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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Uncommon Collection

$48.00

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Just My Type

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 $13/hr., which exceeds Bennington County's living wage.

- Local (Vermont State) minimum wage: $10
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Bennington County: $12.39


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.
Ingredients
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 in the US:
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 450 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (382)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (103)
  • Creative & functional (88)
  • Ergonomic (88)
  • High quality material (66)
  • Easy to use (57)

Cons

  • Difficult to clean (16)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Limited capacity (3)
  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Cheese (261)
  • Bread (123)
  • Deli-style cold cuts (100)
  • Dinner parties (84)
  • Special occasions (63)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (198), Avid cook (100), Practical (43), Stylish (24), Frequent entertainer (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (294), No (95)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful and awesome presentation

This is a really nice board and creates a gorgeous presentation. I was able to incorporate bread,cheese, nuts, crackers and fruit for wine night with the girls.

This is a really nice board and creates a gorgeous presentation. I was able to incorporate bread,cheese, nuts, crackers and fruit for wine night with the girls.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mixed emotions about this 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...Read complete review

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.

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5.0

& Why Not

By 

from Overland Park KS

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dinner Parties
    • Display
    • Everyday
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

    My daughter entertains monthly with book clubs and a group called the creatives. This is perfect for adding that extra bit of style!

     
    5.0

    Bought one for almost everyone in the family!

    By 

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dinner Parties
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

      Bought one for all my in-laws to honor my mother-in-law, who passed last year. She LOVED cheese and crackers before dinner. All my in-laws immediately caught the tribute to Judy. They all love this cheese & cracker board...so practical and functional yet fun and stylish!

       
      5.0

      I found that the variety of gifts are unusual and practical.

      By 

      from Brooklyn New York

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • no cons

      Best Uses

      • Big Events
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

      Sister-in- law was surprised at the design and the practical use

       
      5.0

      Loved this product

      By 

      from Austin, Texas

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Big Events
        • Dinner Parties
        • Holidays
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

        Perfect for entertaining.

         
        5.0

        I would aboslutely buy this again!

        By 

        from NY

        About Me Frequent Entertainer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative & Functional
        • Easy To Clean
        • Good Capacity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dinner Parties
          • Everyday
          • Holidays

          Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

          This tray makes it easy to be creative in how you put out the food, my mom put nuts in the small compartments too, she doesn't have a flair for this type of stuff and this tray made her feel really confident.

           
          5.0

          Great gift idea for the couple that loves to entertain

          By 

          from Chico, CA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Creative & Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dinner Parties
            • Display
            • Everyday

            Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

            It was a perfect gift for newlyweds that love to entertain.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Really good idea but I would like better quality

            By 

            from GA

            About Me Bargain Hunter

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Creative & Functional

            Cons

            • Unattractive Presentation

            Best Uses

            • Dinner Parties
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

            I received the product and was a little disappointed the packaging was like a shippig box. Did not want to give as a gift in the packaging. Upon unpacking it I found the wood to be very dry, along with the groves in the & you could see how it was machined and also very rough in this area (&) unlike the rest of the board. I don't know if they are all like that or if I should sandpaper the & myself. The wood board should have come with rubber feet under it, it is awkward to pick up and noisy to lay down, you have to basically drop it on the table. I was expecting better quality, not just a cute idea.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Received in a timely manner

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very attractive. A conversation piece.

            By 

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creative & Functional
            • High Quality Material

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Big Events
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

              Can't answer because not for me. But if I were, a great design as well as functional.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Loved this at first sight!!!

              By 

              from Akron, OH

              About Me Frequent Entertainer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creative & Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dinner Parties
                • Everyday
                • Holidays
                • Special Occasions

                Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                Saw this and knew the family would love it.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Makes your chess, dips and crackers look more elegant!

                By 

                from San Antonio, Texas

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Creative & Functional
                • Easy To Clean
                • Pretty

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dinner Parties
                  • Display
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board:

                  Fun for informal get togethers or planned parties.

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