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Product Review: Bamboo Cheese Board by Royal Craft Wood

Bamboo has become an increasingly popular cutting surface for the kitchen. And there are a lot of benefits of using this material, which I will mention in this post. However, the main focus is the Bamboo Cheese Board by Royal Craft Wood, which I received today.

Product Review: Bamboo Cheese Board by Royal Craft Wood

Product Description: Bamboo Cheese Board

This bamboo cheese board can be used to spruce up your appetizer buffet, displaying cold cuts, cheeses or both. Because it is made of bamboo, it resists absorbing the odors of various foods, so your crackers won’t taste like gouda or prosciutto.

This particular design has a drawer with a four-piece stainless steel cutlery set inside, including a chisel knife, cheese fork, narrow-plane knife, and almond knife.

Why Bamboo?

Due to the hard density of bamboo, cutting boards made from this material are almost maintenance-free. Bamboo resists absorbing water and therefore will not warp or crack as easily as other woods. To keep your bamboo cheese board for years to come, simply follow these care recommendations:

  • Wash by hand — NOT in a dishwasher. The extreme heat can damage it.
  • Don’t let the board soak in water.
  • Wipe the board dry after washing by hand.

Also because of its hardness, bamboo resists knife scaring and therefore is less likely to have pockets where moisture, food particles, and bacteria can accumulate. This makes bamboo boards much more sanitary than boards made of other materials.

Because bamboo grows so readily, it is an easily sustainable and renewable resource. That makes products made out of bamboo more environmentally friendly.

What I Liked About Royal Craft Wood’s Bamboo Cheese Board

First off, it is the look of the board. This is a beautifully crafted cheese board that I will be proud to put on display for my guests. But it doesn’t end there.

I love the design, as well. That drawer with the cutlery set is ingenious. Until I saw this board, I had no idea cheese boards had such a feature. It makes is much easier to make sure that when you want the set, you can find it.

The quality is clearly there. The board has a certain amount of heft to it, so it feels durable. And, the little design details, such as the carved-in trays at either side for easily displaying small items (and keep them from falling off). The side handles — again carved in — make it easy to pick up off the table and carry. And the drawer is so seamlessly built-in, you wouldn’t know to look for it!

What I didn’t like about Royal Craft Wood’s Bamboo Cheese Board

This is nit-picky, but I really wish it came in some nice, protective packaging. It is such a lovely board, I would like to have said packaging around to keep it safe when not in use, and, since I’m in the middle of moving, it would make me feel more at ease that it won’t be damaged in transit.

Recommendation

If you would like a long-lasting, durable and versatile cutting board that you can tastefully display your meat and cheese appetizers on when you have company, this bamboo cheese board fits the bill. It has a lovely design, is well designed, and provides you with a handy cutlery set that is perfect for those types of occasions.

Rating for the Bamboo Cheese Board by Royal Craft Wood

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Bamboo Cheese Board

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NOTE: I was reimbursed the cost of this cheese board in exchange for an honest review. If you’ve read past product reviews, you’ll know that I don’t pull my punches when I believe they are warranted. I also try to provide balanced information so you can make your own decision to read or not read the book, even if you disagree with my opinion.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.