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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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.


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UncommonGoodsCheese & Crackers Serving Board
 
4.8

(based on 359 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (298)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (103)
  • Ergonomic (88)
  • Unique (31)
  • Good power output (27)
  • Functional (13)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Cheese (261)
  • Bread (123)
  • Deli-style cold cuts (100)
  • Crackers (57)
  • Slicing roasts (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (198), Avid cook (100), Gourmet chef (19), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (259), No (88)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (146), Self (79), Child (42), Mother (35), Wife (25)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (209), Other (78), Birthday (26), Weddings (16), Mother’s day (8)

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5.0

Perfectly unique gift!

By 

from Philadelphia, PA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Brilliant Finish
  • Creative & Functional
  • High Quality Material

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dinner Parties

    Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

    Perfect housewarming gift for a friend of mine who's an English Major! Unique and useful all at the same time. The quality is beautiful as well!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Terrific way to serve cheese and crackers!

    By 

    from Stockton, CA

    About Me Frequent Entertainer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dinner Parties
      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

      I entertain poolside, and I like to avoid glassware. I also like something original, and this products fits the bill perfectly. I am very happy with it - and intend to purchase another one as a gift.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      Perfect frame for a cheese & cracker spread!

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      from Cape Cod, MA

      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:

        I lusted after this cheese board over two mailings of your catalogue; when school let out in June I finally gave it to myself as a gift! I'm sooooo glad I did; everything I serve on this wonderful maple board tastes better! No explanations; it's just magic and I am, as you can tell, happy with this product!

        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self

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        5.0

        Excellent product

        By 

        from Poinciana, FL

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative & Functional
        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dinner Parties

          Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

          This was a gift

          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Unique!

          By 

          from Texas

          About Me Frequent Entertainer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Creative & Functional
          • Good Capacity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

            I purchased this as a housewarming gift for my niece and her new husband. We celebrated the purchase of their first home. They loved it!

            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            Great gift for others as well as yourself!

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            from Sarasota, FL

            About Me Practical

            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:

              The & cheese and cracker board is made beautifully and is generously sized. The design allows you to put out several kinds of crackers and keep them attractively arranged, much better than dumping them in a bowl or basket. There are several areas to place cheeses so that each one can shine on its own.

              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Wedding

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              2.0

              Mixed emotions about this serving board

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              from Bay Area, CA

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

              I have very mixed emotions about this board.

              When I saw the design of this board, I knew my daughter would love it for her large college graduation party. However, when it arrived, it wasn't as marvelous as I had anticipated. Please understand I am comparing this to the expensive board I already owned and another that I also purchased for the same party.

              This board, while outstanding and unusual in design, was very dull in appearance. My other boards have a coating that makes them have a sheen appearance. The Uncommon board sitting next to my others looked cheaply made.

              In addition, it stained easily. I purchased very expensive cheeses that had no artificial coloring in them. There were no yellow cheeses served. Strangely, after use, I noticed yellow blotches in the wood. I washed the board and though the coloring came out a little, the board still has small stains.

              Lastly, the board has, what feels like, a little notch protruding out of it. It actually snagged my shirt.

              I use a locally made beeswax/mineral oil rub for all of my wooden kitchenware. After the first use, I rubbed it into this board. It seemed to help give a little sheen, but quite frankly, sitting next to my other boards, the Uncommon one just doesn't look as nice.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Board arrived sooner than expected.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Substantial and beautifully finished.

              By 

              from Fayetteville, Ga

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

              The recipient of the gift loved it. She is a fabulous hostess and will make this a hospitality centerpiece.

              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              5.0

              Unique is good

              By 

              from North Texas

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

              It is a great size, and unique presentation. The care and maintenance is more involved than one might want, but very important.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Wife
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Beautiful & handy

              By 

              from Boston, MA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

              I bought this as a wedding gift for my brother and sister-in-law and they loved it! It is very nicely carved and the wood is beautiful.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Wedding

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