Delco Says ‘Cheese and Charcuterie? Yes, Please!’

First things first: you absolutely, positively can say both cheese and charcuterie board and party tray in Delco. We’ve got plenty of both to cover you whether you’re having a quiet night at home, hosting family or friends, want grab-and-go, crave dining out or love to DIY.

Delco’s rich with options; what will you choose?

Custom Cheese and Charcuterie Boards

Consider these next-level boards for pick-up or delivery.

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Breathtaking creativity helps this maker — who started the business during the 2020 quarantine! — fulfill her mission “to provide you with a show-stopping centerpiece to match whatever theme or event you are having that is sure to be both beautiful and delicious!” The options are endless because, your imagination sets the table. Pro tip: You can add sweets to your savory picks for an unforgettable board. Need another pro tip? This one’s a must-follow on the Gram.

Clifton Heights, available for pick up or $5 Delco delivery using this form.


Sure, you can dine at this cozy bistro, but we love impressing our friends with a board to go. We love the arrangements and fun garnishes whether we’re indulging with a good bottle of wine ourselves or entertaining! Bonus: Every board comes with fresh honeycomb, house-made seasonal compote, house-spiced nut mixture, stone ground Dijon mustard, and a crostini and cracker assortment. Call to place and order and confirm pick-up times; closed Sunday through Tuesday.

1 West Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-1888.

Party Trays

The party tray is the OG cheese and meat platter — plentiful to make entertaining easy peasy!

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You may know this as a full-service Italian restaurant, but did you know there’s also a gourmet specialty market? Now you know! Pack that party tray with an ol’ standby, like imported and select Wisconsin cheeses; and house-made sausages, salami and sopressata; plus olives, roasted peppers and other garnishes. Here’s another “did you know” — you can also embellish your tray with soft pretzels, tomato pie, breads and dips. Stop in to grab-and-go, or call ahead if you’re looking for a bigger board. Open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Monday.

1243 N. Providence Rd., Media, (484) 444-0850.

Sam and Sam Meats

This neighborhood favorite has been repping its core values — freshness and quality, value pricing, and friendly service and selection — for more than three decades. This is your old-school party tray, packed with meats and cheeses… Lots of meats and cheeses. Nosh on them as-is, or pick up some rolls; we won’t tell if you flip the tray into sandwiches. How can you resist ham, turkey breast, roast beef, Genoa salami, American cheese and choice of Swiss or provolone cheese. Pro tip: 24 hours’ notice and a deposit are required for all orders. Open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

851 Upland Ave., Upland, (610) 874-9484.

Dine-In Cheese and Charcuterie

Because sometimes you want someone else to do all the work!

Photo courtesy of Village Vine Wine Bar + Bistro

Village Vine Wine Bar + Bistro

If you’re looking for quaint and comfy, then this is the spot to settle in with a unique wine and the Village Board. We’re all about the chef selecting just the right cheeses, meats, fruits, accoutrements and crostini to go with our libation. There are other seasonal small plates that “highlight the local terroir,” but save them for another visit. Wine plus the Village Board makes for the perfect date or night out with your BFFs. Open Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sunday through Tuesday.

6 Park Ave., Swarthmore, (484) 471-3997

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terrain cafe

There’s something incredibly relaxing about dining in a greenhouse — especially when the cafe’s focus is on seasonal, hand-selected local goods. Choose the Artisan Board thoughtfully designed with the chef’s favorite local cheeses, house-made pickles, preserves and crostini. BYOB — a red and a white, perhaps? — for the perfect match. Open for brunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner is served daily from 4 to 8 p.m.

914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 459-6030.

Build Your Own Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Customize to your heart’s content with everything you need from these local shops.

Photo courtesy of The Original Colonial Village Meat Market

The Original Colonial Village Meat Market

You don’t make it 40 years in Delco unless you’re the real deal. Among the bounty in its butcher shop and take-out and delivery menu is a deli with the full line-up of your go-to meats and cheeses, plus an epic selection of extras so you can make your board your own: premium extra-virgin olive oil imported from Italy, red roasted peppers with garlic, banana peppers, hoagie dressing and premium flavored balsamic vinegars. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manoa Shopping Center, 1305 West Chester Pike, Havertown, (610) 449-1776.

Photo courtesy of Roy Tweedy’s Old Fashioned Butcher Shop

Roy Tweedy’s Old Fashioned Butcher Shop 

Did we mention you don’t make it in Delco for decades without being authentic? For 60 years this shop has been known for its “Mom and Maria” homemade prepared food and soups, plus the famous Roy Tweedy’s Original Meatball. You can also get fresh deli fare for your make-at-home board. Check out the deli specials — meats paired with cheeses — for the best prices. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.

2042 MacDade Blvd., Holmes, (610) 534-2200.

Photo by Jackie Botto, courtesy of DiBruno Bros.

DiBruno Bros. 

If you’re looking for an inspiring bounty with roots in Italian and Old-World European food markets, then look no further. You’ll find hundreds of cheeses, plus prosciutto, pepperoni, salami and Di Bruno Bros.’ own signature meats. Accompaniments? Garnishes? Spreads? You’ll find that and more in the Marketplace, just one part of this 8,000-square-foot culinary destination. You’ll be a cheese and charcuterie hero and will no doubt need a return trip (or two or three) to make sure you sample everything. The Marketplace is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

385 West Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (484) 581-7888.

Photo courtesy of Colonial Village Meats

Colonial Village Meats 

You know this place as the “Home of the Little Butcher!” There’s nothing small about the selection, though — you can build the board of your dreams, from deli meats, cheeses, marinated veggies, olives, spreads, side dishes, dressings and more. We completely support you if you opt to create a party tray that groans under the weight of “one of everything.” Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

241 MacDade Blvd., Folsom, (610) 534-4240.

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Want to know more about everything Delco? We’re more than just your source for good eats — we’re your source for where to stay, what to do and more in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. We’re Visit Delco, PA, and we’ve got you covered from Philly to the Brandywine. Contact us at (610) 565-3679, by email, or online.

Nina Malone

Featured photo courtesy of Village Vine Wine Bar + Bistro