Cheese plates to sample in Edmonton

Starting a meal with a cheese platter is a great way to not only satisfy your pre-meal hunger pangs, but also start a little culinary conversation with your friends. These are some of the top restaurants in town where you can do just that. Some offer up only a small variety of cheese, while some pride themselves on their cheese repertoire.

Cavern

1
2-10169 104 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1A5

This shop brings coffee, wine and cheese together in one beautiful package. The selection of local and international cheeses is fantastic – they offer between 75 and 100 different feature cheeses - and you can purchase your favourite kinds to bring home.

Wine Room

2
10525 Jasper Ave Nw, Bsmt, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Z4

Choose from two to six different cheeses of the more than three dozen varieties on hand. Cheese include soft, semi-soft, washed rind, blue veined, smoked, firm and semi-firm. But, rest easy, my friends. The Wine Room has an equally impressive wine cellar to pair with any cheeses you select.

The Bothy Wine & Whiskey Bar

3
5482 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4J8

A baguette, spreads and condiments with cheese - does it get better? At The Bothy you can mix and match charcuteries and cheeses from a great selection to suit your taste buds. Be warned: You might be here a while.

Sabor Divino

4
109-10220 103 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8

The meat and cheese platter is hefty. It’s three cheeses paired perfectly with serrano ham, smoked duck and Portuguese linguica. The selections sometimes vary seasonally, but the taste is always tops.

The Common

5
9910 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1H5

Though their bread and cheese plate is not necessarily as expansive as the others on the list, it is something to write home about. Foccacia, feta cheese and smoked grapes make up a beautiful plate. Have you ever had smoked grapes? Well, you should. And, here’s your chance to get them in town. Yum!

Bar Bricco

6
10347 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y5

Formaggi is Italian for cheese, and boy do they have a selection. Try the tasting board to get a variety to sample, or choose from the dozen or so on offer. All their cheeses are aged to perfection and served with warm bread and a condiment to enhance the flavour.

The Creperie

7
111-10220 103 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8

They offer a variety cheese plate with, well, a variety of cheeses. Blue cheese, camembert and brie are served with a side of grapes, walnuts and a salad. Perfect to share with your friends before the meal, or as a digestif afterwards.

Rosso Inc

8
8738 109 St Nw, Edmonton, AB T6G 1E9

This wood-fired pizzeria also fires up some antipasti like Nonna used to make. You can choose from the mixed cheeses (piatto di fromaggi misto), the buffalo mozzarella or the warm house-made ricotta. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

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