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Photographs By: 
Ruta Elvikyte


Caveman Blue Cheese This rich blue cheese from Oregon’s Rogue Creamery has a slightly fruity taste. goat.sheep.cow, 106 Church St., goatsheepcow.com

Marcona Almonds Imported from Spain, this nut has been dubbed “The Queen of Almonds” and with its buttery flavor, rightly so. Whole Foods, 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, wholefoodsmarket.com

Castelvatrano, Green, & Kalamata Olives Ted’s Butcherblock’s Castelvatrano olives offer a mild flavor. Whole Foods’ green olives are marinated in a Greek seasoning, while its Kalamata olives make for a smooth, meaty bite. Ted’s Butcherblock, 334 E. Bay St., tedsbutcherblock.com & Whole Foods, 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, wholefoodsmarket.com

Sophia Chèvre Tangy and beautifully marbled with ash, this is delicious goat cheese. goat.sheep.cow, 106 Church St., goatsheepcow.com

Duck Pâté with Pistachios & Dried Apricots Savory with a pleasant fruity twist, this pâté spreads perfectly on a French baguette. Ted’s Butcherblock, 334 E. Bay St., tedsbutcherblock.com

Stuffed Peppadews These piquanté peppers filled with goat cheese are spicy and sweet all in one bite. Whole Foods, 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, wholefoodsmarket.com

Parmesan Stuffed Dates Combine sweet, salty, nutty, meaty, and smoky flavors in one. Whole Foods, 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, wholefoodsmarket.com

Pickled Okra A true Southern original, pickled okra adds some zing to this platter. Whole Foods, 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, wholefoodsmarket.com

Coppa Ted’s house-made cured salty coppa balances the plate. Ted’s Butcherblock, 334 E. Bay St., tedsbutcherblock.com

Bresaola This Italian air-dried beef goes well with a dab of olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Ted’s Butcherblock, 334 E. Bay St., tedsbutcherblock.com

Baguette This French loaf does Paris bakeries justice with its crunchy crust and melt-in-your-mouth interior. EVO Craft Bakery, 1075 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston, extravirginoven.com

Holy Smoke Olive Oil  North Carolina hickory and South Carolina pecan give this olive oil a fiery flavor. Gita’s Gourmet, 188 Meeting St., holysmokeoliveoil.com

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2009 Four types of pinot noir fruit make up this vintage from Charlestonian-owned Perception Wines. Laura Alberts, 891 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island, lauraalberts.com

Domaines Schlumberger Princes Abbés Pinot Blanc 2011 Delicate and floral, this white is a refreshing sip. Crushed Fine Wine, 716-B Shelmore Blvd., Mount Pleasant, crushedfinewine.com




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