10+ places in Birmingham to get cheese and charcuterie boards, including Chez Fonfon

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Birmingham, Whole Foods Market, charcuterie, cheese boards, food
Charcuterie bliss. Photo via Whole Foods Market

From nuts and fruit to specialty cheeses and meats, cheese and charcuterie boards add a gourmet touch when entertaining or dining out. Here are some of the top places where you can find them in Birmingham.

Busy Corner Cheese & Provisions

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Charcuterie Board. Photo via Busy Corner Cheese & Provisions

For the highest-quality cheese and grocery items, the best place to go is a cut-to-order cheese shop. In Birmingham, this shop is Busy Corner Cheese & Provisions.

To create your own personal cheeseboard, select three cheeses and they will be expertly paired with bread and appropriate sides that perfectly compliment your choices, such as fig jams, pickled veggies, olives, etc.

Price starts at $13.

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Charcuterie Board. Photo via Busy Corner Cheese & Provisions

Address: The Pizitz Food Hall. 1821 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Contact: 205.730.1886
Hours: Mon.-Sat.–11AM-8PM; Sun.–11AM-6PM

Whole Foods Market

Want to order a charcuterie board you can take home and serve at your next shindig? Places like Whole Foods Market offer a variety of boards to choose from. Here are a few:

  • European Masters Cheeseboard ($69.99)
  • Simply Elegant Cheese Platter ($19.99+)
  • Vegetarian Antipasto Platter ($49.99+)

Whole Foods Market also sells all the must-have items to create your very own charcuterie or cheese board. So get shopping!

Photo via Whole Foods Market on Facebook

Address: 3100 Cahaba Village Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35243
Contact:
205.912.8400
Hours: Daily, 7AM-10PM

Freddy’s Wine Bar

Cheers to cheese! Photo via Freddy’s Wine Bar

Situated on Highland Avenue on the first floor of Highland Towers, you’ll find Freddy’s Wine Bar. By its continuous rave reviews, it’s the ideal spot for wine and small bites in a cozy, neighborhood setting.

The charcuterie boards at Freddy’s change regularly, but if you visit right now you can enjoy:

  • Prosciutto and Tallegio (small board)
  • Spanish Chorizo and Iberico (medium board)
  • Duck Rilletes and Tomme de Savoie (large board)
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Charcuterie board. Photo via Freddy’s Wine Bar

Address: 2251 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Contact: 205.521.7230
Hours: Mon.-Thurs.–4-10PM; Fri-Sat.–4-11PM; Sat. Brunch–11AM-3PM
Price: Small–$9; Medium–$17; Large–$24

Satterfield’s Restaurant

Nestled in charming Cahaba Heights, you’ll find Satterfield’s Restaurant—a chic white-tablecloth space featuring American eats with a Southern spin. They also offer a scrumptious Artisan cheese board that boasts hand-crafted selections and house-made accompaniments.

For $15, you’ll get an artfully displayed board that comes with:

  • Tetilla Zamorano
  • Canade Cabra
  • Great Hill Blue with candied pecans
  • Pear
  • Red Pear Membrillo
  • Toast
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Artisan Cheese Board. Photo via Satterfield’s Restaurant

Address: 3161 Cahaba Heights Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243
Contact: 205.969.9690
Hours: Mon.-Thurs.–5:30-9PM; Fri.-Sat.–5:30-10PM

MAFIAoZA’s

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Bite-size charcuterie board samples. Photo via Mafiaoza’s

Step over pizza, the build your own antipasto platter at Mafiaoza’s is what’s in our sights. Here are the details of each platter offered:

Piccolo Morsi (“small bites”)—Choose 5 for $15

  • White Bean Hummus
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano Spread
  • Goat Cheese with Peppers
  • Tomato Relish
  • Special Piccolo

Carne (“meats”)—Choose 9 for $25

  • Salame Toscano with Black Pepper
  • Bussetto with Herbs
  • Spanish Chorizo
  • Bresaola
  • Special Carne

Formaggi (“cheese”)—Choose Everything for $45

  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Prima Donna Gouda
  • Red Dragon
  • Drunken Goat
  • Rogue River Smokey Bleu
  • Special Formaggi
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Cheers to cheese and charcuterie boards. Photo via MAFIAoZA’s

Address: 2 Dexter Ave, Birmingham, AL 35213
Contact: 205.414.7878
Hours:
Tues.–5-11PM; Wed.-Thurs.–5-10PM; Fri.-Sat.–11AM-11PM; Sun.–11AM-10PM

Bettola

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A pretty charcuterie plate. Photo via Betolla.

