West Des Moines, Iowa

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Cheese Eating Officer

Ms. Abbi Gibson

“Hi!! If you are like me, you love cheese. You can eat it during times of celebration, it is absolutely delicious, and it can provide comfort in times of need. Truly -- cheese is magical. For me, cheese by itself has always been the sixth food group. Growing up with a British dad and a Midwest mom, there weren’t many moments when I don’t remember a cheese plate on our family table. Sometimes served as an appetizer, sometimes as the closer, but most importantly always there. From wine nights with friends, to large dinner parties, to the “treat yo-self” nights in, cheese is sophisticated, simple, and something we can’t live without.”

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CEO - One Board Gal

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My name is Abbi Gibson, and I was raised in San Diego, CA. I currently work in the event planning and corporate travel industry. My love and passion for events and food eventually lead me to create One Board Gal!

My junior year of college, I studied abroad in Granada, Spain. It was in Granada that I began to develop a much deeper appreciation for food (including cheese) and wine as an art form. In Spanish culture, meals are eaten very slowly and meant to be a time to reconnect with friends and share the day with family. 

After college, I began working in the golf industry with the Ladies Professional Golf Association. I learned a lot about large events and eventually came to Iowa for the Solheim Cup in 2017. Although I enjoyed the tournament, I did not think the Midwest was for me. However, it only took being back in CA for about 8 months for me to realize that Iowa really was calling more.

Before I knew it, I was back in Des Moines, IA – the place I now have called home for three years and have since recruited my brother, mother, and father to live as well. While Iowa doesn’t have the same beautiful beaches as CA, the people and pace have made this place feel like home. 

While COVID 19 slowed down the travel and event industry, it also opened a door to discovering new skills and dreams I never knew I had. I first started One Board Gal with the hopes to bring cheese and charcuterie into the homes of Des Moines residents. Throughout the past 6 months, however, it has turned into something much more than I ever could imagine. While I continue to learn more about the cheese, charcuterie, and wine industry, I hope to inspire and bring knowledge to all who are ready to learn.

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Send us a message. If you email us over the weekend, we will respond the next business day. Otherwise, we will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours. West Des Moines, Iowa.


We deliver memorable boards for any occasion. From birthday celebrations to corporate gifting, One Board Gal is your partner in bringing delicious fun to any event.



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