International Picnic Day is June 18, and we think the best way to celebrate is with a delicious grazing board. Picture yourself in one of our 85 award-winning Plano parks with some loved ones and enough cheese, bread, and meat for everyone to enjoy. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, the end of the pandemic is in sight (hopefully) and you’re enjoying some fresh gouda. We’re here to help you make that happen. These are some of the best local places that will deliver your perfect grazing board to a Plano address.
Charcuterie Love is a family-owned business located in McKinney. Owner Rania Fakhouri prides herself on the fact that every item served is high quality and fresh, with produce bought daily. Customers may choose from an array of charcuterie platters that feed just one person to enough for 20 people, including your choice of 10 cheeses, six meats and 14 condiments. There are also options for smaller boards with cheese, fruit and crackers only or even large grazing tables for a special event.
Havin a Ball
Havin a Ball is a Dallas-based catering company owned by Kim Whiting. Among many offerings, charcuterie boards happen to be one of her specialties. Havin a Ball’s boards offer at least four different types of cheese and four different types of meat. Havin a Ball will also create custom charcuterie boxes that each serve one or two people with seven cheese options, four meat options and a homemade candy treat – perfect for your picnic! Kim says her boards include more meat and cheese than similar companies, with less use of bread and crackers as filler.
La Charcuterie Cherie
Kathy Anet, originally from New Orleans but now a Plano resident, was inspired to start La Charcuterie Cherie during the pandemic. She creates custom boards with an array of meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, dried fruit, crackers, spreads and more. Kathy can even create dessert boards, brunch boards or carved words on your board for a special occasion. La Charcuterie Cherie’s name is an homage to her French heritage and hometown.
Meet and Cheers
Howard and Lisa Patty own and operate Meet and Cheers out of Plano. They offer charcuterie boxes that are easily portable and delivered ready to serve. They source ingredients locally when possible; for instance, their honey is processed in McKinney. Meet and Cheers prides itself on offering an affordable option. They are able to create value for their customers by gathering orders for a specific delivery day, then sourcing fresh ingredients in bulk to lower costs and reduce waste. They also offer custom charcuterie boards for events and weddings in a variety of sizes.
The Modern Board
Judy Yang is a Plano local with her own grazing board company, The Modern Board. She offers boards in a range of sizes with options including artisan cheeses, charcuterie meats, olives, cornichons, seasonal fresh fruits, dried fruit, nuts, spreads, chocolates and assorted crackers. What makes The Modern Board unique is that Judy will also create custom boards that spell out a word or number for special occasions, or in shapes, like an engagement ring – perfect if your picnic is to pop the big question. She also offers board-building workshops that teach the tricks of her trade.