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How To Care For Your Serving Board

Updated: Sep 2


Serving boards are an integral part of every get-together, ideal for charcuterie; cheese; fruit or crudités, our beautiful wooden boards provide a unique and beautiful foundation for your sharing spread.



Our small team of dedicated wood-workers lovingly craft each board in our small workshop based in the South Downs National Park - every piece becoming a unique 'one-off', and made to last.


After undergoing a comprehensive quality control process, every board is coated in a food-safe combination of plant oils and waxes - providing protection against food or drink stains. As this protective layer is natural and biodegradable, it will wear off over time. To preserve your board, we recommend applying a similar oil or wax every three to six months (depending on usage).


Your serving board is made from a single solid piece of wood - meaning it needs a little more TLC than other boards you might own.


When treated with care and well maintained, your board should last a lifetime.


  • NEVER fully submerge the board in water or allow it to sit in standing water, the wood will absorb the water and cause it to warp (or create the perfect environment for mould to grow)

  • Wipe clean with a damp cloth only - ensure both sides are wiped evenly to prevent warping

  • Ensure the board is fully dry before laying flat (if one side of the board is dry before the other, this may also cause it to warp)

  • Do not leave food on the board for prolonged periods of time

  • NEVER use harmful substances such as bleach on the board. These are not food-safe and may cause damage to both your health and the board.

  • Do NOT put your board in the oven / dishwasher / microwave / freezer


As wood is porous it can absorb water, juice or oil from your food - this can lead to unsightly food stains or aromas. Use a combination of coarse salt and 1/2 lemon to scrub these unpleasantries away. Your board may require an immediate top-up of food-safe wax or mineral oil to protect it against stains in the future.


If the mixture of lemon and salt isn't quite doing the trick, make the most of our maintenance guarantee:


MAINTENANCE GUARANTEE


We're invested in our serving boards, so if yours needs a pick-me-up - send it back to us and we'll work our magic.


How the guarantee works:


  • Send your board back to us (make sure it's in protective packaging!)

  • We'll give it some TLC return it back to you


T&C's

This guarantee is limited to once-per-year. You pay for the postage back to us and we'll send it back free of charge. Before sending your board back to us, please contact us at hello@theforagerscottage.com first.


If you have any queries about our care instructions or Maintenance Guarantee, Contact Us.


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