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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I have bought this product at least six times.

5

For cheese and crackers, grapes

Atlanta, GA

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No brainer!

5

When my grandpa passed away, this serving tray was loaned to us by a neighbor for a family gathering. EVERYone remarked how nice it was, how cleverly designed so that people could hygienically self-serve their crackers and cheese, even if tongs were not available. The wood craftsmanship is beautiful. I took a photo of the Uncommon Goods label and made sure to make a note to buy it for my hostess-with-the-most-est mom, and she was thrilled to receive it to continue serving her family at future gatherings. Thank you for such a great quality, creative product!

Durham, ME

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Great gift!

5

I bought this as a gift for my mom for Mother's Day. My parents are now both retired and my mom recently told me that she wanted to start entertaining her friends more. I was happy to see her face light up. She loved how unique it was. I have a feeling it will be a staple for many family holiday get togethers.

Minnesota

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Makes Entertaining Classy

5

I was able to find pictures of how people used this board, and included the clippings with the serving tray. It was the jumpstart my daughter needed. She said people rave over the presentation, and it has given her the encouragement to look for new ways to use it. One way she uses it is as a décor piece propped up on the dining room Tansu when not in use. It looks awesome as artwork! I recently bought another one for a wedding gift, and will no doubt buy even more when I want a unique gift.

Bellevue, WA

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& Why Not

5

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

Overland Park KS

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Bought one for almost everyone in the family!

5

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!

Greenville, SC

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

5

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

Brooklyn New York

Loved this product

5

Perfect for entertaining.

Austin, Texas

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I would aboslutely buy this again!

5

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.

NY

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Great gift idea for the couple that loves to entertain

5

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

Chico, CA

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Cheese & Crackers Serving Board

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