Hi! I’m Abigail!

Bringing people together
is my jam.*

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but people are becoming more and more independent and isolated these days.

Sure, some of that has to do with a global pandemic. But it started long before 2020.

People (and not just kids) are spending more time online than they are face-to-face with other humans, and that doesn’t seem to be doing anyone any good.

So I’m doing what I can to encourage people to be together again. Let’s hang out in one another’s homes, stand around the kitchen island, enjoy yummy food, and reconnect. (Even if those gatherings have to be smaller for a little while longer.)

I don’t think we’re meant to do life alone.
Charcuterie Collective is my way of bringing people together.

*Actual jam is my jam, too. We use my mom’s recipes for our charcuteries boards, and they are *chef’s kiss*.

I know you’re thinking it.

Yes, I’m young.

But I’ve been creating charcuterie boards for a long time.

It’s all my aunt’s fault.

We were on a family vacation, and I walked into the living room one day to find a gorgeous spread on the coffee table: meats, cheeses, nuts, pretzels, fruit. I was speechless. And I had to try it for myself.

I started experimenting with my own boards, and from the moment I began posting them on social media, I was flooded with messages. Can you please make one of these for me?

So here I am, with my own business, having the time of my life—and I’d love to help you have the time of your life, too. (Or at least the event of your life.)

The Food is Love Blog

Come Shop with Me @ Trader Joes

Come Shop with Me @ Trader Joes

Join me as I take you through one of my favorite stores to get all the best items for charcuterie boards. I’m giving you an insider look at all of my go to things from Trader Joe’s for my charcuterie boards. From cheeses to garnishes, I include it all in this list and...

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The Story Behind Our Business

The Story Behind Our Business

Welcome to the Charcuterie Collective! My name is Abigail Schlesinger and I am the Owner and Operator of the Charcuterie Collective! We are a charcuterie board company located out of Phoenix, Arizona and we work to achieve our goal of bringing people together in a...

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Cannoli Dip

Cannoli Dip

When it comes to our brunch boards, there is one thing that everyone always comes back for. Our cannoli dip is a fan favorite at any party and always keeps guests coming back for more. This creamy dip makes the best combination to pair with the brunch board. Growing...

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Brunch Charcuterie

Brunch Charcuterie

Would you believe me if I told you that you could have charcuterie for breakfast? Yes, you can! No matter what time of day it is, you can always make a charcuterie board to fit the occasion! Some of my favorite boards that we make for our clients are brunch boards!...

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Top Gun Theme Board

Top Gun Theme Board

This post will take you through the list of everything we used to build a Top Gun: Maverick themed charcuterie board, as well as provide you with other ideas to use on your own board, so that you can create a handcrafted charcuterie board with confidence!

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Community

Community

Our business was built off of the idea of community.   My passion was to create a business that would create a space for you to gather with your favorite people and build relationships. In our online course, “Charcuterie Made Simple” we talk often about how at an...

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How To: Jarcuterie & Charcuterie Cones

How To: Jarcuterie & Charcuterie Cones

You may or may not have seen the trend that has suddenly taken over social media- Jarcuterie! Instead of having one big grazing table for your guests at your event, you can provide each guest with their own individual jar or “cone” with all of the parts of a...

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How To: Brie Cutouts

How To: Brie Cutouts

Looking for a way to make your charcuterie board personalized for your event?   I have a simple and easy idea that can easily take a simple & plain piece of brie and turn it into a statement piece of your board! Customize your board for any party,...

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