To continue with all things Anacortes, I stopped into Salt & Vine, the new cheese, wine and charcuterie shop in historic downtown. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen the picture above that I took at the Grand Opening two weeks ago. As you can see, I was thrilled to discover I can buy Cougar Gold cheese here!
Salt & Vine
I got there around 4 p.m., and the place soon began to fill up. By the time I left at 5:30 p.m. all eight tables were taken!
Travel Tip: Arrive near the beginning of Happy Hour to get a window seat.
I wanted to sample a variety of wines so I ordered the wine flight ($9), there are around ten or so wines to choose from. I selected a Pinot Noir, a Malbec, and a blood orange cider. The wine flight didn’t come with any information, so I’m not sure what the wineries were, but I did like all three.
Travel Tip: They have a daily Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and offer $5 wines and a $1 off beer.
I also ordered a cheese and charcuterie board ($20) which had Buenalba Cabra Pimenton, a goat cheese from Spain which had a paprika tang and spice to it (this was my favorite), and a Morbier Cendre Royal, a cow cheese with a layer of grape must. This cheese was very mild and creamy. The meats were a Soppressata, Proscuitto, and Finocchiona salami.
If you are craving something sweet, they also have cheesecake and truffles.
Salt & Vine also carries a selection of gourmet meats, cheeses, kitchen items, and other foods like olives, honey, flavored oils, and one I’ve never heard of before – Black Garlic.
Will I be stopping back in? Yes! If you visit Anacortes and like cheese, wine and charcuterie, you’ll want to put this on your foodie stops.
Salt & Vine
Address: 913 6th St. Anacortes, WA 98221
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
For more information visit Salt & Vine’s website.
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