Find Your Perfect Cheese Plate: 25 Amazing Spreads Across the Triangle
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Find Your Perfect Cheese Plate: 25 Amazing Spreads Across the Triangle

By Lauryn Colatuno
Monday, Oct 16 2017

Put the Kraft singles down... Your guide to the Triangle's best cheese plates has arrived! Whether you're looking for the perfect nosh to pair with after-work drinks or you're on the hunt for the latest in local cheese offerings, you're sure to find something to please your cheese-lovin' palate.

Sweet dreams are made of cheese

Enjoy Exceptional Dining at 18 Seaboard at 18 Seaboard
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18 Seaboard

New menu item alert. Like you need another excuse to visit 18 Seaboard, right? They are now serving a local cheese plate as a starter on their dinner menu.

Enjoy Exceptional Dining at 18 Seaboard
$$   .  18 Seaboard   .  Raleigh
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Relish a Cocktail at Alley Twenty Six at Alley Twenty Six
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Alley Twenty Six

Adding food to the menu was the right choice for this popular cocktail lounge. Order the housemade pimento cheese, you won’t be disappointed.

Relish a Cocktail at Alley Twenty Six
$$   .  Alley Twenty Six   .  Durham
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Sip in Style at Bar Brunello at Bar Brunello
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Bar Brunello

Just over a year old now, Bar Brunello is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine and, of course, cheese. There's still time to sit under the string lights on their beautiful patio and share a plate before the weather turns. You're in for a treat!

Sip in Style at Bar Brunello
$$   .  Bar Brunello   .  Durham
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Treat Yourself to Good Drinks & Good Eats at Bar Virgile  at Bar Virgile
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Bar Virgile

You won’t feel embarrassed about the insane amount of cheese you're about to order here. The dimly lit room is the perfect space to enjoy all the cheese you want. And trust me there is plenty to choose from. This is the perfect spot for a cocktail and cheese plate before a night out at DPAC.

Treat Yourself to Good Drinks & Good Eats at Bar Virgile
$$   .  Bar Virgile   .  Durham
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Savor American Cuisine with a German Twist at Capital Club 16
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Capital Club 16

You’ll definitely get a bite of something sweet on this cheese plate—it's garnished with fresh seasonal fruit and NC honey.

Savor American Cuisine with a German Twist
$   .  Capital Club 16   .  Raleigh
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Grab a German Bite at Guglhupf at Guglhupf
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Guglhupf

They may be known for their German dishes but the cheese plate can not be ignored. The cheese selections change often but you will get the perfect combination along with spiced almonds, fruit and an assortment of bread. The perfect start to your meal.

Grab a German Bite at Guglhupf
$   .  Guglhupf   .  Durham
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Pick Your Poison at Liquid State at Liquid State
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Liquid State

Nothing goes better with a cheese plate than wine, and when the wine is half off you can enjoy it even more. Start your Saturday night out with a cheese plate and your choice of a bottle of wine.

Pick Your Poison at Liquid State
$   .  Liquid State   .  Raleigh
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Wow Your Taste Buds at Local 22 at Local 22 Kitchen And Bar
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Local 22

Just like their name implies you’ll only find local cheeses on the menu here. Bonus, you get more than just bread with your cheese, they add a Southern twist with deviled eggs.

Wow Your Taste Buds at Local 22
$$   .  Local 22 Kitchen And Bar   .  Durham
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Experience Southern Comfort Food with Elegance at Mandolin at Mandolin
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Mandolin

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just hanging with the girls for some cocktails at the bar, you’ll find your cheese plate here. Order from the dinner menu or the bar bites menu and pair your cheese with one of their signature cocktails.

Experience Southern Comfort Food with Elegance at Mandolin
$$   .  Mandolin   .  Raleigh
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Enjoy Classic Flavors at Midtown Grille at Midtown Grille
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Midtown Grille

Happy hour just got a whole lot better. The charcuterie board at Midtown Grille is half off every day between 3–5:30pm.

Enjoy Classic Flavors at Midtown Grille
$$   .  Midtown Grille   .  Raleigh
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Devour Deliciousness at Moonlight Pizza Company at Moonlight Pizza Company
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Moonlight Pizza Company

Just when you think you came for the pizza you eye that cheese plate on the menu. The selection changes daily but you can always count on a scoop of their homemade hummus to pair with your cheese and meat.

Devour Deliciousness at Moonlight Pizza Company
-   .  Moonlight Pizza Company   .  Raleigh
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Take a Bite Out of Nanasteak at Nanasteak
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Nanasteak

How do you up your cheese plate game? By adding some house cured bacon. After all this is a steak house. This cheese plate is a meal all on its own.

Take a Bite Out of Nanasteak
$$   .  Nanasteak   .  Durham
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CLOSED: Oak & Dagger Public House at Oak & Dagger Public House
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Oak & Dagger

Their fall menu is out and the cheese plate is a great addition. Nothing fancy here but they are staying true to their slogan of “elevated pub food.”

