There is nothing quite like a perfectly curated cheese plate. Pairing that plate with a delicious glass of wine? Simply divine! Los Angeles has no shortage of drool-worthy cheese boards and charcuterie plates, so skip out of work early and head to happy hour. If you’re hungry but not sure where to go, celebrate this year’s National Wine and Cheese Day at one of these LA restaurants.
The Wheel House
Choose from three cheese board options at Culver City local favorite The Wheel House. Cheese novices can opt to have selections made for them by the knowledgable staff or select their own. The venue is small but offers a back patio for al fresco dining.
Miracle Mile – The Grove
DIY cheese board-ers will appreciate The Grove’s gourmet french market and restaurant Monsier Marcel. Browse the shelves to create your own charcuterie plate from their selection of wines, cheeses, spices, and chocolates. One this little shop becomes a staple in your food prep routine (and it will!), you can also venture to their other locations around town.
Italian wine and cheese? Molto bene! Westfield Century City’s Eataly is a new hot spot in Los Angeles. This market style eatery offers all types of Italian cuisine – and of course that includes aisles and aisles of wine and cheese.
Snack on cured meats and sip wine from a solid wine list at Chi Spacca. Italian food lovers may also be interested in taking their mozzarella making class.
AOC takes their charcuterie boards seriously. Order the type of cheese, amount of cheese, and any extras that you want – they are customizable.
Vegan cheese lovers shouldn’t have to miss out on National Wine and Cheese Day. Hailed as some of the best vegan cheese in LA, Vromage offers nut and seed-based bites that even carnivores will love.
Let’s jump from Italy to France with Miracle Mile’s Republique. Charlie Chaplain built the space in 1928 and was transformed into a restaurant in 1989. Today, Republique is a major brunch location with Instagram-worthy design. They offer an impressive wine list and even an entire cheese board section on their menu!
Mirabelle Wine Bar
Mix and match your own charcuterie plate at Burbank’s Mirabelle Wine Bar. There’s a great mixture of hard and soft cheese from cows, sheep, and goats. What a great way to expand your cheese palate!
LA local favorite Mignon is known for their wine and cheese pairings. Just a warning – if you stop by for a happy hour cheese plate, you might just wind up staying for dinner!
This intimate restaurant is perfect for a romantic beachside retreat. With ingredients imported from Spain, Manchego offers a very affordable Spanish cheese & cured meat board that you can pair with their selection of wines.
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