All Cheese Boards and
Serving Platters are protected with a Food Grade Safe and Kosher
Certified clear mineral oil and a Hand Rubbed Beeswax Finish.
The Background Story
Searching for just the right trees,
limbs or branches to make the boards is the most interesting and
of Bernard’s quest for the
different and unique designs that Mother Nature presents to him.
It takes time to build up a network
of people. It takes time to build relationships. It takes timing to
be at the right spot
at the right time when that
tree needs to come down, when those limbs are a safety concern to
when a tree matures, or when an
excess snow load breaks off a branch or two.
When Bernard stands there looking at
that tree trunk, branch or limb, it is at that point where
experience and creativity
counts . . . . . to imagine
what patterns are inside . . . . to visualize what can be crafted .
. . . . . . what sections cannot
be worked with . . . . . . and
what pieces will bring out stunningly beautiful examples of Nature’s
With each piece that is crafted,
there is great respect for the natural character and imperfections.
The natural shapes, holes, curves and
“live edges” tell him that each piece of wood is "unique".
The grain, colour, special markings
and scars all add to the character and express the conditions,
happenings, events and history of
Some Ideas and Thoughts when
Entertaining . . . . .
Gourmet Cheese Board
Gourmet Cheese Boards
are a delectable display of imported and domestic cheeses.
with a variety of dried and fresh fruit, smokehouse almonds,
crackers and breadsticks.
Keeping it to yourself or sharing it with
family or friends, as a snack, or for lunch or dinner, cheeses are
an essential indulgence.
Steak Dinner Board
Grooves cut into the
surface ensure that any juices do not run off.
Ideal for the summer
barbecue time. Serve individual steaks on smaller boards
Hors D’oeuvres Board
For canapés and finger
foods such as bruschetta, cheeses, grapes, crackers, and dips.
Crudités, like sliced or whole raw vegetables which may include
carrot sticks, bell pepper strips, broccoli,
cauliflower, asparagus spears, olives, which can be dipped in a
vinaigrette or other dipping sauce.
Party Serving Platter
Average dimensions 30”
wide x 15” deep
Customize with a
mix-and-match potential, include a showy array of colors, textures
Cheese & Parties go together. Cheeses have become
When there's a platter
of various exquisite cheeses, people love to experiment with delight
and tell you about their favourites.
Treat your family and
guests to a board of delicious freshly sliced bread. Crusty bread
chunks can be dipped into a bowl of herbed olive oil placed next to
Drops of oil are even
good for the board.
Charcuterie and Fish Serving Board
for cooked meat) is a platter of fine cooked and dry-cured meats,
sausages and pate with various acidic and savoury garnishes that are
served as appetizers.
Your choice of seafood with dip, or a whole
smoked salmon or trout can be elegantly served on this board.
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