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The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to host a dinner or two and dust off your collection of tableware and trays. A good charcuterie board can just as easily be enjoyed alone or with family as it can with a larger group of friends. Some of these pieces are made of wood, others are carved from marble. Shape is another variance, as you can choose between a more conventional, rectangle-shaped board or one that’s more circular in design. Whichever kind of board you choose, just make sure it has enough room for all of your favorite cured meats and cheeses—or consider getting a few. Here, seven of our favorites, from the rustic to the sleek and contemporary.
Arhaus Marble Tree Cheese Board
It might be a bit too on-the-nose for some, but if you’re the sort of person who goes all-out when it comes to holiday decor, then Arhaus’s cheese board makes for a great addition for your tabletop. The marble itself is half gray, half white, creating a subtle contrast, and comes with its own wood-handled knife, so you can get to serving straight away.
Nambe Swoop Cheese Board with Knife
Unlike most cheese boards, which either look starkly contemporary or incredibly rustic, Nambe’s combines elements of both. The swooping stainless steel knife that inspires its name adds a futuristic look to the acacia wood, bringing out the best in both materials and adding to the old-meets-new juxtaposition.
Stories of Italy Bramante Tray
Named for the Italian architect who famously mapped out St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, this charcuterie board is a simple, straightforward circle. Its craftsmanship, though, is exquisite—it was cut and shaped in Carrara, a city renowned for its marble quarries.
Juliska Stonewood Stripe Serving Board
If you can’t choose between a marble or wood charcuterie board, then why not go with both? Juliska’s offering is made of acacia wood, with stone stripes, effectively mixing these different colors and textures.
Tom Dixon Rock Serving Board
Made with a unique green marble, Tom Dixon’s charcuterie board features circular indentations, giving it a bit of extra edge. Consider it pared-down, culinary-focused architecture—that, fortunately, can fit on your dining room table without any fuss.
Boska Cheese Board with Knives
Boska’s charcuterie board looks a bit like something you’d serve pizza on, but it’s best suited for plating hors d’ouevres. It’s made of solid oak, each with a different look and grain, but what’s especially great about this offering is the knives that come with it. Unlike many boards, which come with just one knife (or none at all), Boska’s includes three, one for soft cheese, one for firm cheese and another for very firm cheese. So you’re good to go no matter what you’re serving.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Jade Marble Cheese Board
Mitchell Gold + Bob Willams’ offering stands out for its materiality—instead of wood or white stone, it’s made with a solid block of green marble. The different hues and patterns make it a standout on any table, although it is a bit on the heavy side. It’s a great gift for those who like simple yet statement-making designs.