Charcuterie boards have become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. These tasty spreads typically feature an assortment of cured meats, cheeses, and accompaniments. They’re customizable so it’s easy to have a little something for everyone. Plus they taste amazing – the combination of salty, savoury meats with creamy, tangy cheese is simply irresistible!
Thanks to access to great local ingredients, Kelowna’s charcuterie selection is top tier. Read on for some of the city’s best spots for sit-in, takeaway, or DIY boards.
What’s better than meeting friends for a glass of wine or delicious cocktail and ordering a charcuterie board to share? Here are some of our favourite sit-down spots.
A little further out of town but well worth the drive is Upside Cider. In addition to their delicious pizza menu, Upside offers three sizes of charcuterie boards to choose from as well as a vegan option. Their boards include a premium selection of meats, cheese, pickled vegetables, seasonal fruit, organic jellies and crackers. Pair this with one of their renowned ciders (we highly recommend the Sweetheart Cherry) and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
2555 Gale Rd, Kelowna, BC
24 min drive (17.8km) from the Shore
No matter what you order, you can tell each dish is made with a passion for fresh, local ingredients. Every delectable dish at Waterfront Wines reflects a variety of local vendors and their charcuterie board is no exception. It comes complete with locally sourced meats that are prepared in house, an assortment of pickled delights, plus bread and crackers. Make it part of your meal or enjoy as a standalone treat.
1180 Sunset Dr #104, Kelowna, BC
12 min drive (4.9km) from the Shore
Vice & Virtue Brewing Co.
Hit the brewery district for a pint at this cozy beer stop. Their charcuterie board features a daily selection of house-cured meats, pickled vegetables, beer mustard, jelly, and baguette. Definitely plenty for two people sharing. Add cheese for a little extra and pair with their popular Love Potion beer, the punchy tart raspberry flavours compliment the cheese beautifully
1033 Richter St, Kelowna, BC
10 min drive (4.6km) from the Shore
Salt & Brick
This cute restaurant boasts a n incredible atmosphere, friendly staff, and rotates their Farm to Table menu every night so you never know what you’re going to get until you get there. For charcuterie boards, we recommend choosing their Half & Half board, which is carefully curated with local meats and cheeses, house made pickles and spreads. If it’s on the menu, we highly recommend adding their Roasted Brussel Sprouts on the side! Creatively blended with popcorn, it’s a delicious, crunchy mix you won’t likely find anywhere else.
243 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC
9 min drive (3.9km) from the Shore
Micro Bar & Bites
Don’t let the size fool you, this tiny tapas bar punches above its weight. With 5 versions of charcuterie boards to choose from, you might have to come back multiple times to try it all. Their Warm Mediterranean Olives and Maple Cumin Spiced Nuts are a few of our favourite add-ons!
1500 Water St, Kelowna, BC
8 min drive (3.8km) from the Shore
Charcuterie to go
Whether you’re going on a picnic or just taking a charcuterie board to eat in the comfort of your own home, Kelowna has some great options.
The Graze Company
No matter how many people you’re hoping to feed, the Graze Company has options for you. Check out their themed boxes such as a special one for Mother’s Day or birthdays. Or stick to the basics with a grazing box, board, or table. Don’t miss out on their interesting add-ons, such as a honeycomb or the FUME-eh smoked gourmet olives. Just make sure you give them 48 hours notice if you’re ordering a Graze Box so it’ll be ready to go in time!
2218 Horizon Dr, Kelowna, BC
12 min drive (8.4km) from the Shore
Salt and Wedge
These fancy charcuteries are so beautiful you almost don’t want to eat them. Salt & Wedge’s array of options range from a solo treat-yourself-for-a-night-in boxes, all the way up to full charcuterie tables or individualized party snacks when you want to add some class to your Christmas work party or wedding.
3240 Pooley Rd, Kelowna, BC
10 min drive (6.9km) from the Shore
Go old-school with a charcuterie board from Valoroso Foods on Sutherland Ave just outside of the downtown core. Choose from their Italian board, their Spanish board or get a blend of both with their VIP board.
1467 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC
10 min drive (4.3km) from the Shore
This cheesery has curated their delicious to-go boards with local tried-and-true treats. Choose from a variety of group sizes to order ahead or check out their coolers and grab some Canadian and international cheeses to build your own. Go all in with their Cheese Club membership and get first access to a variety of cheese and accompaniments every month.
468 West Ave, Kelowna, BC
4 min drive (1.3km) from the Shore
Build your own from scratch
Thanks to the full kitchen in your suite at the Shore, you have everything you need to whip up a gourmet charcuterie board of your own. Shop for ingredients nearby at Urban Fare’s deli or treat yourself to some luxury cultured cashew cheezes at the Maple & Manchester Fauxmagerie.
There’s also a liquor store right next door to the Shore so you can add a bottle of local wine or two to complete the meal. We recommend Tantalus’ Riesling (white) or Quails Gate’s Pinor Noir (red) as a great pairing for meats and cheeses.
Stay at the Shore Kelowna
Located close to most of our favourite charcuterie stops, the Shore Kelowna offers beautiful accommodations for short and long-term stays. Enjoy a kitchen full of modern amenities, high-speed wireless internet, on-site and close dining options, plus spectacular views of Okanagan Lake.