CLOSED: Oak & Dagger Public House
$$   .  Oak & Dagger Public House   .  Raleigh
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Get Cozy at Pelagic Beer & Wine at Pelagic Beer & Wine
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Pelagic Beer & Wine

When your neighborhood bottle shop starts serving cheese plates your life is complete! Pelagic is keeping it local serving a selection of cheeses from Boxcarr, Chapel Hill Creamery and Hillsborough Cheese Company. Bonus—half price cheese every Thursday!

Get Cozy at Pelagic Beer & Wine
$   .  Pelagic Beer & Wine   .  Raleigh
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Taste Local Inspiration at Piedmont at Piedmont Restaurant
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Piedmont

With a menu rotating daily this farm-to-table restaurant is full of delicious surprises. You can always count on their cheese plate featuring local cheeses from Boxcarr Handmade Cheese.

Taste Local Inspiration at Piedmont
$$   .  Piedmont Restaurant   .  Durham
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Expand Your Palate at Plates Neighborhood Kitchen at Plates Neighborhood Kitchen
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Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

If you need a go-to cheese plate on Glenwood South, look no further. You get a great selection of cheeses from around the world and they're different every visit. Sitting on the patio with a glass of wine and cheese is the perfect way to start the weekend.

Expand Your Palate at Plates Neighborhood Kitchen
$$   .  Plates Neighborhood Kitchen   .  Raleigh
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Expect the Unexpected at Royale at Royale
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Royale

Bring a group because you’re going to need some help to finish one of Royale’s seasonal cheese plates. The selection rotates, but hopefully you are lucky enough to try the housemade mozzarella.

Expect the Unexpected at Royale
$$   .  Royale   .  Raleigh
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Experience Unique Flavors at Stanbury at Stanbury
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Stanbury

Every visit to Stanbury should involve cheese. Explore cheeses from around the world accompanied with local Boulted Bread.

Experience Unique Flavors at Stanbury
$   .  Stanbury   .  Raleigh
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Pair Small Plates & Wine at Taste at Taste, Small Plates & Wine Bar
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Taste

Taste should top the list for your next ladies night out. Now with two locations that means double the cheese plates! Enjoy your cheese plate with half price bottles of wine on Monday, half price glasses on Wednesday and half off bubbles by the glass or bottle on Friday. Sounds like a flawless combo.

Pair Small Plates & Wine at Taste
$$   .  Taste, Small Plates & Wine Bar   .  Raleigh
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Experience Raleigh's First Outdoor Bar at The Station at Person Street
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The Station

Beer and cheese please. This huge cheese board is a great snack to go along with your cold brew. A generous portion of cheese and meat at the right price.

Experience Raleigh's First Outdoor Bar
$   .  The Station at Person Street   .  Raleigh
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Experience the Artistry of Vidrio at Vidrio
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Vidrio

Maybe it’s the atmosphere or the incredible selection of draft wines, but the bar at Vidrio is a great place to cozy up to enjoy a glass and some cheese. The sweet and tangy cherry marmalade makes a great accompaniment.

Experience the Artistry of Vidrio
$$   .  Vidrio   .  Raleigh
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Wine & Cocktails in an Unassuming French Bistro at Vin Rouge
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Vin Rouge

Enjoy only the best ‘fromage’ at Vin Rouge. Choose 3 to 5 cheeses the perfect addition to any French meal.

Wine & Cocktails in an Unassuming French Bistro
$$   .  Vin Rouge   .  Durham
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Have Tapas & Wine Flights at Vinos Finos y Picadas at Vinos Finos y Picadas
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Vinos Finos y Picadas

Tucked away in Lafayette Village is this gem. A perfect spot for a date night to enjoy a chef’s selection of assorted cheeses and a wine flight.

Have Tapas & Wine Flights at Vinos Finos y Picadas
-   .  Vinos Finos y Picadas   .  Raleigh
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Blend Fine Wine & Art at Vita Vite at Vita Vite Raleigh
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Vita Vite

Burrata! Believe it or not there was a time here in Raleigh where you could not find burrata on any menu. You may come to Vita Vita for the wine, but you'll stay for the cheese. Bonus, you can make your own from a great selection.

Blend Fine Wine & Art at Vita Vite
$   .  Vita Vite Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Have a Glass at Wine Authorities at Wine Authorities
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Wine Authorities

With one of the largest selections of cheeses in the Triangle this is a one-stop shop for a bottle of wine and, of course, cheese. With two locations in the Triangle in Durham and Oakwood in Raleigh, it’s the perfect place to relax on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The cheese plate selection changes weekly, so you will never get bored. There are so many additions you can add to your cheese plate it’s easy to get out of control. Definitely add some chocolate.

Have a Glass at Wine Authorities
-   .  Wine Authorities   .  Raleigh
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Find Your Perfect Cheese Plate: 25 Amazing Spreads Across the Triangle
Find Your Perfect Cheese Plate: 25 Amazing Spreads Across the Triangle