It's almost impossible to resist a good cheese plate—from hard, sharp cheddars to creamy, pungent gorgonzola, there are countless flavor and texture combinations to enjoy. Here are some of our favorite cheeseboards in Austin to feed your cravings.
An intimate neighborhood spot on Burnet, Apothecary serves up a drool-worthy cheese board that features domestic and imported cheeses from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop. Pair it with some snacks and a bottle of wine from their extensive list, and you've got a romantic date night. 4800 Burnet Road, #450, 512-371-1600
If you’d rather not go the wine and cheese route, the cocktail specialists at The Townsend also serve a "Really Big" board of cheese and charcuterie. Though accompaniments vary seasonally, look for their highly addictive candied pecans. 718 Congress Ave., Ste. 100, 512-887-8778
This downtown steakhouse is known for aged beef and an increasingly popular happy hour, but when their massive cheese board arrives, it’s easy to see why Vince Young Steakhouse's offerings are notable. The board comes with a variety of accoutrements (like almonds, apples, and honey) and a rotating selection of cheese. 301 San Jacinto Blvd., 512-457-8325
Unsurprisingly, the bar at one of the most high-end restaurants in Austin also serves up a delicious, awe-worthy cheese plate. The selections rotate daily, and are served with house-made jam, honey, and house-made bread. 1204 West Lynn, 512-477-5584
Some might say that getting a cheese board with pizza is overkill, but we say there’s always room for more cheese. The selections at Bufalina are carefully curated, like the nutty Der Scharfe Maxx—a raw cow’s milk selection from Switzerland—served with jam and marcona almonds. The fresh mozzarella is also a creamy delight that will have you coming back for more. Original location: 1519 E Cesar Chavez St., 512-524-2523; Due: 6555 Burnet Road, 512-215-8662
A casual European-style eatery with locations on the east and west side of Austin, Blue Dahlia is one of the best choices for happy hour—especially when their cheese plate is $10, select wines are only $5 a glass, and the charming patio tempts. The five selections of cheese are served with olives, apples, and jam so you'll have plenty to nibble on. East location: 1115 E. 11th St., 512-542-9542; West location: 3663 BeeCaves Road, 512-306-1668