Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
These mesmerizing ‘end-grain’ cutting boards are made from Larch trees native to Cape Breton. Larch trees – also known as Tamaracks or Junipers — are deciduous conifers. Their short, needle-like, blue-green leaves turn bright amber yellow in the fall before dropping.
Noted for its rot resistance, strength and ability to neutralize bacteria, Larch has all the characteristics needed to produce a superior cutting surface. The durable, self-healing, end-grain construction provides a smooth, impact-resistant, cutting action that is kind to knives.
Larch Wood sources its wood from sustainably-managed, local woodlots. After cutting it into boards, the wood is dried for 16-22 days in a huge kiln that can dry up to 18,000 board feet at a time.
Larch Wood’s cutting boards make spectacular wedding gifts and are praised by professional chefs as works of functional art.