The pandemic has allowed Sandra Slauenwhite-Box time to focus and bring something that has always been a dream to reality

June 2021 marks the seventh-month anniversary of her new business, Prosciutto & Brie Charcuterie.

A self-described “lifelong foodie,” Slauenwhite-Box loves to dine out, cook, be creative and make beautiful and delicious food.

“I wanted to offer our community a gourmet product that is the perfect sensory combination of visual beauty and exquisite taste,” she said.

Prosciutto & Brie Charcuterie is a specialty catering company that offers gourmet grazing boxes, charcuterie boards and grazing tables with options ranging from traditional charcuterie, to themed boxes for special occasions.

The boxes come in a variety of sizes and can add a special touch for any occasion including holidays, weddings, birthdays, date nights, virtual parties, business meetings, as a thank you, bridal showers or anything really, Slauenwhite-Box added.

She hand picks each item in each box, scouring the highest quality ingredients internationally and partnering locally whenever possible. For her, every bite is important and presentation as important as taste.

She said the new business has been wellreceived with “amazing and encouraging feedback.” There have also been continuous requests to cater weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and virtual parties.

She said she is looking forward to summer “and continuing putting forward our best visual culinary experience whether it’s for a larger catered event or for one person’s enjoyment at home.”

While COVID-19 gave her the time and space to follow her heart’s business desires, Slauenwhite-Box said that despite the lockdowns and restrictions, “food is still one of the pleasures everyone can enjoy from the comfort of their homes.”

She said they have had businesses order individual sized boxes for their staff to have them open at home with a bottle of wine and host virtual staff parties. She added friends and families have also organized virtual charcuterie parties.

“People have adapted and been very creative with finding ways to gather around food and come together while still following the new rules.

“I hope through my new charcuterie business, I can bring joy through food during difficult times and join people together in creative new ways.”

Slauenwhite-Box added, “The Haliburton Highlands is a beautiful environment and I have been fortunate to live, work, volunteer and play here for over 14 years. The community is made up of wonderful people and businesses and Prosciutto & Brie Charcuterie strives to be a part of that and to enrich the County with a gourmet specialty food service.”

Find her at prosciuttoandbriecharcuterie. ca, Instagram – prosciuttoandbrie; and Facebook – Prosciutto & Brie Charcuterie.

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