National Cheese Lovers Day falls on Jan. 20 this year. Here are five places in The Woodlands where you can find charcuterie boards and cheese-inspired dishes to celebrate.



  1. 1252 Tapas Bar


Tabla 1252 ($18): A selection of fine Spanish cold cuts and cheeses

1252 Goat Cheese ($12): Made with tomato and honey

9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 670, The Woodlands. 281-419–1260. www.1252tapas.com





2. The Refuge Bar & Bistro
Local cheese ($18 for small, $28 for large):  Holland’s family gouda with jalapeño, Hook’s cheese blue paradise, Pure Luck Farm and Dairy fresh chevre, Bartje Farms miette soft-ripened sheep cheesecake

24 Waterway Ave. Ste. 110, The Woodlands. 713-389-5674. www.refugeinthewoodlands.com 





3. Boards Local
Texas Fondue ($6.95): A blend of cheddar cheese melt with pretzel bites

Cheese boards ($18.99): Three of Boards Local's cheese steward selection with a sliced baguette, grapes and honey

1501 Lake Robbins Drive, Ste. 110, The Woodlands. 832-246-8884. www.boardslocal.com 

 





4. Broken Barrel
Cheese Board ($19): comes with crostini, pickled veggies, an apple and homemade compote

1950 Hughes Landing Blvd., Ste. 1900, The Woodlands. 713-389-5628. www.brokenbarrelwoodlands.com 





5. Fielding's Local Kitchen + Bar
Goat cheese ($12): Made with charred avocado, evoo, micro radish and fennel crackers

Pique-Nique Board ($24): A charcuterie selection with baked brie, deviled eggs, country bread, cornichons, balsamic mushrooms and apple butter

26400 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands. 281-351-2225. www.fieldingslocal.com