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.
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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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5.0

Very useful

By 

from Nebraska

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Large Size

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cheese

    Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

    Given as a gift to a couple who enjoy wine tasting parties. They were excited to use this at their next party.

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

    Awesome Product - Great Quality

    By 

    from Evansville, IN

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

    This is a quality product! The wood is very nice and the finish was superb! Purchased this for several people as gifts and it was the absolute hit of the season!

    Everyone is so excited to use this truly unique product!

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

    Great gift for those who love to entertain

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Avid Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bread
        • Cheese
        • Crackers

        Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

        I gave this as a Christmas gift for my in- laws who love to entertain. They thought it was great and remarked on the high quality of wood. The size is great to serve multiple options, but not so large that it's clunky or in the way.

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

        Sturdy and scrumptious looking

        By 

        from Altoona, PA

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Artful And Accommodating
        • Ergonomic Design
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None Come To Mind

        Best Uses

        • Bread
        • Cheese
        • Delighlighting Guests
        • Deli-Style Cold Cuts
        • Slicing Roasts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

        I was thrilled by the quality of the packaging.

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

        Went over big with my single son for his new apartment

        By 

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Trendy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bread
          • Cheese
          • Deli-Style Cold Cuts
          • Slicing Roasts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

          My son thought this was a cool gift for his new Brooklyn apartment. He had asked for something to serve crackers and cheese on. He thought this was perfect.

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

          A great gift!

          By 

          from Chicago

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

          I gave this to two families this holiday season. It was well received and is really a beautiful, creative and fun cheese and cracker serving board. I hope to receive it one day myself!

          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah
           
          5.0

          great house warming gift

          By 

          from chicago

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

          Very nice size, not shrimpy.

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

          Beautiful workmanship.

          By 

          from Seattle WA

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • QUALITY
          • Stylish
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Bread
          • Cheese
          • Deli-Style Cold Cuts
          • Entertaining

          Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

          My husband loves this. He loves different cheeses and crackers so this was perfect for him. Our is very well made and looks great on the counter when not in use.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Received earlier that I thought

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

          Great Product

          By 

          from Fairhope AL

          About Me Avid Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great gift
          • Ingenuitive

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Entertaining

          Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

          I purchased this as a gift for friends we were visiting. I was very impressed, the quality exceeded my expectations. I love the idea and I believe the recipients did too.

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

          AMAZING CHEESE AND CRACKER BOARD

          By 

          from Florida

          About Me Avid Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautifully Crafted
          • Clever Design
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bread
            • Cheese
            • Crackers
            • Deli-Style Cold Cuts
            • Slicing Roasts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

            I bought this for myself and was so impressed with the design and quality, I will be buying more as gifts.

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

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