23182 – 16″ Charcuterie Board from Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury, MA

$125.00

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Hi, I’m Gerald, the artisan and founder of the craft studio American Stonecraft ®. Thank you for exploring a unique, 1 of 1 Charcuterie Board I handcrafted in Lowell, Massachusetts. This is my best-selling, signature work. The stone came from the place listed in the title, and the exact dimensions are found in the sizing tab below. Each wood slat is 3" wide for scale.

It is a food-safe board for serving and grazing. Cheeses, charcuteries, honeycomb, nuts and dried fruit, cakes and pastries, and countless delights would be at home here. It is also a trivet, safe for a hot casserole or candles. One friend set them below the table settings as colorful chargers to accent his white porcelain dishes. The stone could also protect wood from the water rings that weep through clay pots. One friend with vintage wooden speakers used her stone this way, below a beautiful spider plant that colorfully extended its shoots. The silicone feet had just the right grip, and didn't rattle from the vibrations. Or you might use it as a non-absorbent cutting board for deboning seafood or trimming the grizzle from raw meat. Consider pre-chilling the stone in the freezer, or slightly warming the stone (below 125°), depending on the dish and season. Another idea related to its thermal properties, is that the mass of your room temperature stone will rapidly defrost frozen food, particularly if you sandwich the frozen item between two stones.

I think of each piece as functional art, and since most customers tell me they leave it out to look at it, one additional idea in the visual context is to add my sawtooth hanging bracket upgrade. For an additional charge, you will pick the orientation of the stone (which direction is up), and I will drill and epoxy you a hanging bracket that allows you to hang your board on the wall. Why? Well first, there is often plenty of free wall space for more art, and secondly, doing so will keep your stone visible from more angles in the room. The sawtooth hanger won’t scratch the table when you take your board off the wall to use, as the silicone feet are slightly taller than the hanger.

Chinese culture considers stones to be concentrations of energy and life, objects of contemplation and worship, microcosms of heaven and earth. (Kernels of Energy, Bones of Earth: The Rock in Chinese Art, 1986). I wholeheartedly agree!

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