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Wooden Charcuterie Boards

What Types of Wood Are Best for Wooden Charcuterie Boards

Wooden charcuterie boards are wooden platters containing cooked and dry-cured meats, sausage, fruits, breads and various cheeses, that are served as an appetizer course during a dinner party. Wooden charcuterie boards are sold everywhere and can be made out of various woods. But finding the type of wooden charcuterie boards that will bring out the best in food is all dependent on what type of wood the wooden charcuterie board is made out of. There are a lot of different types of wood out there, so not all wooden charcuterie boards are created equal.

As a basic guideline, when shopping for a wooden charcuterie board or custom wood charcuterie board, you want to make sure that you find one that is made out of non-porous wood. Non-porous woods such as hard maple, teak, American Cherry, acacia and Olive are all ideal. If a charcuterie board is made out of porous woods or softer woods, they tend to absorb the flavors of the meats and cheeses. This means, when you use your wooden charcuterie board, it will have a hint of the various flavors from the meat that you served before. This can result in some funky smelling flavors every time you use it. So, as a rule of thumb, make sure to find a charcuterie board that is made out of a wood that is non-porous.

If you are looking to purchase a wooden charcuterie board, check out the custom wood charcuterie boards at The Kustom Woodshop. The Kustom Woodshop specializes in making custom wood charcuterie boards and cutting boards. Since their products are custom there is no mass-production in their shop as each board is handmade from start to finish. Their custom wood charcuterie boards are flat grain construction and generally measure approximately 17 x 7.5 inches and are typically 1 inch thick. All of their charcuterie boards have a 45 degree bevel cut around the perimeter of the board to make it easy to pick up and carry. These custom wood charcuterie boards come in a variety of non-porous wood types and designs.

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