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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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.
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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 367 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (305)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 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 (7), Frequent entertainer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (265), No (90)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (146), Self (77), Child (42), Mother (35), Wife (25)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (213), Other (79), Birthday (28), Weddings (16), Anniversary (8)

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5.0

purchased as xmas gift

By 

from Pa

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dinner Parties

      Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

      am sure they'll enjoy this and use it often

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

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      5.0

      Very artistic

      By 

      from Santa Rosa, CA

      About Me Frequent Entertainer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creative & Functional
      • 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:

        Great gift idea.

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

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        5.0

        This serving board is fun & functional!! Love it!

        By 

        from Yorktown, Virginia

        About Me Bargain Hunter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dinner Parties
          • Everyday
          • Holidays
          • Special Occasions

          Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

          I love that it adds an extra element of decoration and a bit of fun to the table of appetizers. It's also a great conversation piece!

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

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          5.0

          The Perfect Unique Gift!

          By 

          from Salina, UT

          About Me Stylish

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Big Events
            • Dinner Parties
            • Holidays

            Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

            She received many compliments on it for her dinner party.

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

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            4.0

            Great gift

            By 

            from Philadelphia

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creative & Functional
            • High Quality Material

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dinner Parties
              • Display
              • Holidays

              Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

              It is a quality product. Heavy duty with a nice finish.

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

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              5.0

              Beautiful cheese and cracker board

              By 

              from Hillsboro, Oregon

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Brilliant Finish
              • High Quality Material

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                This is a beautiful item to have setting out. Great conversation piece. The board has great wood grain and an awesome finish!

                Service and delivery comments:

                Service was excellent. Delivered exactly when it was scheduled for.

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

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                5.0

                Cutest Cheese and Cracker board ever!

                By 

                from bartlesville, ok

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dinner Parties
                  • Holidays
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                  This is a wonderful way to serve cheese and crackers!!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  It arrived promptly and in great condition! This is one of my favorite stores for finding unique gifts that are made in the USA! I'm so glad I found you!!

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

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                  5.0

                  Totally cool

                  By 

                  from Wa

                  About Me Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creative & Functional
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Capacity

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                      I bought this for my parents as an anniversary gift, to show when they became an "&" it worked great!

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

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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!

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        I love getting gifts that people will actually be able to use or want to talk about. Uncommon Goods always has products with the perfect balance of both! Whenever I need a present, this is the first place I look. Keep up the excellent work!

                        • 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.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Delivery was timely.

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

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