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Soft cheese plate at Blue Duck Taverm
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Say Cheese — Check Out These Selections at 12 D.C. Restaurants

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Cheese can be a savory dessert or a pre-sweets prelude. The cheese course has many fans, so an ever-growing number of restaurants are starting to take fromage seriously. Some even employ cheese specialists to create palate-pleasing combinations. They often offer eye-catching displays or unusual accompaniments to make their selections stand out. Sample some of D.C.'s favorite cheese plates at these restaurants.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Blue Duck Tavern

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1201 24th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 419-6755
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Cheese specialist Sophie Slesinger offers a nightly presentation of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie paired with house-made seasonal chutneys and jams. Engaged couples without a sweet tooth might want to consider ordering one of restaurant’s three-tiered or five-tiered wedding “cheesecakes.”

2. Cork

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1720 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-2675
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Customers can choose three, five, or seven types of cheeses at Cork Wine Bar and savor them with spiced nuts, raisin nut bread, and a red wine reduction with honey glaze. Guests who like Spanish blue cheese made from sheep’s milk or a French Brie can take some home from Cork Market across the street.

3. Del Campo

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777 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
The South American steakhouse's signature smokey flavors can be found in its five grilled cheeses— Idiazáball, Manchego, Parmesan, ricotta salata, and Maytag blue. All are served with guava paste, sweet potato paste, bacon jam, and grilled bread.

4. Equinox

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818 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 331-8118
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Equinox offers a trio of cheeses that represent from the goat's milk, cow's milk, and blue categories. The plate is served with oven-roasted olives, homemade breadsticks, and jam.

5. Inn at Little Washington

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309 Middle St
Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-3800
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The Inn serves nearly two-dozen cheeses on a cow-shaped cart named Faira, a state fair award-winning heifer. The selections include rare American cheeses, as well as European varieties.

6. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

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2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 296-1166
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Cheese is one of the course offered at Marcel’s. Choices include Humboldt Fog goat's milk cheese served with blackberry gelée and a warm chevre gratin with date compote and black pepper lavash.

7. Poste Moderne Brasserie

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555 8th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 783-6060
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Fancy cheeses from around the world are served with olive tapenade and grilled bread during lunch and dinner. The selections include Garrotxa (an aged goat’s milk cheese from Catalunya in Spain) and Midnight Moon (an gouda-style cheese from California).
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8. Proof

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775 G St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 737-7663
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This restaurant and wine bar’s dessert menu includes more than a dozen cheese selections.. They're all displayed on the counter and hail from counties like Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, and even the United States.

9. Restaurant Eve

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110 S Pitt St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 706-0450
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Restaurant Eve features 11 types of cheeses — mostly American — with a rotating list of accompaniments. These include homemade apple butter and black walnut aigre-doux.

10. Ripple

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3417 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 244-7995
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Offering more than 15 types of cheeses at any given time, Ripple’s selection includes local and domestic varieties. The majority come from Murray’s Cheese in New York City.

11. Room 11

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3234 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 332-3234
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With half a dozen cheese offerings at any given time, Room 11’s cheese boards include hard and soft choices, served with an assortment of house-made spreads and breads.

12. Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

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1940 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 332-9463
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Diners won’t find any store-bought nuts or spreads on the cheese plates at this U Street wine bar. The chevre is paired with a homemade trail mix and lavender honey while the shepherd's delight comes with raw mushroom and a porcini mushroom vinegar reduction.

1. Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Cheese specialist Sophie Slesinger offers a nightly presentation of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie paired with house-made seasonal chutneys and jams. Engaged couples without a sweet tooth might want to consider ordering one of restaurant’s three-tiered or five-tiered wedding “cheesecakes.”
1201 24th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

2. Cork

1720 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Customers can choose three, five, or seven types of cheeses at Cork Wine Bar and savor them with spiced nuts, raisin nut bread, and a red wine reduction with honey glaze. Guests who like Spanish blue cheese made from sheep’s milk or a French Brie can take some home from Cork Market across the street.
1720 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

3. Del Campo

777 I St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
The South American steakhouse's signature smokey flavors can be found in its five grilled cheeses— Idiazáball, Manchego, Parmesan, ricotta salata, and Maytag blue. All are served with guava paste, sweet potato paste, bacon jam, and grilled bread.
777 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

4. Equinox

818 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Equinox offers a trio of cheeses that represent from the goat's milk, cow's milk, and blue categories. The plate is served with oven-roasted olives, homemade breadsticks, and jam.
818 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

5. Inn at Little Washington

309 Middle St, Washington, VA 22747
The Inn serves nearly two-dozen cheeses on a cow-shaped cart named Faira, a state fair award-winning heifer. The selections include rare American cheeses, as well as European varieties.
309 Middle St
Washington, VA 22747

6. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Cheese is one of the course offered at Marcel’s. Choices include Humboldt Fog goat's milk cheese served with blackberry gelée and a warm chevre gratin with date compote and black pepper lavash.
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

7. Poste Moderne Brasserie

555 8th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Scott Suchman
Fancy cheeses from around the world are served with olive tapenade and grilled bread during lunch and dinner. The selections include Garrotxa (an aged goat’s milk cheese from Catalunya in Spain) and Midnight Moon (an gouda-style cheese from California).
555 8th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

8. Proof

775 G St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
This restaurant and wine bar’s dessert menu includes more than a dozen cheese selections.. They're all displayed on the counter and hail from counties like Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, and even the United States.
775 G St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

9. Restaurant Eve

110 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Restaurant Eve features 11 types of cheeses — mostly American — with a rotating list of accompaniments. These include homemade apple butter and black walnut aigre-doux.
110 S Pitt St
Alexandria, VA 22314

10. Ripple

3417 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Offering more than 15 types of cheeses at any given time, Ripple’s selection includes local and domestic varieties. The majority come from Murray’s Cheese in New York City.
3417 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

11. Room 11

3234 11th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
With half a dozen cheese offerings at any given time, Room 11’s cheese boards include hard and soft choices, served with an assortment of house-made spreads and breads.
3234 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

12. Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

1940 11th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Diners won’t find any store-bought nuts or spreads on the cheese plates at this U Street wine bar. The chevre is paired with a homemade trail mix and lavender honey while the shepherd's delight comes with raw mushroom and a porcini mushroom vinegar reduction.
1940 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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