Jul 28, 2020 | Meet A Mom

Meet Raleigh mom Courtney Bowman, founder of Raleigh Cheesy, a cheese and charcuterie board business that adds the perfect addition to any event. Having sampled many of Courtney’s cheese boards, I can personally attest to their deliciousness. Courtney just launched a kickstarter for Raleigh Cheesy as they hope to open a storefront very soon! Please consider donating and supporting this great local business.

 

 
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?

I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and then moved to Texas to go to college. After college, I moved to Raleigh in 2013 and have been here ever since.

Children and Ages?

I have one daughter who just turned 3.

One thing people would be surprised to know about you…

If I make a charcuterie board for myself, I never include nuts or olives. I absolutely hate them. It’s a complete texture thing for me.

Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?

My husband! Hellloooo. I’m extremely grateful for him. He is the best partner and the best dad out there. We definitely treat parenthood as an equally shared load. He is the number one supporter of my dreams and I have always felt like we share the responsibilities of parenting our daughter equally, which I love. Stereotypically, we often see parenting primarily placed on the mom’s shoulders. But we have always decided from day one that we would co-parent in everything. Our company would not exist without him.

Favorite things to do with your kids?

Take her swimming. My child is a land mermaid, I’m convinced. She adores the water. Or taking her anywhere new. She is extremely expressive so anytime we see anything new or go anywhere new, she always is so excited.

Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world?
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I own a cheese and charcuterie board business called Raleigh Cheesy. We make custom cheeseboards and boxes and also teach classes for people to learn how to make them for themselves.
What does this community mean to you/How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
When COVID began in March, many of our large events and classes were cancelled, which could have been detrimental to our business. We started creating “date night boxes” which were smaller versions of our boards and offering pickup locations for them and this community has SHOWN UP in the best way. They have single-handedly kept our business afloat by continuing to purchase these date night boxes and we are so incredibly grateful. June was actually our highest grossing month to date, which was the last thing we expected in this season. The Raleigh community does an incredible job at supporting small businesses and our business is currently still running because of that support. We owe everything to this community.
 
Check us out on Instagram and order yourself a delicious cheese board for your next date night in or small gathering!

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