Hi there, I'm Nedine, the Chief Cheese Officer of Grate Expectations. I was born and raised in Syracuse, NY and now live in The Capital Region, which makes me your #upstatenycheesegirl. I specialize in creating custom cheese and charcuterie boards.
Pre-Covid, hosting friends was one of my favorite pastimes, a trait passed down from my mom no doubt. She is the queen of social gatherings, and has taught me that we eat with our eyes first; therefore presentation is equally important to taste.
Creating graze boards became a passion of mine. I love that every board is custom, with no two boards looking exactly the same. They are the quickest, and prettiest way to feed my guests during movie or game nights - with fewer dishes, which is an added benefit for sure!
After many words of encouragement from family and friends, Grate Expectations was formed in November of 2019.
Grate Expectations is here to help you be the ultimate host with graze boards and boxes to fit any occasion.
These creations are perfect for:
- Date Night
- Self care/treat yourself
- Baby Showers
- Bridal Showers
- Corporate gifting
Looking to send a gift to a good friend or essential worker to show gratitude? This is a great option!
To ensure freshness, all boards are made the day of delivery.
They are best enjoyed the day of, but may be stored in the refrigerator overnight. Please allow the box to come to room temperature before eating (about a half hour), and place the crackers provided on a plate!
I offer boards to suit every diet:
Vegetarian, Vegan, keto, gluten free to name a few.
I am currently offering free contact-less delivery within a 5 mile radius of Latham, NY on weekends. Anything beyond the 5 mile radius is subject to a .79/mile charge.A pickup option will also be available on weekends. Please see order form for available dates.
Grate Expectations is available midweek for City Drop only. Cities, dates and times are listed on the order form and change weekly. If you are looking for a specific date and time, please note it on your order form and I will respond back to you within 24 hours.
I also have two new pickup locations:
1. Flower Press Shop
Fridays Noon - 6pm
Saturdays Noon - 4pm
2. Albany Distiling Co
Thursday & Friday 4pm - 10pm
Saturday 2pm - 10pm