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Gathering Boards 101

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Such a fun group activity! I got to eat a bunch of tasty cheese and learn a new skill at the same time. The boards were beautiful and Sophie was a knowledgeable and fun host.





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. We’ll cover all you need to know!

1. How to reduce overwhelm at the cheese counter & choose the perfect ingredients
2. How to prep & prepare ingredients
3. How to arrange the board

The workshop takes about one hour, but if you'd like to have some extra time to hang out and enjoy your finished boards together, we recommend 1.5 hours.

What's in the kit:

Standard DIY ingredient kit:
- Three cheeses (brie, toma, and gouda)
- One cured meat (Creminelli Salami Varzi)
- Apple, jam, toasted almonds, olives, berries, dates, crackers
- Flowers

Deluxe Holiday DIY kit:
- Three (extra special) cheeses, including Jasper Hill Harbison, a spruce-wrapped, spoonable triple cream, and Paso Vino, a wine-washed manchego-style cheese, and 2-year aged gouda.
- 2 cured meats - La Quercia prosciutto and Smoking Goose Spruce & Candy salami
- Sugared cranberries, spiced pecans, hot honey, olives, dates, crackers
- Small bouquet of winter greens for decoration

Vegetarian options are available for either kit.


Holiday Class + Deluxe DIY kit

Up to 100 people1 hour • Kit delivery


This deluxe holiday package serves three and includes 3 celebratory cheeses, 2 cured meats, sugared cranberries, spiced pecans, hot honey, olives, dates, and crackers, plus a small bouquet of winter greens for decoration. BYO board.


includes shipping cost

BYO ingredients

Up to 100 people1 hour


We'll send out a list of suggested ingredients for each participant to purchase one week in advance. Each class includes a PDF guide and plenty of time for sharing and answering questions.


no delivery involved

Class + DIY ingredient kit

Up to 100 people1 hour • Kit delivery


Includes a kit with all the ingredients you'll need to build a board - 3 cheeses, 1 cured meat (veg options available), apple, jam, toasted almonds, olives, berries, dates, crackers, flowers. BYO board to use for assembly.


includes shipping cost


DIY kits can be shipped within the US only. Guests outside the US can join with the "class only" option, and we'll provide a list of ingredients for them to procure.

Our pricing includes shipping via USPS Priority Mail, which usually arrives within 2-4 days. We've had (mostly) good experiences with the USPS, and their pricing allows us to keep our pricing lower, but sometimes a box doesn't make it for reasons outside of our control. If you'd prefer to upgrade to UPS 1- or 2-day mail, we can absolutely do that – please inquire for pricing (usually about $20-40 more per person).

We ship all kits out 4-5 days before your event. Please remind your guests to check their mail and put their ingredients in the fridge as soon as their kit arrives for freshness. If we make a mistake, we are happy to offer a refund for the actual cost of the kit ($75) but we cannot offer refunds for USPS delays, incorrect addresses or failure to refrigerate ingredients upon arrival. Thanks for understanding!

How to join

This is a virtual event.

A Zoom link is provided by default in your confirmation email, but you can use other video conferencing software if you prefer.

What to bring

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

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(51 reviews)




Such a fun event and fun facts too! Would definitely recommend!







Sophie was an engaging and personable host.



Blue Shield of California

Very engaging host, high quality produce, learned a few things and had a great time!



Blue Shield of California

Sophie is great! Easy to work with, delivered the ingredients ahead of time, and had a great personality. I have two recommendations. 1. Advise organizer when ingredients will be shipped/received so they can instruct participants and participants can make arrangements if they wont be home to receive the package. 2. I think the audience wanted to cut/plate/eat sooner so possibly provide cheese info/background while we are working on the boards.

Overall the class was fun, yummy, and useful! Thank you!

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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).