Cheese & Crackers Serving Board

Celebrate the ampersand's elegant shape with this solid maple wood board for serving cheese and crackers.
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$48.00

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A snack spread simply isn't a snack spread without cheese and crackers. Highlight the all-important "&" with this text-friendly cheeseboard, made from North American maple and featuring a teak oil finish. When it's not smartly displaying a hearty feast of brie and rosemary crackers, this handsome design makes an artful addition to your kitchen sideboard or bar tabletop. Made in Dorset, Vermont.

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The Cheese & Crackers Serving Board was designed by UncommonGoods’ Product Development team, and produced by J.K. Adams. Our team's design responded to an apparent need to present an assortment of cheese and crackers in an organized and attractive way. The form of an ampersand presented a solution by providing the right distribution of spaces to organize the food. Our Product Development team collaborated with JK Adams to produce this concept in a high-quality maple board.

The J.K. Adams Company was founded in Dorset, VT in 1944, by Josiah Adams. In 1949, the Cooper family purchased the company and has owned it ever since. In the early years, the company produced wooden drafting equipment, slide rules, and surveying equipment. The company also did contract wood manufacturing and produced products such as wooden shoe shine boxes. As technology started to replace many of these products, the company started to design and manufacture cutting boards and other housewares. Some of the houseware innovations attributed to J.K. Adams are angled knife blocks, in-drawer knife racks and numerous innovative cutting board designs. The company now employs 48 people, many of whom have been with the company for over twenty years. The company has been from it founding and remains committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Cheese & Crackers Serving Board qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

The Cheese & Crackers Serving Board fuses form and function: the carved-out ampersand [&] provides decorative appeal as well as built-in channels to hold crackers, while the cutting board spaces between channels provide ample room for cutting and serving cheese.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

"Our mission is to put a J.K. Adams product in the hands of every person who is passionate about their kitchen, about the food they make, and about the connections made while entertaining with good food and good friends. We will design and produce products that are exceptional from a functional, aesthetic, and quality standpoint and will always stand by them with a full 100% replacement guarantee. We will continually work to prove that well run companies with committed and customer focused employees can grow and prosper by producing high quality products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner in the United States."


fair wage

J.K. Adams pays employees a starting wage of $12/hr., which exceeds Bennington County's living wage.

- Local (Vermont State) minimum wage: $9.15
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Bennington County: $9.82


paid time off

All full time employees receive 9 paid holidays and earn PTO based on years of service, from 1 to 4 weeks. They also receive 3 paid personal days off per year, available on January 1st and to be used within the calendar year.


recycling primary/secondary materials

J.K. Adams recycles all of its primary material (wood). All of their scrap and by-product pieces of wood are collected and burned in one of two wood-burning furnaces, which in turn reduces their dependence on fossil fuels. The sawdust they generate is collected in two 20-foot containers and sold to local dairy farms.


charitable giving

J.K. Adams has a long history of supporting local charities. These non-profit organizations include their local library, an organization focused on their local forests, a local theater, and organizations focused on numerous health and educational issues. In 2014, they provided these organizations with financial and product donations for events and auctions totaling $10,000.

The company supports local farmers and producers. During the summer months, a local farm operates a produce stand two days a week from in front of their building, and in the winter, they host the Sunday Dorset Farmers Market in their manufacturing facility.


Environmentally Friendly Materials

North American maple and teak oil—natural source materials.

Resourceful Packaging

The Cheese & Crackers Serving Board is packed in a partially recycled and 100% recyclable corrugated carton, which is also compostable.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Cheese & Crackers Serving Board: UncommonGoods.

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
maple, teak oil
Measurements
16.75" L x 13.75" W x 1" H; 5.25 lbs.
Care
Wash with warm soapy water and dry immediately. For long term care, apply mineral oil or beeswax wood conditioner every few months.

Help condition and preserve your board with mineral oil.
Item ID
24830

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsCheese & Crackers Serving Board
 
4.8

(based on 393 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (330)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (103)
  • Ergonomic (88)
  • Creative & functional (35)
  • High quality material (31)
  • Unique (31)

Cons

  • Difficult to clean (13)
  • Heavy (5)
  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Cheese (261)
  • Bread (123)
  • Deli-style cold cuts (100)
  • Crackers (57)
  • Dinner parties (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (198), Avid cook (100), Gourmet chef (19), Practical (17), Frequent entertainer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (288), No (93)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (236), Other (81), Birthday (28), Weddings (16), Anniversary (8)

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5.0

Quality, Beauty,& function

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from Princeton, NJ

About Me Bargain Hunter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional
  • High Quality Material

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Events
    • Dinner Parties
    • Display
    • Everyday
    • Holidays
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

    Awesome product! It's heavy solid maple wood. This item is going to hold up and be a great conversation piece, which is what you want when serving cheese & crackers & meat! This product exceeded my hopes and I would recommend it without hesitation. Really well made! It's also the perfect size!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Gave this as a gift and recipient loves it.

    By 

    from Sparta, NJ

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creative & Functional
    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality Material

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Big Events
      • Dinner Parties
      • Display
      • Everyday
      • Holidays
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

      My sister loves this.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      I love every product I have ordered from this company!!!

      By 

      from Oregon

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creative & Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

          What a unique look!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Beautiful board! Amazing company!

          By 

          from Upper Deerfield Twp., NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Brilliant Finish
          • Creative & Functional
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Capacity
          • High Quality Material

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dinner Parties
            • Holidays
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

            It was a gift foe a friend.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Functional and Cute

            By 

            from Indiana

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Brilliant Finish
            • Creative & Functional
            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Capacity
            • High Quality Material

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                Great for entertaining and a conversation starter.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                5.0

                Great cheese board!

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                from Limerick, Pa

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Brilliant Finish
                • Creative & Functional
                • Easy To Clean
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Capacity
                • High Quality Material

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Big Events
                  • Dinner Parties
                  • Display
                  • Everyday
                  • Holidays
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                  My wife washed the cheeseboard right after she got it. Three types of cheese fit on the board with crackers.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Great, creative, fun, useful product

                  By 

                  from El Paso, Tx.

                  About Me Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creative & Functional
                  • Good Capacity
                  • High Quality Material

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Big Events
                    • Dinner Parties
                    • Holidays
                    • Special Occasions

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                    I didn't use it because it was a gift but saw it being used. Would like one myself

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                    5.0

                    If you entertain in your home, you need this!!

                    By 

                    from Corpus, Texas

                    About Me Frequent Entertainer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Creative & Functional
                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Capacity
                    • High Quality Material

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dinner Parties
                      • Display
                      • Everyday
                      • Holidays
                      • Special Occasions

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                      Many compliments on this piece at New Year's Eve party. Love the look and size. Not just another ordinary cheese tray

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      5.0

                      Great for entertaining

                      By 

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Frequent Entertainer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Creative & Functional
                      • Easy To Clean
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Capacity

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dinner Parties
                        • Display
                        • Special Occasions

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                        Great design and fun

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                        5.0

                        Unique and a great conversation piece

                        By 

                        from Gilbert AZ

                        About Me Stylish

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Creative & Functional
                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Capacity
                        • High Quality Material

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Big Events
                          • Dinner Parties
                          • Holidays
                          • Special Occasions

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                          Was a big hit while used over the holidays. Unique design kept guests talking

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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