Wood cutting boards have moved beyond a basic kitchen tool to a form of artistic expression. They are also far more than a one-size-fits-all option. You can buy a special chef's board, explore end-grain and edge-grain options or go for an odd-shaped masterpiece for your wine and cheese pairings. For the kitchen enthusiast, a chef's board may be the only answer for chopping meet while veggie lovers find a simple prep wood board the most versatile option. If you cook a lot, you will probably want to invest in a few boards over time to keep your meat and veggies separate and have boards ready for display at parties without knife marks and slashes. Read on to learn more about some excellent new wood cutting boards.
For regular slicing and dicing of meats like chicken and steaks, you need a heavy-duty board. A higher-quality board will withstand repeat slices without suffering too much cosmetically or developing incisions that keep you from being able to smoothly chop and slide meet and veggies. The Green Chef Extra Large Bamboo cutting board is $17.99 on Amazon and ships free with Prime or orders over $25. It is 18 inches by 12.5 inches and made from organic, sustainable bamboo. The surface is also antimicrobial and BPA free for the super health-conscious. At Kohl's the Ironwood Gourmet Chef's Chopping Board is $52.99 at regular price and $47.69 on sale. A coupon code for 25% off cab further lower the price to $35.76. It is a unique dark wood option with contrast squares to add dimension.
For the veggie lover, a wood cutting board combo packs make a great gift. At Amazon, the Cutting Boards for Kitchen Bamboo Set is an eco-friendly pack of three boards with convenient handles for storage and carrying. At Target, the Acacia Cutting Board, Hearth and Hand with Magnolia features a chic extended handle and an additional strap for handy storage. It can be used for cutting and displaying a variety of veggies or to display more sweet treats for guests. Walmart customers can grab a Pioneer Woman Acacia Cutting Board in Teal for only $19.97 in the 12 inch by 18 inch size.
On the cheese front, a simple cutting board is fine, particularly when it comes with custom slicing tools for guest or personal use. At Target, the Disney Ratatouille Circo Wood Cheeseboard with Tool Set by Picnic Time stores your cutting tools in an inner board and features an Eiffel Tower scene on the serving side. Other dainty cheese and appetizer options include the Picnic at Ascot 7-piece, 3-bowl entertaining set with cutting board for $29.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond and the Cellar Oval Cheeseboard and Knife Set for $46.99 at Macy's. Both retailers routinely offer coupon codes to further reduce prices.
When you use your cutting board minimally or want a style that is more serving board or decorative, there are a lot of great options. On Amazon, the Precision Cutting Board for the Perfectionist Chef is 9.75 inches by 13.75 inches of rulers and measuring increments for $22.99. It can suit the cooking nerd in anyone. On the artistic front, a Totally Bamboo Cutting and Serving Board that doubles as a San Francisco map sells for $17.50 at Walmart.