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: $10
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Bennington County: $10.18


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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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 407 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (343)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 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 (48)
  • High quality material (38)
  • Easy to use (34)

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 (48)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (198), Avid cook (100), Practical (25), Gourmet chef (19), Frequent entertainer (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (294), No (95)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (242), Other (82), Birthday (29), Weddings (16), Anniversary (8)

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4.0

Very cute and made a great gift

By 

from Columbus OH

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional
  • Good Capacity
  • High Quality Material

Cons

  • A little on the heavy side

Best Uses

  • Dinner Parties
  • Special Occasions

Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

I got this as a gift for a friend who just moved into a new house. She'll be doing a lot of hostessing with all the new space and features of the house. I wanted to get her something that would be fun and easy to prepare our favorite nosh—cheese & crackers. This made a great gift. She loved it and intends on using it a lot. The only thing that is kind of a "negative", is that it's pretty heavy, and it might be hard to carry with one hand if she's headed outside with a lot of stuff... but hey, the heaviness reflects some great quality, so I have a hard time really making that a complaint, just something I wanted to note.

 
5.0

Beautiful woodworking!

By 

from Massachusetts

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dinner Parties
    • Display
    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

    I put this cheese board in a gift basket. It made the best backdrop for the wine, crackers & glasses. The basket will be a wedding present.
    I will keep this cheese board in mind the next time I need a nice & different gift.

     
    5.0

    Perfect gift for my brother!

    By 

    from Houston TX

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Brilliant Finish
    • Creative & Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dinner Parties
      • Holidays
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

      I love the look and functionality.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful gift

      By 

      from Minnesota

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creative & Functional
      • Good Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dinner Parties
        • Holidays

        Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

        Looking forward to giving this to my sister for her wedding shower!

         
        5.0

        A really charming way to serve cheese and crackers.

        By 

        from San Francisco

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality Material

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dinner Parties
          • Holidays
          • Special Occasions

          Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

          This was a holiday gift and was received with pleasure.

           
          5.0

          I bought this as a gift and they LOVED it!!

          By 

          from East Amherst NY

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 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:

            very sturdy and a great size!

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again, was to transport.

            By 

            from Melrose, MA

            About Me Frequent Entertainer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

              entertaining

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah
               
              5.0

              Very pleased

              By 

              from Homer Glen, IL

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creative & Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dinner Parties
                • Holidays
                • Special Occasions

                Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                My stepmother chose this gift and was very excited when she received it!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday
                 
                5.0

                A great product and a great conversation starter!

                By 

                from NY

                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:

                  Great cheese and cracker board. Looks great and is very solid.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah
                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By 

                  from Portland Oregon

                  About Me Frequent Entertainer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creative & Functional

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dinner Parties
                    • Holidays
                    • Special Occasions

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                    This will be great for entertaining!

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

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