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Virtual Networking - Cheese / Charcuterie Board Making Class

27 Oct 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT

Event Details

Event will start at 6:00 sharp.  Please log in a few minutes early.  The zoom link for this event was sent out on October 26th.  If you registered for this event and did not receive the zoom link, please email us right away.


Join us for a virtual networking event built around a cheese / charcuterie board making class!

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Zoom (link will be sent out after registration / payment)

Registration: $35 for voting, student & affiliate members | $45 for corporate members

Expand your contacts and delight your taste buds..... join us at this unique online event to network with you colleagues as we learn to make a beautiful cheese / charcuterie board for entertaining or gifting (or just to snack on)!

We will send you a presentation-ready Seneca mango-wood board, along with the non-perishable ingredients for your cheese / charcuterie creation (crackers, dried fruits, nuts and a jar of preserves).  We'll also send you a list of suggested items to add to your board - all cheeses and meats readily available in your local supermarket - and an instruction sheet of how to prepare your board.

Then Posh Pantry - featuring cheese connoisseur Kit Stroh as our host - will talk us through how to make the perfect cheese / charcuterie board.... creativity is encouraged... and beverage pairing suggestions will be offered.

Plus... we will draw for some amazing door prizes!!

(For this event, we will provide your name and address to Posh Pantry so that they can direct-ship the materials to you in advance.  Materials can be shipped to any address within BC.)

Please note that the materials for this class will be sent to the home mailing address in your profile, or if no home address is listed, then to your work mailing address.  If no address is included in your profile, you will not receive the materials.  It is your responsibility to ensure your address is up to date.  Please take a moment to check your profile to ensure your information is current.

Also note that full payment is required in order to complete your registration: please pay with your credit card on our website immediately upon registering.  Unpaid registrations will be canceled.

Below is a photo of what you can expect to make during this class (although yours will be on a gorgeous 10x10" wooden board rather than a white plate).


This event is generously sponsored by ZSA Legal Recruitment!

Here's what you will receive (shipped to your home address - please make sure the address in your BCPA profile is correct):

  • Seneca mango-wood cheese board
  • crackers
  • dried fruits
  • nuts
  • jar of preserves


Here's what you'll need to buy (feel free to substitute according to your preferences):

  • approx. 100 g slice of brie (double or triple cream)
  • approx. 100 g block of aged white cheddar (or havarti, emmentaler or any other semi-firm white cheese)
  • small bunch of grapes
  • 1 apple or kiwi
  • handful of blackberries (or blueberries)
  • approx. 100 g of sliced salami
  • approx. 100 g of prosciutto
  • edible flowers and/or fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, etc.)


Questions?  Email us.


Beverage Pairing Tips


Sparkling wines are incredible with soft, creamy cheeses.

Sparkling wines have high acidity and carbonation, which offer a palate-cleansing effect to creamy, sticky cheeses such as Brie.
(try  this, this or this... or this for a non-alcoholic option... or this for an interesting beer pairing)


Bold red wines pair best with aged cheeses.

As cheese ages and loses water content, it becomes richer in flavor with its increased fat content.

These two attributes are ideal for matching bold red wines because the fat content in the cheese counteracts the high tannins in the wine. For the best results, select cheeses aged at least a year, including Cheddar.
(look for this,  this, this… or this pricey one... or for a good beer pairing, try this)


A dry rosé pairs well with Havarti.

The crisp, red fruit you find in a dry Rosé is delicious but delicate, and the mellow flavor you find in a Havarti complements the wine gracefully without overpowering it. In addition to this, the steely minerality of a dry Rosé (such as one from Provence) is a great contrast to the smooth, soft texture of the cheese.
(try this, this, this or that)


Try a fruity wine with nutty, medium-firm cheeses.

The ever-present red berry fruit of a Pinot Noir or Zweigelt is the perfect match for the nutty flavors found in a medium-firm cheese like Emmentaler. Both have just the right amount of aroma and complexity to them, without running the risk of one overpowering the other.
(look for Pinot Noir here, here or here, and look for Zweigelt here)


Mild charcuterie.

Without spicy or smoked flavors, mild charcuterie such as prosciutto can easily pair with a variety of wines.  Sparkling wines, light-bodied or aromatic white wines, rosé wine, and light or medium-bodied reds will all work well.

(look for this, this or maybe this, and find a non-alcoholic option here)


Bold charcuterie.

Bold charcuterie such as salami is a great option if you want to open a bolder wine with higher tannins. Though aromatic white wines also offer a delicious contrast of flavors.

(think about this onethis one or this one... or go big with  this one)


Beverage Pairing Tips compiled from Wine Folly, Stanley Park Brewing, Strange Fellows Brewing.

Kit has been studying and tasting cheeses from all over the world for the past 5 years. An avid entertainer, Kit began incorporating her knowledge of cheese with pairing strategies and garnish techniques to make beautifully arranged boards for friends and family. 

This event is open to BC Paralegal Association members only.  Full payment is required in order to complete your registration.  Please pay immediately with your credit card on our website to avoid your registration being canceled.  One ticket per person.  Space is limited, and registration closes at 4:00 on Wednesday, October 12th.  Register early to avoid disappointment.

NO REFUNDS...  Because of the advanced planning and financial commitment the BCPA undertakes to host this event, cancelations are not possible, and refunds cannot be granted.  All ticket sales are final. 

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27 Oct 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT

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  • via Zoom - link will be sent to registrants