomato jam, Mexican chorizo, kielbasa, pickled red onions, pickled fennel, bread and butter pickles, coriander black pepper mustard, dijonnaise, and a grilled baguette. Is that all?

IdyleRye/Facebook

Lucia

For some of the best charcuterie in the city, head to Bishop Arts’ Lucia. Currently, the salumi misti includes a tasting of house-made cured meats like red wine and juniper salame and fiocco, sujuk, rabbit/olive terrine, lonza, ‘nduja and lardo. Protip: add a foie gras-stuffed prune for $1.

Sassetta

The beauty of Sassetta can only be improved by an order of salumi, mozzarella, giardiniera and sourdough.

Sassetta/Facebook

Scardello

The cheese shop in Oaklawn offers a make-your-own cheese and charcuterie plate that you can craft with the help of the shop’s experts in everything cheese.

Scardello

Tupelo Honey

The newest charc on the block, Tupelo Honey features a DIY-style where guests can choose their own meats and cheeses. Or they can order the Southern Charcuterie Board, with ham prosciutto and lardo, lamb rillette, cajun alligator and pork sausage, cheese, pickled vegetables and hand-cut potato chips.

Tupelo Honey

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