Cheese fanatic? Check out these restaurants with the best cheese plates in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana.
It’s no secret that I’m mildly obsessed with cheese. I’ve made it my mission to find the best cheese plate in every city I travel to. So far, the best cheese plate I’ve ever had was in Philadelphia. To this day, I still talk about how amazing it is. #neverforget
Shreveport-Bossier isn’t exactly known for their cheese scene, but I’ve selflessly done extensive research to find where to get the best cheese plates in the SBC. I was only able to find seven places that served cheese plates. If you’re in the Shreveport-Bossier area and know of others that I missed, please let me know because I will happily mosey over to another restaurant to enjoy some more cheese.
7. WINE COUNTRY BISTRO
Wine Country Bistro is an upscale restaurant located in Shreveport. They serve a variety of southern favorites and, of course, have an extensive wine and drink menu.
Their cheese plate, called the Artisanal Cheese Board on the menu, is served on a long, skinny board with three cheeses, a house jam, local honey, nuts and crostini bread. While the cheeses were good, to me, it wasn’t worth the $18 cost. I also would have preferred the cheese to be served with crackers or a softer bread. The crostini was messy.
Wine Country Bistro
4800 Line Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71106
Superior’s cheese board is served with three cheeses, orange marmalade, cold cuts, nuts, fruit and crackers. The cheeses change weekly. I was honestly pretty unsatisfied with the Superior cheese board and was surprised that they didn’t have a more upscale cheese selection considering the type of restaurant it is. The best thing on the cheese plate was the unidentifiable meat. In my opinion, it is not worth the $21.95 cost. I would suggest going with the oysters or marinated crab claws instead.
855 Pierremont, Suite 120
Shreveport, LA 71106
5. CORK & BARREL
Cork & Barrel is a pub and grill in Bossier City that has over 30 beers on tap and 3 wines on tap. They also serve wine and beer flights. 10/10 recommend getting a wine flight if you want to try a variety of different ones. They have a great selection.
Cork & Barrel wins best presentation for their cheese board. Simply named ‘Cheese, Meat, Grapes & Crackers Plate’ on their menu, it is served on a board that’s in the shape of Louisiana. Their cheeses change out, though I’m not sure how often. The $14.99 price is worth it for the amount of cheese and everything else that comes with it.
I will say that I am a sucker for soft cheese, so my biggest complaint is that it came with three hard cheeses. And when I say hard, I mean hard. We had to cut through those suckers with a steak knife.
Cork & Barrel
5212 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
4. THE LEVEE
The Levee is a farm-to-table restaurant located in Shreveport. Their menu rotates with the season because the owners grow their own food, and the meats and other ingredients are all locally sourced.
Let me just preface this by saying that The Levee is easily my favorite restaurant in Shreveport-Bossier. Their food is always good, the service is impeccable (the owners always recognize my friends and me when we come in), their cocktails are top notch and it is my favorite brunch spot on Sundays. Basically, if you’re looking for a place to eat in Shreveport-Bossier, eat here. You won’t regret it.
As mentioned their menu is always changing, so when you visit, the cheese plate may not even be available. When it is available, it’s named ‘Trio of Fine Cheeses,’ and they will explain what cheeses they’re serving when they bring it to you. I’ve had three different cheese plates on three different occasions, and my favorite will always be the first one I had there. It was when they were newly opened, and we received very generous portions of cheese. While the following cheese plates weren’t as generous, the cheeses were still pretty tasty.
520 E Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71105
3. WE OLIVE
We Olive & Wine Bar serves a variety of tapas that feature their olive oil, along with premium wines and craft beer.
We Olive serves three different kinds of cheeses, so instead of getting their Artisan Cheese Plate, we chose to do the Artisan Cheese & Charcuterie Plate so we could sample all of their cheeses and their charcuterie selection for just an extra $2. Their cheese plate is priced at $18, and their cheese and charcuterie plate costs $20.
What I loved about this cheese plate is that many of the things served on it are items that you can only get at We Olive because they use their olive oils to make it. The robiola bosina cheese (similar to brie) was topped with one of their olive oils, and the candied pecans were also made with one of their sweeter olive oils. They’ll make suggestions on what meats, cheeses and dips go well together. Take their advice, but also play around with it because there are some delicious combos to be made.
Along with the cheese and charcuterie, you’ll get crackers, artisan spreads and We Olive mustard, and on a separate plate, you’ll also get bread with olive oil, and they’ll put some of their house made vinaigrette in it for you (and trust me, you want to add this in because it is so good. We had two bowls of the mixture with our bread.)
6535 Youree Drive, Suite 501
Shreveport, LA 71105
2. ABBY SINGER’S BISTRO
Abby Singer’s Bistro is a bistro and bar located above the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport.
In my opinion, with Abby Singer’s cheese plate, you get the most bang for your buck, especially during happy hour when cheese plates are half off (yes, HALF. OFF.). During regular hours, Abby’s Cheeseboard is $24, and during happy hour, you get the same cheese plate for just $12. You get 3-4 different cheeses with hummus, fruit, nuts and honey, and you seriously get so much. In the photos, you can’t see much of the cheese, but trust me, they are very generous with how much they give you. I’ve had to ask for more crackers because of how much cheese is served.
Another perk is that if you want to go see a movie, you can order a cheese plate from the restaurant, and they’ll bring it to you to eat during the film.
Abby Singer’s Bistro
617 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
1. STONE FORKS
Stone Forks is a steakhouse that is located in the Historic Highland District in Shreveport. Their menu is filled with southern-inspired cuisine and a number of seafood specialities.
While Abby Singer’s wins in getting the most bang for your buck, Stone Forks is #1 on my list because of the taste and variety of cheeses they offer with their House Cheese Board. For $22, you’ll receive five different cheeses, including a soft cheese, a variety of fruit and fig preserves. We were eating off of this cheese plate for three days, and every single one of the cheeses was delicious. When we got the rest of it boxed up to take with us, our server also gave us some extra crackers and fruit, which was top notch hospitality to me.
189 E Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71104
What’s your favorite kind of cheese?
Even though I grew up in many cities around the world, I’ve been calling Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana home since 2006. When people visit the city, they’re often underwhelmed by the amount of things to do, but as the third largest city in Louisiana, there’s a lot more to the area than meets the eye. In my series, Shreveport Sunday, I’m excited to share some of my favorite things about living (and eating) in Shreveport/Bossier City. To see all of the posts in the Shreveport Sunday series, click here.