Remember in Mean Girls when butter was demonized by Regina George? Well, that's no longer the case thanks to TikTok. This smooth-churned foodstuff is now fashionable. Finally! So, we're digging out our favorite serving boards from deep at the back of our kitchen cabinets, spreading butter on them, and calling it a canape. And we're totally here for this easy and rather effortless trend that's quite frankly a masterpiece — but it only really works if you have a lovely-looking board to complement your butter and toppings.
So, naturally, we've scoured the shops to find ten standout serving boards so that you can keep up with Kourtney Kardashian (who is also a massive fan of this entree). Unlike some celebrity-inspired trends, this one isn't expensive to do plus it's environmentally friendly as it makes for a smart way to use up any leftovers you might have lingering in your fridge. Charcuterie, veggies, cheese, sliced fruit... you name it, you can use it.
Keep on scrolling for my favorite serve ware to plate your picky bits. And whilst you're at it, I've also rounded up the most useful kitchen gadgets you need to buy in 2023, to make cooking a bunch easier.
10 chic serving boards you really need to see
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Made from: Teak wood
Size: W13.5" x D11.5"
As far as chic serving boards go, this is certainly barking up the right tree. But you'll have to be quick as these have recently been added to CB2's clearance line. Sure, you'll have to wait until early March to get them, but Spring is the season for getting together, and what a time to establish new beginnings and celebrate the season than with organic handmade homeware. Each one will be unique in size, shape, and texture. This one would be great as a foundation for cream cheese, nuts, dried fruit, and honeycomb. I might use it as a sushi board in the summer too, with teeny blots of wasabi and sriracha mayo for a spicy kick!
Made from: FSC-certified mango wood
Size: W12.25" x D6.75"
If you can't make up your mind on whether you want to opt for a wooden or marble board, consider this the best of both worlds. We're all for the personalized feel of this particular serveware with the chic inlaid brass detailing complementing the light mango wood. If budget permits, why not collect a few over time, and then invite your friends to snack in style?
Made from: Beechwood
Size: L15.5 x W8.9
You could mistake this decorative wood serving board for a piece of home decor. We sure did. But this makes a great base for a butter board, bringing texture to the party. As well as the wavy rectangular-shaped design, it's also available as a cute arch... ready for all those rainbow-colored fruit, veg and crudites! If you're looking for something last minute, the good news is that we found this on Amazon so you can get tomorrow if you've got Prime.
Made from: Glass
Size: None specified
If the thought of touching a dirty serving board gives you the ick — marvel over this marble serving board. It has a central metal handle to stop your hands from getting sticky, and the silicone feet underneath help to protect your table and other surfaces. Plus, as marble is a natural material, you can guarantee that no one will have a board like you! Similar, yes, but not identical.
Made from: Slate / Acacia wood
Size: D15 x H1.75
Ahh... a Lazy Susan. It was once the thing my mom carted out when company came round — and I used to cringe. But this slate version oozes style. It'll suit an industrial or modern home and the spinning motion is great for accessing all your favourite bits on the plate. So if you're good for Gouda, but less of a fan of stinky fromages you can divert yourself from a foodie crisis by taking the wheel.
Made from: Marble / brass
Size: H2 x W14 x D10
Call me a Magpie but the brass handles are everything on this charcuterie board....Especially if you're someone with butter fingers (pardon the pun). A much smarter (and Scandi-inspired) way of serving pate and crackers, especially when the former can look a little like pet food when served straight from the packaging! Like many of our other suggestions, this can also work harder as a tray for trinkets or your self-care stash. Or, use it in the same way as a charger plate for super fancy home dining.
Made from: Agate / electroplated gold
Size: W12 x D12
Move over Little Mermaid, because there's a new multicolored cutie in town. Anything agate-related appeases my love of crystals anyway, but add bread, butter, and cheese into the mix, and you've got one very happy girl. Also loving the gold edging on this, which gives it an Art-Deco feel. Great for plating meats and cheeses, but also glassware and trinkets when it's off-duty..
Made from: Marble
Size: D15 x W9
Upgrade your Netflix and Chill game with this monochrome marble serving board. If you like snacking on the sofa, this striped platter is perfect. The black and white design is giving us part Wednesday, part Emily in Paris Parisian vibes.
Made from: Acacia wood/marble
Size: H0.6 x W7 x D30
You really can't go wrong with a paddle-shaped serving board. The length dimensions mean that you can pop multiple rows of the same food on it, so no one misses out or awkwardly goes in for the last bite. But what we love about this one (other than the Acacia wood and white marble mix) is the handy hole which means it can be hung when not in use (or let's face it, to casually show off!).
Made from: Alasbaster
Size: H0.75 x W10 x L13
OK, this is a bit of an investment purchase, but if you're looking for something to brighten up a rainy day (or take outside for alfresco eating)... This.Is.It. It sort of reminds us of a cheery popsicle and we can guarantee this will be a colorful conversation starter. It's hand-crafted from natural alabaster which is a type of rock. A great alternative to pastel-colored plastic in our opinion.