Grazing Cape Cod: Locally Sourced, Artfully Created

Cape Cod Life  /  July 2021 /

Writer: Christina Galt

“At Grazing Cape Cod, we source our ingredients locally, making sure every bite is delicious and local,” says owner and founder Rachel Rotunno. Since 2018, Rotunno has been feeding the idea of “grazing across the Cape” and in 2019, Rachel began her small business venture, Grazing Cape Cod.

Following her passion for healthy living, Rotunno found herself studying nutrition at UMASS Boston gaining an overwhelming appreciation for fresh local ingredients. While away at school, Rotunno was alerted of the news that her father had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, knowing in that moment nutrition had to become a priority, “When you have cancer, nutrients and food becomes very important. Growing up in an Italian household, there was always an abundance of fresh ingredients along with a plethora of meats and cheese,” shares Rotunno. “Every holiday there would always be some kind of extravagant display of cheeses – the healthiest thing on the menu? Probably not,” laughs Rotunno, “But it was so delicious! My father and I both shared a love for cheese.” 

Her idea for bringing grazing tables to the Cape started to arise in 2017, “I saw these wonderful grazing tables in Australia and California,” shares Rotunno, deciding she wanted to bring grazing to the Cape community. In 2018, Rotunno’s father lost his battle with cancer, but through that grief, Grazing Cape Cod was born. “Grazing really loves to focus on the fresh and local aspects of things, taking advantage of seasonal fruits and vegetables,” explains Rotunno. A Cape Cod native, Rotunno has found the Cape Cod community to be a constant inspiration, she shares, “Eating locally grown food supports our local farmers and in turn helps grow our local economy.” With artisan breads, hand selected premium cheeses, locally harvested honey, fresh foliage and more, Grazing Cape Cod has revamped the traditional charcuterie board. 

Grazing Cape Cod offers a selection of hand crafted, locally sourced artisan grazing boxes, tables and boards. Their grazing boxes are perfect for feeding an intimate 1-6 guests, followed by their grazing boards, which feeds 4-12 guests and if you’re expecting 15 or more guests, they recommend checking out their grazing tables. The team at Grazing Cape Cod will arrive at your desired time before your gathering, ensuring the ultimate Cape Cod grazing experience and will even take care of the cleanup afterwards. “It’s been quite the journey,” remarks Rotunno. “We just started doing luxury picnics in 2020,” she shares. “Providing our customers with a sense of intimacy as they take in the views of Cape Cod without having to lift a finger.” 

To see more from Grazing Cape Cod, visit grazingcapecod.com or call 508-817-2282 for more information.

Christina Galt

Christina Galt is the Digital Editor at Cape Cod Life Publications. Born and raised on the Cape, Christina has always had a love for the ocean and everything "Cape Cod." She found herself the perfect home away from home at the University of Rhode Island and double majored in Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies. After graduating, Christina came back to the Cape and started her journey at Cape Cod Life. She spends most of her free time with her family, especially her chocolate lab Sadie, and enjoys spending summers on her family’s boat.