Figs with blue cheese? Roasted turkey? Sweet and savory galettes? Everything just tastes better when you’re escaping the cold outside. And all those delicious bites begin and end with a solid cutting board. Newly sharpened knife in-hand, we feel our most powerful after a serious round of chopping in the kitchen. We often wish we could present our hard work right then and there, rather than spend the time plating it on a serving platter. It got us thinking: What if our cutting board wasn’t just for slicing but for presenting too? These sturdy, colorful picks are pretty enough to leave on the table. 

The One That Has an Edge

It’s not all about the looks here: Built-in thumb rests for a comfortable grip and a durable walnut wood composition makes this option ideal for cutting and serving. 


advertisement

Screen Shot 2019-11-18 at 11.01.10 AM
Cheese Board, Snowe ($70)
Shop

The Portable One

Slice and dice your way to the perfect charcuterie board with this edge-grain maple board, then bring it home from the party by way of its contrasting, powder-coated steel handle. 

7be44c1d-6fce-4f6e-ab4b-742582c5945d–2019-0424_barebones-living_maple-and-steel-cutting-board_silo_rocky-luten_002
Maple & Steel Cutting Board, Barebones Living ($40)
Shop


advertisement

The One You Don’t Need to Worry About Scratching

51017515_046_m
Nashi Home Resin Cutting Board, Anthropologie ($120)
Shop

This resin board was designed to mimic the movement of ocean waves, so any nicks you make on its aqua-colored surface will just blend right in. 

The One That Makes Cooking Way Easier

71LKfShVOdL._SL1500_
Joseph Joseph Chop2Pot Foldable Plastic Cutting Board, Amazon ($9.99)
Shop

Try transferring ingredients from a flat board to a pan without dropping something. This clever alternative features a handle for better leverage and foldable edges for foolproof transportation.

The Ones That Are (Almost) Too Pretty to Use

V9015006A_1
Muller van Severen Cutting Boards, Valerie Objects ($880)
Shop

Muller van Severen’s sculptural cutting boards are meant to hang from a simple wooden peg on the wall. Pick and choose which shape is right for the task at hand. 

The Eco-Friendly One

material
reBoard, Material ($35 each)
Shop

Material Kitchen’s latest launch lets you do more with the company’s cult-favorite knives. Dubbed reBoards, the colorful planks are named for the fact that they’re made solely from recycled plastic and renewable sugarcane.


advertisement

The One That’s Secretly Two

Screen Shot 2019-07-25 at 2.37.51 PM
Duo Server by Bower, Leibal ($179)
Shop

What’s a party without a magic trick? When you’re ready to wow guests, simply slide the marble trivet out from this maple board to pass whatever snack is on top around the table. 

The Surprisingly Tough One

56253_a
Colorful Rings Cutting Board, MoMA Design Store ($25)
Shop

This circular rainbow design looks like it’s just for show, but it’s actually made of tempered glass that’s nonporous (no stains!) and heat-resistant (use it as a trivet!). 

The Baguette One

aecdf13e67a95bab4c6d1717cfd76332_1024x1024
Baguette Cutting Board XL by Lostine, Horne ($140)
Shop

French bread has met its match: This extra-long board will make appetizer hour a breeze. Just add cheese. 

The One That Belongs at the Barbecue

AMF-CAB-EB_1_1024x
Carving Board, East Fork ($180)
Shop

Rest your piping-hot grilled steaks, burgers, and the like on this white oak board. The slight recess will catch any juices (sparing your countertop)


advertisement

The One That Isn’t Going Anywhere

hay cuttingboardgray
Round Chopping Board by Hay, Garmentory ($38)
Shop

Hay’s durable polyethylene chopping board features sticky dots on the bottom so it will stay put as you slice. 

See more stories like this:  How to Make a Cheese Board in Under Five Minutes How the Founder of Rifle Paper Co. Entertains at Home What to Buy the Budding Chef in Your Life, According to Alison Roman