Granite is a natural, igneous rock that is formed by slowly cooling pockets of magma that were trapped beneath the earth's surface. What does that mean to you...it means that granite is a naturally beautiful, eco-friendly, extremely hard and scratch resistant making it the perfect material for both cutting and presenting cheese, fruits, bread, etc.
Here are some other reasons why to consider granite:
- Granite is one of the hardest stones in the world and extremely durable
- Granite provides a sanitary surface that does not harbor bacteria
- The close grain in granite makes it almost impervious to stains
- Granite can withstand both hot and cool temperatures, allowing it can be chilled and also heated depending on what you are serving
- Granite is easy to clean and requires little maintenance
- Each piece of granite is unique, as no two patterns are the same due to the different veins, swirls and specks created by mother earth
- Granite is timeless and will never go out of style, when not in use for serving it can be used as a centerpiece on a counter top, table, etc.
Preservation and Care of Natural Stone Cheese Boards:
Wipe the board with a damp cloth. Do not use vinegar or citrus products. Do not soak in water or put in dishwasher.
Why Natural Wood?
Like Granite, Natural Wood is a product of nature. Natural wood comes from many species, some more prevalent than others, each unique in their geographical region. Different areas of the world have exclusive types of wood species that are indigenous to their natural environment, from alpine to tropical.
Many natural woods have a story behind where they came from and how they ended up on your counter top. Living in Colorado and witnessing the devastation that occurred with the beetle killing of many pine trees provides a unique perspective. Natural wood like granite makes for a perfect choice as a cutting or cheese board, its light weight and durability provides ease of use in the kitchen and storing. Additionally, the variety of species, colors and patterns make natural wood a perfect centerpiece for presentation when entertaining.
Preservation and Care of Natural Wood Cutting Boards:
Pour on coarse salt over the cutting board. Scrub with sponge and hot water until all stains are removed. Salt is a great way to clean and pick up all germs. After cleaning the board , you may occasionally rub with olive oil and always stand up the board on its edges so it does not warp. You may also use mineral oil to clean and preserve. Cleaning once a month will keep the board from becoming dry and warping on the edges.