FAQ's

How much will my event cost ?

Charcuterie-style catering is a great way to feed LOTS of people inexpensively and beautifully. Rates are dependent on quantity of guests, the length of your event, portion preference, location, and special requests. Please contact us to get a quote for your event. Pricing is as low as $12.46/person for a 2-hour event with cocktail portions for 300+ guests. As an additional example– for 150 guests, a 2-hour event with cocktail portions is as low as $15.69/person. Our pricing is generally more equitable for larger-scale events with 100+ guests.  Pricing does not include gratuity or taxes. An additional 10-20% gratuity is appreciated for a job well done! 

What's the difference between a cocktail portion and dinner portion?

Cocktail portions are 3-4 oz servings per person. Dinner portions are 6-8 oz servings per person.

Where do you source your ingredients and produce?

We provide artisan breads and crackers, dips, jams, premium cheeses, cured meats, and fresh produce. Our ingredients and fresh produce are sourced locally and seasonally.

What payment forms do you accept?

We accept Venmo, all major credit cards and checks. For credit card transactions, we do impose an additional 3% fee to cover merchant processing.

What about deposits, date changes, or cancellations?

A non-refundable deposit in the amount of 50% of the total cost is due upon signing of a contract. This guarantees your event date. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the event. The deposit may be used for a date change, if necessary.  While we do our best to accommodate date changes, if there is no availability for the alternate date, the deposit shall be forfeited. Cancellations made prior to 30 days before the event will forfeit the 50% deposit. Cancellation made less than 30 days prior to the event date shall forfeit all payments received.

Do your employees have food handlers' permits?

Yes! All employees are required to obtain a food handler’s permit before working an event. In addition, all employees receive additional training we provide to help keep your event running smoothly and safely.

Can you provide special accommodations?

We are happy to provide most special accommodations to make your event perfect for your needs. Examples include:

  • Food accommodations such as gluten-free, lactose-free, or nut-free
  • We LOVE to integrate any decor you provide to us for use (example: lamps, florals, greenery, linens, etc.)
  • Have something else in mind? Just ask!

what do you do with the left-overs?

We bring ziplocks to gather leftovers by category (meats, cheeses, veggies, fruit, crackers, chocolates, etc). Then you get to decide if you want to take it all home yourself (bring your own cooler!), or allow your remaining guests (often close friends and family) to come and make their own to-go bags using the ziplocks we’ve brought. 

For weddings and receptions, we also have a to-go box that we pack up for the bride and groom. We usually have someone place that in their get-away car and notify the bride and groom that it’s there for them.

Tell me about the owner(s) . . .

“Little Gouda” is Camilla Smith, age 16, high school student, lacrosse player, Spanish speaker and budding entrepreneur. She is joined by her mom– marketer and serial entrepreneur– Cassandra Smith.

Camilla wanted to combine her love of beautiful, healthy food and art and have a flexible job that worked with her busy schedule as a student. Inspired by Invest Nest, a program for teaching and encouraging entrepreneurship at her local high school, Camilla started her own company– Little Gouda.

We’re so excited to have built Little Gouda by bringing affordable, delicious, and visually stunning grazing tables to Utah! We look forward to working with you!

what is charcuterie-style catering?

Charcuterie-style catering is a growing trend, but it is a very old concept that can be traced back to ancient Rome. The word “charcuterie” comes from the French word “chair” (flesh) and “cuit” (cooked.) Today, Charcuterie-style grazing tables are bursting with beautifully displayed artisan breads, crackers, dips, jams, premium cheeses, cured meats and fresh produce. Our bountiful tablescapes turn grazing into an experience!

Do you have my event date available?

Contact us to check our availability for your date! We’d love to bring an affordable, delicious and visually stunning grazing table to your event!

What is included in your service offering?

Aside from amazingly displayed foods, we provide 
  • Managing the grazing tables throughout the event. Trust us. You want your grazing tables to look good from beginning to end!
  • Woods, boards, platters, risers, crates, and bowls to use in display
  • Disposable plates, napkins, and utensils– your choice of gold or silver highlights
  • Serving utensils 
  • Delivery to event
  • A minimum of one (1) catering staff that will supply grazing table set up, during-event management, and post-event clean up
  • Travel within 60 miles of Provo/Orem with no additional travel charge

What isn't included in your service offering?

We keep our prices low because our services are beautifully simple. The following are NOT included unless special arrangements are made: 
  • Drinks
  • Cups
  • Desserts ( we do incorporate several sweet touches into the table like chocolate-covered pretzels, palmiers, etc.)
  • Linens
  • Tables
  • Florals and decorations 

What KINDS OF FOODS WOULD I EXPECT TO SEE?

Depending on the portion size you request– cocktail or dinner– we plan for 1-3 oz in crackers and breads, 1-3 oz in cheese, 1-3 oz in produce, and 1-3 oz in meats per person. Local and seasonal supply may cause variations in offerings available, but typical offerings may include bread and crackers such as pita crackers, chocolate covered pretzels, baguettes, mini pita breads, and bagel chips. 

You can also expect cured meats such as Prosciutto, Salami, Pepperoni (large rounds), and Pastrami. We can usually include some smoked salmon, and we also typically provide some mixed nuts. Hard cheeses such as gouda, cheddar, and pepper jack are included along with soft cheeses such as havarti and brie. Crumble cheeses, such as blue or asiago are also usually included. We often include some parmesan shaved wisps, along with a variety of cheese balls. Some of our cheeses are supplied by award-winning Heber Valley Artisan Cheese. 

Produce may include grapes, berries, cherries, celery, carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, olives, and pickles. We also add in some favorite dips. Dips typically include hummus, dijon mustard, ranch, a pineapple habanero glaze, smoked gouda, and a raspberry jam.

Depending on whether your event is indoor or outdoor, we may include turkey or chicken breast rolled into beautiful floral shapes. With an outdoor venue, we will try to limit these food types due to food safety concerns. 

If you have a specific request, we can try to accommodate it, but generally we just want you to enjoy your day and trust the editable art display to us! For some visual imagery of what your grazing table may look like, you can review our gallery on our website.

our timeline and WHAT TO EXPECT . . .

Once you submit a quote request, we will respond to that quote and confirm our availability. We generally like to schedule a call after sending you a quote to answer any questions and provide any additional details you may need. If you decide to move forward with the quote, you will pay a 50% deposit to save the date. One month prior to the event, we will confirm guest quantity and the remaining balance will need to be paid. One week prior to the event, we will confirm final details. We plan to arrive at your event 2 hours before service time. Once the table is set up, we offer your photographer and videographer to take pictures and videos prior to opening the table to your guests. During the event, we continue to restock and beautify the table, and we pack a to-go box for the bride and groom, if applicable. As the event winds down, we begin to clean up and gather leftovers for you (and/or your guests) in ziplocks. Before leaving, we will do a final check in with you once the kitchen and serving areas are fully restored and clean. Post event, you’ll receive an email from us, requesting feedback and a Google review.