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Gathering Boards 101


There's no better time than now to treat yourself to a fancy a$$ cheese plate. But how do you make it look like the ones on Instagram? And how do you even know what cheeses and other ingredients to choose? Sophie will walk you through all the steps, from how to flirt with your local cheesemonger to prepping & arranging all your ingredients like a master.



For options with DIY kits, they will be delivered the day before or the morning of the class. Delivery is included in the price for addresses within 25 miles of San Francisco. Shipping outside of this range is available for an extra shipping charge (on average west coast shipments are $10, midwest is $15, and east coast is $20).

What we'll need from you:

We need the following information for each guest for shipping:
- Full name
- Shipping address
- City
- State
- Zipcode
- Phone number (only required for local delivery in SF Bay Area)
- Dietary restrictions (Vegetarian), any special allergies

How to join:

This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom. We'll send you a link in your booking confirmation email.

What to bring:

A cutting board, a knife (the sharpest one you have!) and a kitchen towel.

Customer Reviews

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Meredith G.


Yummy cheese, great knowledge, fun board assembly! Would recommend for a group that enjoys charcuterie :)

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Michelle C.


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Aunie S.


Our event with Offsyte was awesome and so easy! Props to Emma & the Offsyte team for keeping us organized. We coordinated a Gathering Board 101 Workshop with Sophie. All of our attendees were raving about how great Sophie, the ingredients she sent from the west coast, and the content of the workshop were. I think everyone is still dreaming of her handmade chutney jelly.

I would highly recommend hosting the Gathering Board 101 Workshop with your friends, family, or colleagues!

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Rachel G.

Sophie is an expert in her craft. It was a pleasure to learn from her in this relaxed, creative environment. I learned a bunch of new skills that I can add to my cheese board arsenal, and I feel well-equipped to recreate something beautiful and impressive on my own.

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Adrianna V.

Sophie is a wonderful guide in creating truly beautiful sharing boards. We were able to get creative, learn about local businesses, and interact with one another in a relaxed environment. I highly recommend Ripen Company if you are looking for a unique team building experience. In addition, her beautiful work is perfect for events!

Cancellation Policy


Grace period: free cancellation within 24 hours of booking deposit or confirmation but no later than 48 hours prior to the event start time. After that, cancel at least 14 days prior to the event to receive full refund (minus booking fee).