Charming cheese boards in Calgary

Feeling a little peckish during happy hour? Nothing in the world complements that glass of wine quite as well as a chic cheese selection! Explore the world of cheese within reach of home at these restaurants offering top-notch cheese boards.

Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar Inc

909 10 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0L9

Tired of the soups and sandwiches that are typical café fare? Enjoy your next espresso (or glass of wine!) with a selection of three or five cheeses at Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar. Though most of the cheeses available here are hard cheddars, owner Andy Fennell always makes sure there’s a soft cheese on the menu. Don’t forget to order a bowl of olives, too.

Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro

113 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4

Cozy and convivial, Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro is a fixture on Stephen Avenue Walk serving contemporary Canadian small plates and a great wine selection. Its cheese list changes often, but always features a dizzying variety of local and international choices. All of the cheeses served are also available for take-home purchase.

Annabelle's Kitchen

111 8 Ave Sw, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4

In true European fashion, Blink on Stephen Avenue Walk serves a cheese list as part of its dessert menu, which features a handful of cheeses from Quebec and British Columbia served with local honeycomb from Okotoks, mead jelly, plum chutney, walnuts and crostini.

Vin Room West

3102-8561 8A Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3H 0V5

At either of Vin Room’s two locations (in Mission and in West Springs), let the chef put together a charcuterie or cheese board for you, or build your own if you prefer. Go for an all-cheese board with the small-plate restaurant’s selection of international cheeses, or add accompaniments such as sundried tomato tapenade, potato rosemary bread or even an oyster or two.

CHARCUT Roast House

101-303 Centre St SW, Calgary, AB T2G 2B9

Known more for its charcuterie, CHARCUT’s cheese selection is nothing to sniff at. Categorized simply as hard, soft, bleu and goat, you can order your cheese by the ounce with your meal, or have it wrapped up to go.

Lake House

747 Lake Bonavista Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0N2

Enjoy your glass of wine with cheese while overlooking Lake Bonavista at the Lake House. The restaurant’s cheese list features a few local cheeses, including Vital Green Farms Gouda and Fairwinds Farm goat cheese.

National on 10th

341 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A5

A beer hall is probably not the first place you would think of when it comes to cheese, but all of National’s multiple locations offers a cheese board that features a variety of hard and soft cheeses served with crackers and a house-made sweet-apple chutney.

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