Cheese Boards


Old 09-01-11, 10:56 AM
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Cheese Boards

Hey everyone:
I am getting ready to make some cheese boards for Christmas and just want to know what type wood would work well... I want to use a lighter wood and then run a 1" wide strip of walnut in the middle for a nice contract look.. Maple, oak? Any suggestions based onyour own experience?
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Old 09-01-11, 11:05 AM
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Birch and Beech work well. The birch will be a lighter color.
Old 09-01-11, 11:20 AM
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You want to stick with hardwood that has a tight grain so there is no places for bacteria to hide and grow. As Shadeladie posted Birch and Beech are good. So is Maple, Walnut, Poplar (although might be a little soft), etc. Woods to stay away from are Oak and Hickory as they have an open grain.
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Thanks for the quick response. i will head out and look for some birch.. will take some pictures when I am done. Thanks again and take care.
Old 09-21-11, 02:01 AM
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Birch is my favorite wood! think i might have to steal this idea and make myself a cheese board myself. Or perhaps some chopping boards for veg would be an even more useful idea.

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