Wood Cheese Boards
Say Cheese: Wood Cheese Boards; An Artisan Essential for the Entertainer’s Home
Wood cheese boards are a classic addition to any cheese lover's kitchen or dining table. Not only do they provide a practical surface for serving and displaying cheese, but they also add a rustic and elegant touch to any setting. Whether hosting a cheese-tasting party or enjoying a night in with your favorite cheeses, a wood cheese board is a must-have accessory. They come in various shapes and sizes, from small boards perfect for an intimate gathering to large boards with an extensive cheese selection.
Wood cheese boards have a long history in European cuisine, particularly in regions known for their cheese-making traditions. In countries like France, Italy, and Switzerland, cheese has been a staple food for centuries, and wood boards for serving and aging cheese have been a common practice.
Wood cheese boards in European cuisine date back to when cheese was often made and sold locally, with farmers and cheesemakers using wood boards to display their wares at markets and fairs. The wood boards provided a natural and durable surface for transporting and serving cheese while also helping to maintain the proper temperature and humidity levels for the cheese to age and ripen properly.
Over time, wood cheese boards became a beloved tradition in European cuisine, with many families and cheese shops passing down their boards from one generation to the next. This is how the Hudson Grace team first fell in love with wood cheese boards after visiting many European homes and restaurants and appreciating the boards for their beauty, functionality, and connection to culinary tradition.
One of the benefits of using a wood cheese board is that it helps to maintain the proper temperature and moisture levels for cheese. Unlike plastic or metal surfaces, wood is a natural material that breathes, allowing cheese to stay fresh and flavorful for longer. Additionally, the natural beauty of the wood enhances the visual appeal of the cheese being served, making it a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
When choosing a wood cheese board, look for options made from high-quality, food-safe wood, such as maple, walnut, or teak. We favor reclaimed Hungarian wood boards in a variety of styles, ranging from our signature Farmtable plank that is oversized and bountiful to a smaller version for more intimate gatherings, appetizers, and city dwellers. Our Brasserie boards, available in large and small sizes, are inspired by Parisian bistros, and the ebonized wood creates a dramatic backdrop for your favorite cheese or charcuterie spread.
Overall, wood cheese boards are a versatile and practical addition to any cheese lover's kitchen. Their beauty, functionality, and durability make them a worthwhile investment, whether hosting a cheese-tasting party or simply enjoying a night in with your favorite cheeses.