Has there ever been a greater pairing than wine and cheese? Perfect for a happy hour with friends, a casual first date, or a treat yo’ self dinner, the classic combination works because each component coaxes different flavors out of the other.
Whether your palate is fully seasoned or you are just making it up as you go along, there are many options in Austin to indulge. If you’re just graduating from Cheez Whiz and boxed wine, South Austin cafe and bar House Wine offers classes in a relaxed setting. Get-together groups would coo over the offerings at Clarksville restaurant Josephine House or downtown deli Walton’s Fancy & Staple, while those looking for new adventures in tastes should head to South Lamar restaurant Aviary. Really, though, the infinite combination of possible flavors mean you really should try every entry on this list — after all, how could you go wrong with wine and cheese?
This update adds cozy wine bar Apt 115, cheese shop Austin Cheese Co., lakeside Alta’s Cafe, Westlake’s French cafe Paris in a Bite, and crowd-pleasing North Italia.
If meat’s more of your thing, take a stroll through Austin’s best charcuterie destinations or stick with just wine at Austin’s fine wine destinations.
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