If you’re looking to add an air of sophistication to your cocktail hour, charcuterie is the way to go. Filled edge to edge with cured meats, artisanal cheeses, pickled vegetables, sweet and savory jams and spreads, and crackers and toasted breads, these boards have become popular in the Queen City in the past year, thanks to a rise in local meat and cheese producers. The beauty is, you can completely customize the spread: Not only can you provide your own tray for a personal touch, but they’ll also tailor the variety and scale to your guest count.
Bauer Farm Kitchen, 435 Elm St., Downtown, (513) 621-8555, bauercincinnati.com
The Rhined, 1737 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 655-5938, therhined.com
Morsel & Nosh, 4183 Hamilton Ave., Northside, (513) 918-3861, morselandnosh.com
Bouquet Restaurant, 519 Main St., Covington, (859) 491-7777, bouquetrestaurant.com
Share: Cheesebar, 6105 Ridge Rd., Pleasant Ridge, (513) 351-3063, sharecheesebar.com
Panino, 1313 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-0287, findpanino.com