2021 and 2022 were big years for boards, charcuterie boards that is. Instagram alone saw more than 2 million hashtags for #charcuterie over the past two years – crazy, right? This viral trend and internet sensation seemed to have been everywhere, with foodies and bloggers posting their themed charcuterie boards all over social media and with everyday entertainers sharing their creations with friends and family. It didn’t take long for the charcuterie to become creative. All kinds of boards started popping up – from mediterranean-themed boards, to chocolate-themed boards, and anything in between – even butter boards. The problem is that these boards were missing a key ingredient that actually makes them a charcuterie board; charcuterie. The misuse of the term easily led to confusion…
So as the “charcuterie board” trend rather quickly fades away, the demand for the good ol’ cheese board returns. And in accordance with Cheese Lover’s Day, we thought we’d compile a list of our favorite cheese boards, appropriate for cheese, sushi, charcuterie, or anything really… We don’t think of ourselves as cheese connoisseurs or anything, but we do know a thing or two about gifting, and cheese boards make excellent gifts for a variety of occasions, from weddings, to housewarmings, engagement parties, or even client gifts. But they most particularly make great gifts for foodies and turophiles alike (yep, we hadn’t heard of this word before either). So slice yourself some bread, pour some wine, and enjoy reading our picks for the top cheese boards out there.
Composed of dazzling white marble ethically sourced from Agra, India and rich, handcrafted acacia, this polished yet playful two-in-one set definitely takes the prize for most useful board. Great for dinner parties, opt to pair this board with a selection of cheese, and your gift is ready for immediate use.
A second-generation family-owned business, J.K. Adams produce handmade products from North American hardwoods in Dorset, Vermont. Their boards are so good, they’ve made their way to become New York’s Barbounia’s go-to serving boards. The stunning boards in this collection were illustrated by Vermont-based artist Laura Zindel.
BROOKLYN SLATE CO.
Brought to you by two food-obsessed Brooklynites with a family history in rock mining, this cheese board is customizable from A to Z. Plus, the slate’s vivid colors will contrast perfectly with any cheese selection, creating the most instagramable of moments.
LYNN & LIANA
These boards combine Acacia hardwood and eco-friendly epoxy to create one-of-a-kind pieces of serveware for any home to enjoy. Perfect for serving a group of 4-6 people, these paddle-shaped cheese boards make wonderful gifts for weddings, housewarmings, or for your very own dinner party!
This board may be on the higher end of the price point, but let us tell you why. Most cheese boards are great for presentation, but can’t actually be used as cutting boards. Not this one. This Andrew Peace board was made from thick cherry wood and finished with a double live edge, perfect to be taken from the counter, to the dinner table.
This Martha Stewart-approved piece was handcrafted from durable, high quality porcelain and features an elegant one-of-a-kind floral pattern. As the age-old saying goes, we eat with our eyes first, and this board is sure to tap into your giftee’s visual senses.
SERENA & LILY
Whitewashed mango wood and a dip-dye finish bring the perfect mix of natural and modern style to this serving board. Finished with leather handles for easy storage, it’s an entertaining must-have that also does double duty as a decorative accent. Gift it to a friend, or use it as the centerpiece for your summer date night.
This board made from premium wood allows you to not only engrave it with initials, but write an entire recipe on it! As a matter of fact, the brand’s laser engraving system allows you to transcribe any text in the exact style it was written. A wonderful sentimental piece for new homeowners, or as a unique family heirloom.
MARK & GRAHAM
This beautiful wood and marble board makes an elegant base for cheese. Handcrafted from polished marble and solid acacia wood, this board features carefully crafted beveled edges and carved corners. An excellent choice for an engagement party, this board can be engraved with a monogram of your choice.
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