Say goodbye to lousy cutting boards and hello to Teakhaus

By Brandy Gonsoulin

A quality cutting board is one of any cook’s most valuable tools, as essential to good preparation as a proper knife. Yet oftentimes we just toil away on surfaces that are too warped, too slippery, or just too small. It’s time to stop the sloppy chopping—and Proteak is here to help, with their new collection of Teakhaus by Proteak boards.

Ever committed to sustainable forest management practices, Proteak has been a trustworthy source for high quality teak lumber since 2000. The unique tropical wood is known for its strength, natural resistance to water, and ability to withstand wear and tear. It’s basically the perfect wood for a chopping block.

Now Proteak has launched Teakhaus by Proteak, a collection of long lasting, specialty crafted pieces—this may be the last cutting board you’ll ever need. They come in a variety of sizes, from slabs small enough for your mini-bar to carving boards big enough for, well, carving. The Traditional Collection consists of standard chopping blocks, the Marine Collection includes a variety of different boards, and the Butcher Block Collection features end-grain styling that makes them suitable for cheese or charcuterie platters. More designs are on the way, too.

For an everyday, all-purpose chopping block for both home cooks and chefs, try the rectangle carving board from the Traditional Collection. At 14 pounds and 24 by 18 inches, it is large and sturdy enough to chop multiple ingredients on—seriously, how many times have you found yourself wanting more chopping space? It also includes a carved hand grip on each side for easy lifting and storage. But trust us, once you lay this board out on your kitchen counter, you’re never going to want to put it away.
Tasty tidbits

  • Teakhaus by Proteak made the final cut in America’s Test Kitchen for “Best Cutting Board.”
  • Teakhaus by Proteak grows its lumber in Latin America, where the climate and ecology resembles teak's best growing regions in Southeast Asia, allowing them to cultivate trees without the use of irrigation or fertilizer.
  • All Proteak plantations and Teakhaus by Proteak products are certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) making each cutting board truly a “forest to table” product.

Waxing your board

Wood cutting boards require regular care and waxing to prevent them from drying out, and Teakhaus makes this easy with their natural seasoning wax, made of organic coconut oil, beeswax, and orange essential oil. Just spread it on, deodorant-style, and rub it in.