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I'm Sofia


Welcome to The Graze Academy. This is a community of cheese lovers wanting to take their hobby to the bank! 

I started my business Olive & Nectar while working at my full time job in Hollywood. 

I would create boards for clients, style grazing tables on weekends, and eventually had to call out "sick" when I would get bigger orders on the weekdays. 

So many people would send me messages on Instagram asking me "Oh my god, I want to do this" and "Where did you find that? How did you cut that? How do you charge?"  At first, I was feeling protective of sharing my secrets. Then I realized, why? There are so many events out there, I can share what I've learned.  Thereafter, I fell in love with sharing the art of grazing tables with other entrepreneurs
That's why I have created the FIRST business courses for people like YOU. :)

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How can you expect to make a profit if you don't invest in yourself? You'll lose money that way. 

I started my Board Business at the end of 2017 called Olive & Nectar. I was working full-time at a job while trying to get my name out there. I overspent on props and produce, I didn't know about entities or DBA's, permits, and I certainly didn't make a profit because I had no clue on how to manage money coming in. I was desperate to make boards and tables for people. I loved doing it so the money part wasn't my main intention...But I clearly needed it to be as I overspent in the wrong areas and came out negative. 
After much experience and many mistakes, I was able to grow my business and make more money doing tables than at my 9-5 job. Can you believe that? I even went through the doubt of sending that $2500 invoice. Thinking, "Am I really deserving of this?"
Yes. I am. And so are you!

I've designed this course for people who have experience with their creative side and need some nurturing on the business end of things. (Google doesn't have all the answers.)  And then for people who are not fully in touch with the "creative side" Or have done boxes only...I've created Grazeology 101. A video that teaches you how to make a Flat Lay with all my secret coloring techniques, layering, and more. Check out my shop. We have other great products to jump-start your career today!! 

Styled & Layered Grazing Course



already have your board business?

my courses


for beginners


Board to Business Blueprint


Grazeology 101


Step by step



"This community Sofia has created has truly been the support and motivation I needed to turn this hobby into a business. The content of the course has helped me create a plan of action. Thanks to The Graze Academy, I feel so much more organized and motivated"

- @blissfulboardspgh

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I'm Sofia Dedola

I've created the very first digital course for cheeseboard lovers to make their hobby into a business.