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Ottercreek Charcuterie Boards Education Series

This event is now sold out. Please watch for future upcoming events.


Come meet the artist and enjoy an in-depth discussion about the history of handcrafted Charcuterie and Feasting Boards – including the importance of our native forests, and tips for presenting local food stories.


DATE: February 11

Limited classes will be available at our Mississauga and Etobicoke locations. Register early to secure your spot!


COST: $25.00

The reservation fee includes a seat at our Artisan presentation as well as a $25 Sheridan Nurseries Gift Card issued at the event which can be used throughout our garden center.



Artisanal woodworker David Schonberger is the owner and founder of Ottercreek Woodworks Inc. in Tillsonburg, Ontario. Specializing in hardwoods found in Southwestern Ontario’s vast Carolinian forests, David is recognized for his artistic interpretation of the culinary wooden serving board. His works can be found throughout Canada and around the world.


David has been awarded:

  • 2021 Ontario’s Southwest Sustainability Trailblazer of the Year
  • 2019 Ontario Culinary Experience of the Year
  • 2018 Ontario’s Southwest Innovative Experience of the Year

We are proud to work with David and bring his fine products to our guests to build their own experiences around.


What you will learn: 

  • About the artist
  • The importance of the Carolinian forests – the value in forest ecosystems
  • Why charcuterie boards? – the importance of gathering, the significance of the charcuterie eating experience
  • Types of charcuterie boards – and how to choose the right board for the occasion
  • Feasting or charcuterie boards – find a board that speaks to you!
  • What makes a great charcuterie board – The food story being told on the board
  • Great things to include on a charcuterie board – foods to consider to ‘Dress to Impress’
  • Board maintenance – cleaning and care
  • Enjoy – a locally sourced cheese and honey appetizer
  • Q&A


Please note that in the event of severe weather conditions, the event would be rescheduled. If this occurs, you will be contacted on the day of the event.