The culinary art of charcuterie has long been a part of the food culture in Europe and parts of Asia, and now it’s making a splash in the Boise food scene. But if you’re not familiar with this trend, it’s simply an arrangement of preserved meats, cheeses, and other delicacies like pickles, fruit preserves, olives, nuts or jam. Words simply can’t do it justice though, so it’s best if I just show you with a picture instead:
Image Source: Table and Thyme
There is something about a variety of deli-style meats, cheeses, and preserves that satisfies every appetite. Charcuterie boards are taking the food world by storm, and for a great reason. They’re a convenient and delicious way to please guests who like trying a variety of different appetizers. They’re visually appealing and make a great conversation piece at events and wedding receptions alike.
And when it’s time for gift-giving, charcuterie boards make great gifts for friends and family members who love great food, but are hard to shop for. With that in mind, let’s take a look at our local options close to the farm.
Boise Idaho has some great restaurants that offer charcuterie boards as either an appetizer or a full meal option for all to enjoy and share! From the traditional boards to the creative and fun menu themes, we’ve put together a list of our favorite Charcuterie boards in Boise Idaho. Let’s get started!
Savory and Sweet
Savory n Sweet is a catering service with an intimate, personal touch that specializes in grazing tables and customized boxes. With rustic vintage flair and comfortable atmosphere for any event or occasion, Savory n Sweet will make your next party perfect!
And they also do wedding catering if you’re thinking about tying the knot. Their team’s stated goal is to create not only an experience, but a glance at starting a life with someone you love. The farm to table approach at Savory and Sweet is what makes them stand out from other Boise area caterers.
Their menu, which consists of a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres, is updated seasonally to reflect the available produce in their area, as well as any specialties that come into season throughout the year. Visit their site to learn more.
Wild Plum’s Grazing Tables
Wild Plum’s Grazing Tables offer a smorgasbord of treats for your guests to snack on throughout your event. They’re perfect for the person in your life who has a sweet tooth. The typical grazing table includes artisan cheeses, house-made charcuterie, and a variety of crackers, breads and spreads.
Menu offerings include smoked Idaho sturgeon, creamy brisket, classic deviled eggs with dill, and a full spread of dessert options like the mini chocolate panna cotta, which is a gluten free option. Visit their website to learn more.
Treasure Valley Charcuterie
Paige founded Treasure Valley Charcuterie last November and has been going full throttle ever since. This Boise, Idaho-based company offers an array of handcrafted cheese boards and charcuterie platters that are themed to holidays and various events. Check out their Sunday Football board photos on their Facebook page and tell me you’re not looking forward to the next season already!
Say Cheese Boise!
Next up on our list is Say Cheese Boise. They offer a variety of charcuterie boards that are perfect for any occasion, but our favorite is the Idahome board! It’s a fun representation of our state map that features cured meats and locally made cheeses. They offer local pickup or you can shop online and have your board delivered right to you.
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Do you have a favorite charcuterie board to share? Let us know in the comments below!
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