As the weather gets warmer, summer celebrations commence into longer nights and patio season fully blooms, here are a few places to pick up charcuterie condiments for the perfect, Pittsburgh summer board:
Stop by Hartwood Wine Cave to peruse its selections of wines made by Bella Terra Vineyards, homegrown in Hunker, Pennsylvania and pick up a bottle of LaVite Oil for just $12. The deliciously addictive olive oil with a robust, savory taste will challenge you to use it all up in one sitting. You’ve been warned!
Shop local honey with Pittsburgh Honey and let it give Heinz a run for its money with its selection of mustards. Perfect for charcuterie, Pittsburgh Honey offers yellow mustard, spicy brown mustard and unique hot mustard to taste. Plus, try the Hot Rod Honey, hot pepper-infused pure and local honey, honey sticks or its Black & Gold Honey to drizzle on some fruit or have a side for dipping cheese and crackers.
Steel City Salt Co. is a one-stop shop for flavor needs to really spice up your palate profile. Perfect for a grilling board or just to add a dash of sweet and salty flavor in general to other spreads or olive oils, choose from smoked salts, imported salts and best seller salts such as the Black Truffle Sea Salt, Dill Pickle Salt, Steeltown Garlic & Herb and an abundance of more creations. New this season is its Watermelon Sugar, perfect for a cocktail rim or to add a touch of pizazz to your favorite summertime fruit, like watermelon or pineapple.
Batch offers homegrown foods that make perfect housewarming gifts. Made in small batches, try a small selection of jams that will explode massively with flavor and balance with your charcuterie setup. Try the Sweet Onion, Strawberry Thyme, or Figgy Van-Orange, a bright jam with figs, orange juice, balsamic, vanilla bean, orange zest and other must-taste ingredients featured on every cap. If you are more of a beer drinker, try the India Pale Ale jam made with pineapple I.P.A., I.P.A. beer, grapefruit I.P.A, apple cider vinegar and other ingredients that make up this cheers-worthy, distinctive jam.
Known for its gourmet olive oils, The Olive Tap also has a renowned selection of tapenades, bruschetta toppings, balsamic glazes, raspberry jalapeño jelly, mustards, salsas and more. It also offers bread dipping baskets and olive oil and vinegar sets, perfect for any occasion. Try its newest addition, Lavender Wine Mustard or its signature Bourbon Bacon Mustard to pack away in your next picnic adventure.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.