I like cheese & crackers. I am on a quest to make the perfect serving pieces for one of my favorite edibles.
I started, of course, making very basic cheese boards, which are still rather OK for their intended purpose, IMHO. Nothing wrong with cheese boards like these for small presentations:
And I know those are OK, as I had a lady that wanted to buy 2 of them on Sunday … but, unfortunately, the 2nd was already gone. So, she special ordered a similar piece.
But that’s just one approach.
Way back when, I made a rather unique set of Cheese & Cracker servers … made 5, and their like has not been seen since. There’s a clue there that I didn’t love making the pieces, though I thought they were very nice in the end.
I also took another approach, making small routed bowls to hold the crackers, olives & such as companion pieces for my cheese & cracker servers. I made one batch of these bowls, and to my knowledge, not one was purchased with a cracker intent. Haven’t made one since. I am a spiteful maker of bowls, apparently.
Finally, I’ve made several of the pieces that I call Cheese & Cracker servers, but the world insists on calling them surfboards. I call them large surfboards (since I also make true surfboard shapes that are called small & medium), and they are rather fabulous for cheese & cracker eating, if I may say so myself.
All of which brings me to the latest attempt to make a perfect cheese & cracker server. Two of these were made, and one sold at its first event. Perhaps there’s a lesson there … should I make more?