In keeping with its commitment to sustainable initiatives, the Chicago Cutlery® brand, one of the first names in cutlery, now offers a stylish line of two-toned bamboo cutting boards. An eco-friendly, renewable resource that regenerates without replanting, bamboo is the smart alternative to traditional woods used in these accessories. Bamboo, a perennial evergreen—technically a grass—is one of the world’s fastest growing woody plants, with an accelerated growth rate that can exceed three-feet a day. Harder and denser than most hardwood boards, bamboo withstands the sharpest knives. And the boards are so attractive, they’re ideal for serving cheeses, canapés and more. The Chicago Cutlery Woodworks 12" by 12" by 1" Bamboo Chopping Block is constructed of 100% bamboo. The reversible board reduces food contamination so you can use one side for meats and the other side for fruits and vegetables. This cutting board has multiple functions, it can: protect counters from sharp knives, be used as a serving board, and transport food from cutting to cooking. The Woodworks Bamboo Cutting Boards are easy to clean. Hand wash with soapy water. For tougher jobs sprinkle salt on 1/2 of a lemon and use as a scouring pad. Use food safe mineral oil or wood conditioning oil to seal and preserve the wood. For best results dry standing up overnight.