Betolla may be best known for its amazing wood-fired pizzas and homemade pastas, but their cheese and charcuterie boards are also a popular choice.

Boards include a range of choices such as:

  • Roasted eggplant
  • Sweet peppers in olive oil
  • Artichoke puree
  • Blood orange marmalade

Choose any combo of three meats or cheese with two condiments for $12, or pick five with four condiments for $18.

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Betolla charcuterie board. Photo via Betolla

Address: 2901 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Contact: 205.731.6499
Hours: Mon.-Thurs.–11AM-2PM, 5:30-9PM; Fri.–11AM-2PM, 5:30-10PM; Sat.–5:30-10PM

The Wine Loft

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Cheese and wine. The perfect pair. Photo via The Wine Loft

The Wine Loft, located in downtown Birmingham, is a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy a glass of wine. And what pairs perfectly with wine? Cheese, of course!

For $13, order The Wine Loft’s charcuterie board that is beautifully decorated with:

  • Artisan deli meats and sausages
  • Warm bread
  • Kalamata olives
  • Caper berries
  • Cornichons
  • Whole grain mustard

Address: 2200 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Contact: 205.323.8228
Hours: Tues.-Thurs.–5-10PM; Fri.-Sat.–5PM-Midnight

Chez Fonfon

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Fruits, veggies, cheese and more. Photo via Chez Fonfon on Facebook

Considering French are known for their delicious cheeses, it’s not surprise that Chez Fonfon—Birmingham’s premier French cafe—offers a cheese board. It’s also not surprising that it’s tasty.

Here’s what it features:

  • Ossau Iraty
  • Bleu d’Auvergne
  • Sequatchie Cove Dancing Fern
  • Aged Comte
  • Capriole Wabash Cannonball
  • Beemster 18 month
  • Jasper Hill Cabot Cloth Bound Cheddar

Taste three for $14.

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A delicious display. Photo via Chez Fonfon

Address: 2007 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Contact:
205.939.3221
Hours:Tues.-Thurs.–11AM-10PM; Fri.–11AM-10:30PM; Sat.–4:30-10:30PM

Back Forty Beer Company

You may know Back Forty Beer Company for its brews and chill atmosphere, but did you know they also serve charcuterie and cheese boards?

Try the charcuterie board featuring beer mustard and pickles or the southern cheese board with seasonal jam and almonds—$14 each.

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Photo via Back Forty Beer Company

Address: 3201 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35222
Contact: 205.407.8025
Hours: Mon.-Wed.–3-9PM; Thurs.–11AM-10PM; Fri.-Sat.–11AM-11PM; Sun.–11AM-9PM

Paper Doll Bar

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What’s your favorite craft cocktails.Photo via Paper Doll Bar

Formerly Tavern on 1st, Paper Doll Bar reopened in December 2018 with a brand new look—and Birmingham’s movers and shakers are loving it! Along with its eclectic decor, comfortable seating and delicious craft cocktails, the bar also offers a charcuterie board that is worth every nibble. It includes:

  • A trio of assorted hard and soft cheeses
  • A trio of cured Italian meats
  • Whole grain mustard
  • French Jam
  • Marcona almonds
  • Table Water Crackers
  • Cornichons
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Delish! Photo via Paper Doll Bar

Address: 2320 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Contact: 205.283.6391
Hours: Mon., Sat.–4PM-12AM; Tues.-Fri.–4PM-2AM

Vino and Gallery Bar

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Artisanal cheese board. Photo via Vino and Gallery Bar

I’m totally swooning over this gorgeous cheese board from Vino and Gallery Bar in Mountain Brook. Have you ever seen such a gorgeous and charming appetizer before?

For just $12, this Artisanal Cheese Platter is beautifully adorned with:

  • Le Gruyere
  • Dutch Gouda Baked Brie
  • Havarti
  • Edam
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Beautiful and delicious. Photo via Vino and Gallery Bar

Address: 1930 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Contact: 205.870.8404
Hours: Mon.-Thurs.–4-9PM; Fri.-Sat.–4-10PM

Who else in Birmingham serves a tasty charcuterie or cheese board?