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Where To Get Charcuterie In Louisville

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Even in this age of E. Coli many people enjoy a rare burger, not to mention those who smack their lips over steak tartare. At the other end of the spectrum may be the people who love cured meat, especially the sort that's sat around for a while and is quite definitely anything but raw. Eater Louisville has assembled a list of area restaurants who offer charcuterie, much of which they make themselves. As always, any additions, objections or observations would be most welcomed in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 610 Magnolia

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610 W Magnolia Ave
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 636-0783
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Edward Lee's "contemporary approach to the Southern table" is an unassuming, often innovative institution in a quiet corner of historic Old Louisville, where the chef cures his own beef bresaola, serves his own 18 month country ham and offers the occasional rabbit terrine.

2. Proof on Main

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702 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 217-6360
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Executive Chef Levon Wallace creates dishes that can stand out amid the incredible art of this design-forward boutique hotel, whether it's breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or room service. Proof's constantly-changing "Cured Meat Tasting" includes things such as chicken liver pâté, country pâté and mortadella.

3. St. Charles Exchange

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113 S 7th St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 618-1917
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The monumental bar at St. Charles Exchange has to be at least 18 feet high and probably twice as long. This ebony, booze-bedecked behemoth, along with leather-padded chairs and benches and some amazingly tall mid-19th- century windows make this an exceptional place to enjoy a craft cocktail. Fortunately, St. Charles Exchange offers plenty. They also have a house charcuterie plate, which may include pâté, rillettes, duck prosciutto and dry-cured sausage.

4. Milkwood

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316 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 584-6455
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Edward Lee's Actors Theatre restaurant offers stepped-up Southern classics, some with Asian twists, as in the "Southern Dim Sum" menu Lee recently unveiled for Sunday brunch. The house makes its own duck prosciutto and coppa, and makes generous use of Newsome's Aged Country Ham.

5. Wiltshire on Market

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636 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 589-5224
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Chef Jonathan Exum emphasizes fresh, local ingredients in a menu that changes weekly in an "intimate restaurant environment," including a Charcuterie Board.
900 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 749-6200
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Ever since Michael Trager-Kusman went to New York, worked his way up to line cook at The Breslin and attracted Tyler Morris to Louisville, Rye has been an electric addition to the city's restaurant scene. Now Joe Banet oversees the action, which includes craft cocktails along with the food. The "Bar Snacks & Starters" section of Rye's menu includes a "Meat Plate" which may include Red Wattle bacon, speck and head cheese croquettes. The restaurant says "98%" of their charcuterie is house-made.

7. Garage Bar

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700 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 749-7100
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This former gas station's wood-fired pizzas and craft beers are joined by a "Ham Bar" with a changing selection of hams such as Kentucky's Broadbent and Meacham, Tennessee's Benton's and Virginia's S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

8. Jack Fry's

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1007 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 452-9244
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Beginning as the home of a bookie and bootlegger, this clubby "New American" restaurant is full of photos, memorabilia and fine food. A typical Jack Fry's charcuterie plate includes hard salami, house-made country pâté, fresh fruit and nuts, tomato marmalade and roasted garlic.

9. Holy Grale

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1034 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 459-9939
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This renovated church has become a shrine to craft beer along with a selection of not-at-all-standard bar food. There's house-made picnic ham, "duckstrami," chicken liver mousse, rabbit rillettes, house marmalade and nuts. Also poutine.

10. Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe

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2868 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 899-9800
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Baker Bob Hancock seemingly supplies half the city with his marvelous breads, while simultaneously raising his own heritage hogs, making his own charcuterie and overseeing one of the best breakfast and lunch spots in the city.

11. Mussel & Burger Bar

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9200 Taylorsville Rd.
Jeffersontown, KY 40299
(502) 499-7666
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This Fernando Martinez outpost focuses mostly on mussels and burgers, but also offers a plate of preserved meat that might include prosciuitto and Serrano hams, chorizo, sweet pickles, chili peppers, nuts, marmlade and cheeses.

