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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Made in Vermont

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

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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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 406 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (343)

  • 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 (47)
  • High quality material (37)
  • 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 (47)
    • 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

Loved this!

By 

from Tulsa, OK

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

Blew me away. Very nice product.

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

Uncommonly Common!

By 

from Dayton, Ohio

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bread
    • Cheese
    • Deli-Style Cold Cuts

    Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

    We serve cheese and crackers or some variation thereof at almost every get-together. This tray is beautiful and useful, yet different from all of our other serving pieces. Its simple design is appealing to the eye.

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

    Love my new Cheese & Cracker Tray!

    By 

    from Carmel, IN

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Craftsmanship
    • Creative
    • Fun
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cheese

      Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

      Love this cheese & cracker tray. Really fun, creative way to serve.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Beautiful Board

      By 

      from B.C., Canada

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Unique
      • Well Crafted

      Cons

      • Packaging

      Best Uses

      • Cheese

      Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

      Everything about this board is great. The only complaint I have is the packaging. It arrived in excellent condition, but I opened the box expecting the board to have its own sort of packaging and it was bare. This would have been fine if I was purchasing it for myself but it is a Christmas gift for my best friend. I was expecting it to come with a small diagram of what is shown on the website and purhaps wrapped in its own packaging. I am still very excited to give this to her, as I think she will absolutely love it.

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

      Wonderful gift

      By 

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Quality
      • Interesting
      • Perfect Size For A Party

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Appetizers Desserts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

        I bought this for my sister and her husband for Christmas and they already used it at their annual Christmas party in their beautiful home. They are both excellent cooks and appreciate being able to serve their fare on quality, interesting serving pieces. They love this board and enjoyed featuring it on their appetizer table.

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

        Fab Cheese Board!

        By 

        from Fairfax, VA

        About Me Casual Cook

        Pros

        • Creative
        • Functional
        • QUALITY
        • Smooth
        • Unique
        • Uniquie

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cheese
          • Cocktails
          • Party

          Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

          This is a good sized board that will hold several cheeses and a variety of crackers. The design will add a bit of whimsy to my party spread. It is very smooth to the touch, which is what I expected a Vermont woodworker. An added bonus is that the manufacturer stamp is J.K. Adams, which is not disclosed in the description. I'm VERY pleased with this product.

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

          Perfect for a cheese & cracker queen!

          By 

          from Grand Rapids, MI

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Conversation Piece
          • Great Presentation
          • One Of A Kind

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertaining

            Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

            Any time the family is together, my grandma is notorious for disappearing for a few minutes and then coming out with a tray of cheese and crackers. She is convinced it is the perfect snack! When I saw this tray in your magazine, I knew it had to belong to her. I ordered it from the comfort of my computer in Michigan and had it shipped to Florida. She absolutely LOVES it! There is nothing like it and she can't wait to bust it out every time she entertains- which is a lot! Definitely recommend this for someone who entertains a lot and likes keep things interesting.

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

            Christmas Gift

            By 

            from Daytona Beach, FL

            About Me Avid Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • QUALITY
            • Well Made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cheese

              Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

              I bought this as a gift for some avid cheese lovers. The quality of the board is top notch. I am really happy to give this to anyone.

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

              very unique and nicely made

              By 

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Avid Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautifully Made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                  the product was unique and i'm sure will be appreciated

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was very prompt.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah
                   
                  4.0

                  Great Gift

                  By 

                  from NYC

                  About Me Casual Cook

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Ergonomic Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cheese

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                    How you use the product - as a Gift
                    Things that are great about it - Cute idea

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Was your delivery prompt? YES
                    Did your product arrive in good condition? YES

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

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