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New Wood Cutting Boards Are Here – Great for Butter Boards or Charcuterie Platters

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Wood Cutting Boards – Ready for those Holiday Feasts?

A great wood cutting board should be a staple in every kitchen.

Wooden cutting or serving boards are preferred by both professional chefs and home cooks alike because they require very little effort to keep clean and are easy on expensive knife blades.

Which is why Mountain Made is happy to introduce a new line of decorative cutting boards and cheese serving boards by artisan woodworker Scott Reed from the Sloth and Crow studio.

Scott offers a variety of cutting board styles – from single-serving “paddle” boards, just perfect for snacking while standing around a fall bonfire to wonderful rectangular or square cheese boards done in a variety of woods, just right for a charcuterie or a “butter board”.

What is a Butter Board?

Butter boards are in! They are newest food trend overtaking the Internet. But first of all … What is it? “Butter Boards” are not to be confused with a charcuterie board.

Now a charcuterie board or as it’s more down home cousin is called, the “cheese and cracker party platter”, is all about piling on the meats and cheeses along with selected fruit, nuts and crackers to create an easy and quick hors d’oeuvre plate for entertaining.

A butter board on the other hand, is exactly what it sound like … it is soften butter (or cream cheese) spread out on a communal serving board topped with a variety of tasty toppings artfully arranged for display.

The professional foodies claim it is more about showy techniques than it a real “recipe” but here is a simple yet delicious butter board “formula” we found online:

A FAILPROOF BUTTER BOARD FORMULA

The key to a good butter board is the flavor profile. You want build it out, layer by layer, carefully so make sure all the flavors are balanced yet everything still looks amazing.

The Butter: Start with a high-quality unsalted butter. Spread it out so it about 1/8 inch thick. Use a butter knife or wooden spreader to swirl the butter into pretty patterns of your choosing.

The Salt: Add salt with some crunch to it like kosher or flaky sea salt.

The Toppings: Now you can start layering edible flowers, fresh herbs and veggies on top of the butter in just about any design or layout you want. “This is essentially [just] a glorified stick of butter,” said Justine Doiron, a New York recipe developer. https://justinesnacks.com/how-to-make-a-butter-board/

Spice: Next you can add black pepper, cinnamon, smoked paprika or a drizzle with a good quality honey to finish.

Serve with warm, rustic bread and your favorite adult beverage. You can encouraged to scoop up the butter with a swipe of bread.

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The next time you are in the downtown Asheville area, we invite you to come by and check our wonderful selection of wood cutting boards and unique serving boards here at the gallery > Directions to Mountain Made Art Gallery.

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