California Farmstead Cheese Plate at Magpie Café, Sacramento


Oh, the beauty that is an artisan cheese plate. It can be an appetizer, a snack, or even (well, often, in my case) a meal in itself.

Although, the challenge when ordering a cheese plate while dining out is that you can never quite be sure what you’re going to get. A few small nibbles for 20 bucks? Quite possibly. More crostini than cheese? Fairly common.

On a recent visit to Magpie Café, a SacFoodies favorite, I was delighted to encounter the California Farmstead Cheese Plate. For what felt like a steal at $14, this cheese board is loaded with an assortment of locally produced cheeses served alongside crostini, dried dates, fresh figs and sliced pear.

Magpie’s menu is updated daily, and the California Farmstead Cheese Plate is no exception. On my last visit, cheeses included two of my personal favorites: Point Reyes Original Blue and their new Toma, a mild, firmer cheese. When I checked the menu a week later, the cheeses included selections from Bellwether Farms and Vella Cheese.

If you enjoy a good cheese plate as much as I do, this is a must-try.

Magpie Café
1409 R Street, Suite 102
(916) 452-7594

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