Celebrate National Cheese Day With One of These Cincinnati Cheese Boards

New cheese shops seem to be popping up in neighborhoods across Cincinnati, offering that sometimes stinky, often gooey, a little sharp or nutty, but always delicious cheese to its loving fans. Cheese boards seem to be the culinary trend of the year, as more and more restaurants — in addition to cheese shops — have begun offering the dairy platters. Who doesn't like adult lunchables? Sophisticated, yet fun and shareable, it's a no-brainer that cheese (and charcuterie boards) have stolen our hearts. For those who are lookin' for their next cheesy fix, we put together a list of some local restaurants/bars/shops that offer cheese boards across the Queen City.  
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The Rhined
1737 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
The Rhined is great for grab-and-go (there are 50ish artisan cheeses to choose from) but it does have 11 seats, including a bar and patio, and three very cute menu boards with owner/cheesemonger Stephanie Webster's signature themed cheese board options ($12). You can add charcuterie to your board if you so choose, although Webster likes to remind that The Rhined is really about the cheese. Well, the cheese and wine. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

The Rhined

1737 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
The Rhined is great for grab-and-go (there are 50ish artisan cheeses to choose from) but it does have 11 seats, including a bar and patio, and three very cute menu boards with owner/cheesemonger Stephanie Webster's signature themed cheese board options ($12). You can add charcuterie to your board if you so choose, although Webster likes to remind that The Rhined is really about the cheese. Well, the cheese and wine.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Share: Cheesebar
6105 Ridge Ave., Pleasant Ridge
At Share: Cheesebar diners can choose from an array of rotating curated cheese plates ($15-$25), or opt to add charcuterie from the shop’s selection of meats, which range from prosciutto to chorizo. Goodies like marcona almonds, olives and preserves come on the side. The majority of the plates sold are “chef’s choice,” where staffers pick the cheese samples for you. Share also offers a seasonal Fondue For Two special on Wednesday nights where guests can enjoy small bites dipped in delicious melty cheese ($20-$24). 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Share: Cheesebar

6105 Ridge Ave., Pleasant Ridge
At Share: Cheesebar diners can choose from an array of rotating curated cheese plates ($15-$25), or opt to add charcuterie from the shop’s selection of meats, which range from prosciutto to chorizo. Goodies like marcona almonds, olives and preserves come on the side. The majority of the plates sold are “chef’s choice,” where staffers pick the cheese samples for you. Share also offers a seasonal Fondue For Two special on Wednesday nights where guests can enjoy small bites dipped in delicious melty cheese ($20-$24).
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Panino
1313-1315 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Nino Loreto's handcrafted cured meats — salumi, mortadella, capicola and more — show up in a starring role on the charcuterie platters at Panino, his OTR eatery and sandwich shop. Sit at the bar and enjoy his meaty art (all sourced from the restaurant's basement curing chamber) paired with a selection of local cheeses and "appropriate accoutrement." ($14-$50)
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Panino

1313-1315 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Nino Loreto's handcrafted cured meats — salumi, mortadella, capicola and more — show up in a starring role on the charcuterie platters at Panino, his OTR eatery and sandwich shop. Sit at the bar and enjoy his meaty art (all sourced from the restaurant's basement curing chamber) paired with a selection of local cheeses and "appropriate accoutrement." ($14-$50)
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The Hamilton
4029 Hamilton Ave., Northside
Northside neighborhood wine bar The Hamilton offers "Eats and Treats," from wines by the glass and bottle to crafty cocktails and shareable snacks. The Northside Charcuterie plate features an impressively stacked array of goodies, from cheeses to cured meats and house-brined olives to babba ganouj, ciopinni onions soaked in balsamic vinegar and various pickled vegetables ($15). They also offer a vegan cheeseboard ($12).
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

The Hamilton

4029 Hamilton Ave., Northside
Northside neighborhood wine bar The Hamilton offers "Eats and Treats," from wines by the glass and bottle to crafty cocktails and shareable snacks. The Northside Charcuterie plate features an impressively stacked array of goodies, from cheeses to cured meats and house-brined olives to babba ganouj, ciopinni onions soaked in balsamic vinegar and various pickled vegetables ($15). They also offer a vegan cheeseboard ($12).
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
LouVino OTR
1142 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
LouVino’s menu is stacked with shareable plates inspired by the South and the state of Georgia, the home state of the founders, Chad and Lauren Coulter. The restaurant offers a classic charcuterie board with a rotating selection of cured meats and cheeses, toast and accompaniments for $24. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

