Mouse in the House sells charcuterie boards of all sizes in Chesterfield
Charcuterie fans have a new place to get their fix: Mouse in the House opened late last year in West County. The business creates and distributes charcuterie boards of all shapes and sizes from its home in The District at 17057 N. Outer 40 Suite 150A in Chesterfield. In-store dining is not offered, but Mouse in the House wants to make grazing easy for everyone in the comfort of their homes, businesses or at events.
“I’ve been creating charcuterie boards, grazing tables and teaching long before charcuterie was cool,” said owner Heather Stein. “I come from a long line of culinary goddesses, and amazing food has always been the golden thread that kept life together. I love to entertain and, with the recent pandemic, I realized that the friends and family that surround us are what's most important. I wanted to enable others to host friend [and] family events with less stress and still have kickass food.”
With charcuterie boards, imagination really is the limit. Mouse in the House offers nearly every type of meat, cheese, cracker and any other snacking tidbit under the sun – in whatever amount you need. “We offer everything from single serving charcuterie to grazing tables to serve hundreds. I would guess that our product line may expand a touch, but right now it’s working great,” said Stein.“We have a large selection of both domestic and imported products; our inventory fluctuates based on availability. I’m passionate about smaller, family-owned businesses, and our goal is to have products you can't get in the big box stores.”
As for Stein’s personal favorite items, she has a few to recommend.“I have so many products that I love,” said Stein. “We have some absolutely delicious cured meats from a smaller producer, Smoking Goose, out of Indianapolis. They create some of the best salamis I have had, hands down. We also are working with a local gentleman [Bob Brangle] that wood fire smokes pistachios – he calls them Tastachios, and they are so addictive.”
Currently, most orders are made one day prior to pickup; however, Stein plans to implement a new service model in February. “When things get rolling a bit, we will have a cold prep table like you’d find at Subway, so you will be able to come in and we can create something together,” she said.
Stein’s goal with Mouse in the House is to bring people together with food. “There is really nothing better than sharing some delicious food with the people you care most about. I have always felt that when you prepare food for people it’s an extension of the admiration and joy you have for them being in your life,” said Stein. “[And] we are here to make entertaining easy and fun. Order online, let me know when you need your board and just pop into the store and pick it up. We would be so delighted to create custom charcuterie just for [you].”
Mouse in the House is currently open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and open by appointment for private events and classes. Stein expects she may offer delivery in the future, but all orders must be picked up for now. You can also look for her boards at venues around town in the near future, though nothing is set in stone just yet.
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