Artistic Culinary Ware
  • 24" Charcuterie Board with Growth Rings and Handles


    An artistic 24" Charcuterie Board (cheese board) with inset growth rings. This example has Sassafrass growth ring sections inset into a walnut board. I also use sour cherry, ash, walnut and other woods for the rings. Each board is unique. Widths vary, typically between 11" and 14" (275mm-350mm), and with thicknesses of 3/4" to 1" (19mm-25mm).  I always select interesting background boards to float the growth rings in, their placement reinforces the surreal nature of the piece. The hand hammered copper handles complement the design, making service easier, and plays on art and function. The front of one of the handles is stamped with my name (STEPAN); and the back is signed, with the year stamped in Roman numerals. The back of the board is drilled and t-slotted so that it can be hung on the wall, as art. The board is finished with multiple coats of tung oil. Regular oiling is required as maintenance, especially after use. After use we suggest cleaning (of course) with a wipe of soap and water, never submerging in water, and then oiling. Olive oil is fine, and everyone has it; simply wipe on generously, wait ten minutes and wipe off the excess. You may also use oils made specifically for boards, like lemon oil, walnut oil, etc.. Each board comes with care instructions, as well as a canvas bag for storage should you choose not to mount it on the wall.