Board Care

Caring for your Charcuterie or End Grain Cutting Board

Carefully scrape off remaining food with a scraper or spatula and clean with mild soap and warm water. While doing this be mindful to not soak with board in water or leave under continuous running water. This can cause the natural fibers of the wood to soak up the water and the board can crack and/or warp. Once the board is clean, dry it completely with a towel and set it on its end to allow any remaining moisture to evaporate evenly.

Things to avoid: Do not ever place the board in the dishwasher, soak it in water, place near direct heat, or treat with organic oils like olive or vegetable oil, as they will go rancid. 

Board Maintenance

Prior to shipping your board your board will have been oiled and waxed and is ready to be used when it arrives. Out Wood Wax offers the perfect solution to ensuring your board stays in prime condition. It is a Beeswax Mineral Oil blend combining the protective benefits of beeswax and the nourishing properties of mineral oil. Follow our simple guide to enhance the longevity and beauty of your board.

When to Apply:

Regular Maintenance:

Reapply the blend regularly, depending on usage. Monthly application is generally sufficient, but frequent use may require more frequent maintenance.

Visible Signs:

Keep an eye on your cutting board's appearance. If you notice dryness, dullness, or a lack of water beading, it's time to reapply the wax mineral oil blend.

How to Apply:

  • Clean and completely dry board
  • Using a paper towel or cloth, apply a thin coat of the wax
  • Allow wax to absorb into the board for 5 minutes or more
  • Use a clean paper towel or cloth to remove excess wax
  • Repeat as needed