LouVino OTR

1142 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
LouVino’s menu is stacked with shareable plates inspired by the South and the state of Georgia, the home state of the founders, Chad and Lauren Coulter. The restaurant offers a classic charcuterie board with a rotating selection of cured meats and cheeses, toast and accompaniments for $24.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Postmark
3410 Telford St., Clifton
The full-service, white-tablecloth, wine-oriented restaurant harkens back to the early days of its namesake, the beloved La Poste. Postmark offers a “farmhouse refined” style of menu with Creole and Southern influences. Their epic cheese board ($15) includes a selection of cheeses, housemade crostinis, candied nuts, dried fruit compotes and honey.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Postmark

3410 Telford St., Clifton
The full-service, white-tablecloth, wine-oriented restaurant harkens back to the early days of its namesake, the beloved La Poste. Postmark offers a “farmhouse refined” style of menu with Creole and Southern influences. Their epic cheese board ($15) includes a selection of cheeses, housemade crostinis, candied nuts, dried fruit compotes and honey.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar
519 Main St., Covington
The super seasonal Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar goes above and beyond by offering multiple ways to enjoy your meats and cheese. There's an artisan cheese plate ($16) with pistachio relish, seasonal jam and four cheeses; the charcuterie plate ($24) with four cheeses, two cured meats, house mustard and assorted pickles; and the Motherboard ($38) with four cured meats, five cheeses and a whole bunch of snackable and spreadable extras ($16-$38).
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar

519 Main St., Covington
The super seasonal Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar goes above and beyond by offering multiple ways to enjoy your meats and cheese. There's an artisan cheese plate ($16) with pistachio relish, seasonal jam and four cheeses; the charcuterie plate ($24) with four cheeses, two cured meats, house mustard and assorted pickles; and the Motherboard ($38) with four cured meats, five cheeses and a whole bunch of snackable and spreadable extras ($16-$38).
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Somm Wine Bar
3101 Price Ave., Price Hill
For those looking to have a refined, cultivated dining experience, Somm Wine Bar is the place for you. With swinging Jazz floating through the space on Fridays and the fire cracking blissfully on the patio, you can feel serene while diving into a cheesy heaven. The charcuterie comes in three different sizes, ranging from $12 to $31, with carefully selected artisan cheeses.
Photo via Facebook.com/sommwinebar

Somm Wine Bar

3101 Price Ave., Price Hill
For those looking to have a refined, cultivated dining experience, Somm Wine Bar is the place for you. With swinging Jazz floating through the space on Fridays and the fire cracking blissfully on the patio, you can feel serene while diving into a cheesy heaven. The charcuterie comes in three different sizes, ranging from $12 to $31, with carefully selected artisan cheeses.
Photo via Facebook.com/sommwinebar
Urban Stead Cheese
3036 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills
The artisan shop and small-batch manufacturer is the first urban cheese company in Cincy. The “Mother Board” ($45) features your choice of six cheeses, charcuterie, fresh fruit and house pickles. Or choose the cheese board ($18), which is your choice of three cheeses, fresh fruit, nuts and house pickles. 
Photo via Facebook.com/UrbanSteadCheese

Urban Stead Cheese

3036 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills
The artisan shop and small-batch manufacturer is the first urban cheese company in Cincy. The “Mother Board” ($45) features your choice of six cheeses, charcuterie, fresh fruit and house pickles. Or choose the cheese board ($18), which is your choice of three cheeses, fresh fruit, nuts and house pickles.
Photo via Facebook.com/UrbanSteadCheese
Liberty’s Bar & Bottle Shop
1427 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
Liberty’s offers the best of both the bar and the bottle with 20 rotating craft beers on tap and 15 wines available by the glass — including half-pours — along with 100 bottles of wine and 40 craft beers via retail. In addition to beverages, they also offer a cheese board, with ($12) or without meat ($9) which comes with crackers, and pickles and mustard.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Liberty’s Bar & Bottle Shop

1427 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
Liberty’s offers the best of both the bar and the bottle with 20 rotating craft beers on tap and 15 wines available by the glass — including half-pours — along with 100 bottles of wine and 40 craft beers via retail. In addition to beverages, they also offer a cheese board, with ($12) or without meat ($9) which comes with crackers, and pickles and mustard.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger