Board at Home expands across US

By Jim Cornall contact

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The Board at Home kits are now available in three sizes across the US.  Pic: Board at Home
The Board at Home kits are now available in three sizes across the US. Pic: Board at Home

Related tags: Cheese, coronavirus, COVID-19

California’s Rumiano Cheese Company, which set up Board at Home to help support California’s smaller producers, artisan cheesemakers, and the restaurant industry during the coronavirus pandemic, is expanding its curated kits of artisanal cheese and charcuterie with next-day delivery in the continental US.

Currently available in three sizes, Board at Home kits feature an assortment of small-batch, hand-crafted cheeses, charcuterie, crackers, jam, nuts, and other accompaniments sourced from a rotating selection of Californian food producers who utilize ethically-sourced ingredients and sustainable practices.

The growing roster of artisan partners includes Chico Honey Co., Cypress Grove, Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate, Napa Nuts, Olli Salumeria, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, Rogue Creamery, Rumiano Cheese Company, Rustic Bakery, Ryan Creek Root Cellar, Small Batch Jam Co., Stuyt Creamery, Tomales Farmstead Creamery, and Wm. Cofield Cheesemakers.

“The Cheesy One” Board at Home kit is $75 and includes three wedges of artisanal cheese (18 ounces total) and a 4-ounce box of crackers.

The “(No) Picnic In The Park” Board at Home kit is $85 and includes three wedges of artisanal cheese (18 ounces total), 6 ounces of salami, a 3.4 ounce jar of jam, and a 4-ounce box of crackers.

“The Golden State Crate” Board at Home kit is $100 and includes three wedges of artisanal cheese (18 ounces total), 6 ounces of salami, a 3.4 ounce jar of jam, 4 ounces of nuts and two 4-ounce boxes of crackers.

Every Board at Home kit supports small-scale cheese producers, dairy farmers, and other artisanal makers whose businesses have been severely impacted by COVID-19, and 5% of proceeds from every purchase are donated to The LEE Initiative to provide emergency assistance to small, independent restaurants and restaurant workers.

“We're excited to be able to introduce consumers across the country to California's amazing cheesemakers and small-scale artisans,”​ Raymond Rumiano, co-owner of Rumiano Cheese Company and partner at Board at Home, said.

“Artisans have been struggling, and Board at Home is our way of helping by providing a platform to showcase their world class goods to a whole new audience. Now with overnight shipping we can expand their reach all the way across the country.”

Ben Pavlovic, partner at Board at Home, said, “Since launching three months ago in three California markets, we found that many of our customers chose Board at Home for corporate gifts and a huge portion of our sales came from companies that sent kits to their entire teams for virtual group tasting events led by our world class artisans.”

The company plans to continue expanding its offerings and its virtual experiences for groups and companies. Prior to national expansion, Board at Home completed pilot programs in San Francisco, Orange County and Los Angeles, California.

 

Related topics: Manufacturers, Cheese, COVID-19

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