Cutting and chopping boards are a kitchen tool that every kind of cook should have on hand. And while they mostly serve utilitarian purposes, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style if you tend to leave them out on your counters. We explained what it takes to know which cutting board to use for what job, but how about which cutting board to show off your knife skills to your guests? Here’s a list of a few gorgeous cutting and chopping boards to which you’ll want to give a permanent place on your countertop.
This Bordeaux-colored chopping board from HAY is the kind of plastic cutting board you’ll actually want to leave out on your counter.
Joseph Joseph makes incredibly clever kitchen gadgets and this set of gray/blue nesting boards is great for those of us without cabinet space.
If you’re sick of plain, solid color boards, check out this striped one from Marimekko, pattern-marker extraordinaire. Plus, the handy leader strap means you can hang it anywhere.
This live edge cutting board may be better used as a cheese plate, but the sturdy olive wood construction is sustainable and durable.
When you’re stuck chopping herbs, it’s nice to have a place for all the shards. This board has its own built-in bowl that’s perfect for keeping your herbage all in one place.
This dark walnut wood cutting board by Virginia Boys Kitchen has a juice drip groove and can be fully customized with oil as it comes completely unseasoned.
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