12. CENA

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9200 Taylorsville Rd
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 333-0376
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Chefs Fernando Martinez and Allen Rosenberg transformed The Place Downstairs into Cena, a "casual Italian" establishment. There's already prosciutto and other meats on the menu, with Rosenberg planning an entire charcuterie room as he rolls out his own cured meats. [Photo: Facebook]

1. 610 Magnolia

610 W Magnolia Ave, Louisville, KY 40208
Edward Lee's "contemporary approach to the Southern table" is an unassuming, often innovative institution in a quiet corner of historic Old Louisville, where the chef cures his own beef bresaola, serves his own 18 month country ham and offers the occasional rabbit terrine.
610 W Magnolia Ave
Louisville, KY 40208

2. Proof on Main

702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Executive Chef Levon Wallace creates dishes that can stand out amid the incredible art of this design-forward boutique hotel, whether it's breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or room service. Proof's constantly-changing "Cured Meat Tasting" includes things such as chicken liver pâté, country pâté and mortadella.
702 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

3. St. Charles Exchange

113 S 7th St, Louisville, KY 40202
The monumental bar at St. Charles Exchange has to be at least 18 feet high and probably twice as long. This ebony, booze-bedecked behemoth, along with leather-padded chairs and benches and some amazingly tall mid-19th- century windows make this an exceptional place to enjoy a craft cocktail. Fortunately, St. Charles Exchange offers plenty. They also have a house charcuterie plate, which may include pâté, rillettes, duck prosciutto and dry-cured sausage.
113 S 7th St
Louisville, KY 40202

4. Milkwood

316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Edward Lee's Actors Theatre restaurant offers stepped-up Southern classics, some with Asian twists, as in the "Southern Dim Sum" menu Lee recently unveiled for Sunday brunch. The house makes its own duck prosciutto and coppa, and makes generous use of Newsome's Aged Country Ham.
316 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

5. Wiltshire on Market

636 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
Chef Jonathan Exum emphasizes fresh, local ingredients in a menu that changes weekly in an "intimate restaurant environment," including a Charcuterie Board.
636 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40202

6. Rye

900 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206
Ever since Michael Trager-Kusman went to New York, worked his way up to line cook at The Breslin and attracted Tyler Morris to Louisville, Rye has been an electric addition to the city's restaurant scene. Now Joe Banet oversees the action, which includes craft cocktails along with the food. The "Bar Snacks & Starters" section of Rye's menu includes a "Meat Plate" which may include Red Wattle bacon, speck and head cheese croquettes. The restaurant says "98%" of their charcuterie is house-made.
900 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206

7. Garage Bar

700 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
This former gas station's wood-fired pizzas and craft beers are joined by a "Ham Bar" with a changing selection of hams such as Kentucky's Broadbent and Meacham, Tennessee's Benton's and Virginia's S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.
700 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40202

8. Jack Fry's

1007 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
Beginning as the home of a bookie and bootlegger, this clubby "New American" restaurant is full of photos, memorabilia and fine food. A typical Jack Fry's charcuterie plate includes hard salami, house-made country pâté, fresh fruit and nuts, tomato marmalade and roasted garlic.
1007 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

9. Holy Grale

1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
This renovated church has become a shrine to craft beer along with a selection of not-at-all-standard bar food. There's house-made picnic ham, "duckstrami," chicken liver mousse, rabbit rillettes, house marmalade and nuts. Also poutine.
1034 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

10. Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe

2868 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
Baker Bob Hancock seemingly supplies half the city with his marvelous breads, while simultaneously raising his own heritage hogs, making his own charcuterie and overseeing one of the best breakfast and lunch spots in the city.
2868 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

11. Mussel & Burger Bar

9200 Taylorsville Rd., Jeffersontown, KY 40299
This Fernando Martinez outpost focuses mostly on mussels and burgers, but also offers a plate of preserved meat that might include prosciuitto and Serrano hams, chorizo, sweet pickles, chili peppers, nuts, marmlade and cheeses.
9200 Taylorsville Rd.
Jeffersontown, KY 40299

12. CENA

9200 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299
Chefs Fernando Martinez and Allen Rosenberg transformed The Place Downstairs into Cena, a "casual Italian" establishment. There's already prosciutto and other meats on the menu, with Rosenberg planning an entire charcuterie room as he rolls out his own cured meats. [Photo: Facebook]
9200 Taylorsville Rd
Louisville, KY 40299