How to Select the Perfect Personalized Cheese Board (with Examples)

A personalized cheese board spread works as an appetizer, or as a light meal when you don’t feel like turning on the oven.

Either way, you know how important the perfect serving tray is for those lip-smacking delicacies. While any flat surface works for serving cheese, the food really shines when you serve it on a unique personalized board.

Obviously, we're a litttle bias, but it's not just us who love our cheese boards. Hundreds of customers, designers, and celebrities trust their dinner parties to Words with Boards. Oprah (2015 Holiday Gift Guide) and Drew Barrymore (featured on the Drew Barrymore show, March 2021) are just a few of the big names who give our 100% handmade boards high marks.

Why you need a personalized cheese board?

A memorable party starts with the people but let’s not forget the food. And since you can’t serve food directly on the table you‘ll need a really cool board to match your style. No party is complete without a cheese spread. A personalized cheese board will bring a unique and creative vibe to any gathering large or small.

When you serve on a cheese board that is uniquely yours, it becomes a conversation piece. You can customize with names, nicknames, fun sayings, anything goes.

How to choose the perfect cheese board?

Before choosing a personalized cheese board it helps to know what you're looking for. These 5 questions can help you find the perfect pair:

  1. What is your typical gathering size? Is it a party of 2 or more?
  2. What is the size/shape of the table or area where the cheese board will be displayed?
  3. Which wood color best matches or contrasts (not everything has to be matchy-matchy) with your decor?
  4. What witty personalized statement, in the way of cut-out words or names, do you want the cheeseboard to say?
  5. Do any of your family/friends have dietary restrictions ie. gluten-free or vegan?

What size of cutting board to you need?

If you regularly host gatherings of 8-10 people or more, a large multi-purpose board is an ideal choice. Our large boards measure 18” X 14” x 1 ¾”.

These larger serving boards feature a sloped side that will keep juices from ending up on your table. It’s reversible so the other side is flat which also makes it a perfect chopping or serving board.

If you prefer a more personalized board, we have personalized cheese boards with custom word cut outs (shown above). This 16.5” x 12.5” x 1 ⅛” board will serve up to 6 people, if you have other foods to nosh on. This is our most popular size/shape.

The unique cut out letters are sure to be noticed. Chances are no one has ever seen a cheese board like this one. Keep it