WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – October 2020

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Cheese And Charcuterie Boards Are At The Center Of Julie And Aaron Menitoff’s Latest Venture

Say Cheese

Cheese and charcuterie displays are no longer only for expensive catered affairs, thanks to CheeseBoarder.com. PHOTO BY LIBBYVISION.COM

Their smiles are charming, but it’s the unforgettable events Julie and Aaron Menitoff put together that really win people over. These days, their productions are downright cheesy. The Wellington couple recently launched CheeseBoarder.com, shipping artistically presented, small-batch, artisanal cheeses and cured meats straight to customers’ doorsteps. While the gourmet noshing is new, the creativity, quality and presentation behind it are inherent to every project the Menitoffs undertake. As the own-

ers of Wellington Hospitality Group, the couple has catered gatherings for the likes of Prince Harry, Bruce Springsteen and Serena Williams. They have developed hospitality programs for the most prestigious equestrian events in the world, built an eco-resort in Nicaragua and catered private parties for Palm Beach’s elite. Then came 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. Suddenly, social events were wiped from every calendar. Travel was grounded. Catering was put on the back burner, leaving Julie, Aaron and their

team looking for innovative ways to support their hospitality company. After 16 years in the business, the Menitoffs knew cheese and charcuterie displays were the most requested catering items and often used as centerpieces at cocktail receptions. One of their last, large-scale events before the pandemic was an engagement party for equestrians Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar. They created a magnificent, 40foot grazing table. “They produced an incredible cheese and charcuterie display for our engagewellington the magazine | october 2020

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