5 Local Businesses Crafting Eye-Catching Grazing Boards

Charcuterie, artisan cheeses, fruits, and nuts — what’s not to love?
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Customize Thyme & Honey boards with sweet and savory bites of your choice.

The Cheese Lady

Whether you’re crafty or simply frugal, there’s really no way to mess up a cheese board so long as you’re using quality ingredients. The Cheese Lady can help. The company, founded in Muskegon, Michigan, has grown into what founder Kathleen Fagan Riegler calls The Cheese Lady Sisterhood, with eight franchises across the state and a ninth expected to open this year. Choose among a selection of more than 200 artisan cheeses, crackers and breads, condiments, and pâtés locally at shops in Rochester, Farmington, and Fenton. The Cheese Lady, thecheeselady.net for locations

Cheese to Please

Presentation matters. Not only are Cheese to Please’s gourmet grazing boards packaged in charming, eco-friendly wooden rounds with wooden utensils tied with a brown paper bow, but founder Missy Stines is known to make her deliveries in a classic Volkswagen Beetle convertible with the top down. In November, Stines also introduced virtual grazing board workshops. Sign up for a course in charcuterie design via Zoom for company team-building or as a fun activity for you and a group of loved ones near and far. Cheese to Please, cheesetoplease.com

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Grazie Board Co.

A number of Instagram-only charcuterie and grazing table businesses have cropped up around the Detroit area. But one stands out. Unlike other social media-centric companies that provide various catering services, Grazie Board Co. offers boards and only boards. In addition to traditional grazing boards made with blends of cheeses, meats, fresh and dried fruits, olives, nuts, and crackers, clients can also try a brunch board, s’mores board, hot chocolate board, or even a candy board if you’d like. Grazie Board Co., @grazieboardco on Instagram for orders

Lit Boards

Unexpected accoutrements, from-scratch jams, and fresh herb garnishes light up the platters created by Lit Boards. We’re talking uniquely flavored cheeses — such as blueberry goat cheese, rose white cheddar, and lemon ricotta — white truffle popcorn, everything bagel olives, and pickles. You can also support this Black-owned business by purchasing a wooden Lit Board complete with a four-piece cheese knife set.  Lit Boards, lit-boards.business.site

Thyme & Honey 

Thyme & Honey specializes in charcuterie, in-home chef services, and catering. The company’s dishes are free of refined sugars, starches, and carbs, and all meat is Amish and halal. With Thyme & Honey’s charcuterie boards there’s room to play. Add a sinful touch to any board with sweet treats, such as chocolate-covered pretzels, meringues, and miniature jars of hot honey or preserves. Thyme & Honey, thymeandhoneyfood.com