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

Boho Fall Charcuterie Board

Boho Fall Charcuterie Board

It is officially pumpkin season and I could not be more excited! Trader Joe’s just launched all of their fall goodies for this year and I have to say - I am impressed! I went the day they released their fall products and grabbed whatever they had, but I think everyone...

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How to Make Your Next Charcuterie Board Extra SPOOKY!

How to Make Your Next Charcuterie Board Extra SPOOKY!

Halloween is right around the corner and it is time to start preparing for all of our Halloween parties! When preparing for a board, especially around the holidays, we love to find simple ways to customize the board and make it unique to each individual event! There...

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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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Why Charcuterie?

Why Charcuterie?

For me and my family, charcuterie is a very special tradition. We started out doing boards on family vacations to California and Tennessee, now we do them almost every time we are together! When all 11 of us all get to come together (which isn’t very often) we want to...

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What Should I Put On A Basic Charcuterie Board?

What Should I Put On A Basic Charcuterie Board?

When preparing your grocery list for your next charcuterie board, it can feel overwhelming trying to remember everything that you need to buy for your board. There truly is no way to go wrong with charcuterie, but we want to walk alongside you today to help give you...

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Come Shop with Me @ Costco

Come Shop with Me @ Costco

Last week, I went through Trader Joes and showed you all of my favorite items to use on charcuterie boards. Today, join me as I take you through one of Costco and give you my tips for the best items to include in your charcuterie board. Costco is the best place to...

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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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