Many wine lovers enjoy paring a fine cheese with their wine for the ultimate taste experience. By enjoying a regional wine with a regional cheese you have everything you need for a simple wine party with your friends. Those who enjoy this simple pleasure know to serve their wine in elegant crystal wine glasses and the cheese on well made wooden cheese boards. But just like those wine glasses that cutting board will need to be properly cared for if it is to continue to look and be its best.
Wooden cheese boards are susceptible to both drying out as well as heat damage so water and heat should be carefully used on these items. For this reason a wooden cheese board should never be cleaned in a dishwasher and should only be hand washed. After washing with gentle soap and water the cheese board should be hand dried immediately. Allowing one of these boards to soak in water can cause water damage and allow the wood to swell and shrink.
If the wood on the cheese board begins to get dried out mineral oil can be used to replenish the natural moisture of the wood. This will help it not only last longer but appear better at the table next to your fine wines.