Your New Favorite Wooden Board

Your New Favorite Wooden Board - Food & Nutrition Magazine - Stone Soup
Photo by Mary Ellen Phipps

Product reviewed: JK Adams Maple Square Cheese Board with Cracker Groove

I love a good serving board. At my house, we do “board meals” all the time. It doesn’t matter if it’s a large charcuterie and vegetable board for the whole family or a snack board for a date night in, “board meals” are a great way to plan nutritious meals and snacks in a fun and trendy way. I was excited to test the new Maple Square Cheese Board with Cracker Groove from JK Adams.

This maple wood board is the perfect size for a small party or to serve a family. There is a curved groove running through the middle that is great for foods that tend to roll away or normally would need a jar or container such as nuts, crackers, berries and olives.

I decided the best way to test this product would be to pile on all my favorite “board meal” foods. I added everything from smoked salmon to carrots and cucumbers. The curved groove definitely helped contain foods and allowed for more fruits and vegetables that wouldn’t typically be included on a board. Any product that helps people eat more fruits and veggies is A-OK in my book!

When it came time to clean up, a simple rinse with warm water did the trick. The board dried easily with my usual kitchen towel. I was interested to see whether the board got stained or absorbed oil from any of the meats and cheeses; it doesn’t appear to absorb oils but would likely be stained by dark or bright-colored foods that leak juices or oils.

I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a quality board to use at dinner parties or other smaller gatherings. Your New Favorite Wooden Board - You can use it to serve any type of food, and it is sure to stand up to lots of wear and tear. It will be a favorite of mine for a long time to come!

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Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD, is a dietitian, mom, Type 1 diabetic and owner of Milk & Honey Nutrition, based in Houston. Check out her website for yummy low-sugar, naturally gluten-free recipes! You can also connect with her on Facebook or Instagram.