Reviewed by Tonya Glennester
I was absolutely ecstatic to find out that I had been chosen to review this item; I had been searching for a nice cheeseboard set for several years and often pondered at lower market products.
This item is priced at £34.99, which at first seems a bit steep, however you do get great quality and it is engraved with your own personalisation.
The cheese board is made of beautifully thick Hevea wood, which has come from trees that have finished their latex cycle. Meaning they have not been cut solely for timber, new trees are planted as each tree is cut down. So the board is made from a sustainable and ethically sourced timber. Hevea wood is also very durable and strong so it is likely to stand the test of time.
The cheese boards’ surface feels silky smooth to the touch with a lovely rosy grain running through it. The board is about 4cm deep, which is made up of 2 layers of 2cm, which slide apart, to reveal the hidden drawer which contains a cheese fork, stilton knife and cheddar knife. There are 2 small smooth indentations in the side of the board ideal for thumbs; these are the handles to sliding the board open.
The knives have thick wooden handles; which allow you to keep a strong grip on them during use, the blades are hand finished steel blades.
The personalisation appears to have been laser engraved/cut into the wood. The personalisation process is very simple, on their website a little box comes up for you to add your personalisation, you can write a title, followed by 3 lines of text I chose to have ‘Family’ with the lines 1. Where Life Begins, 2. Love Grows, 3. & The Washing Never Ends. Buyagift then add the appropriate nouns to the title.
The finished product is spectacular and I would say it is worth every penny of the price tag. I have only been able to find one negative point to this product – the 3 lines of personalized text appear to be not level with the title text. Personally I think this just adds character to the board.
The board comes in its own box with a modern style black & silver photo background; this box is then packaged into a larger box for posting.
I would definitely recommend this product for anyone looking to own a cheeseboard or to buy one as a gift the personalization options make it ideal as a wedding or anniversary gift.
Available to buy from www.buyagift.co.uk.