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Make a Cheese Board

Make a Cheese Board

Woodwork / 3 Hours / Adults

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Enjoy a woodworking experience making a beautiful cheese board you can bring out at the next dinner party and say “I made that!”

Suitable for beginners, our three hour course will guide you through the process of making your own cheese board, chopping board or serving platter from a 'blank' of the finest quality solid hardwood.

Jonty, your friendly instructor, will show you how to transform it into a truly beautiful and food safe cheese board using a range of tools and processes in just three hours. 


You will begin the evening by being shown a demonstration of how to use some wonderful hand tools you'll have access to in your own special tool kit for the evening.

This will include a variety of saws, a spoke shave, block plane and various other sanding and finishing tools.

You can choose to drill a hole for a handle, cut a special shape in the side or decide to simply make as you go and work the wood until you have the shape you are after.

We will give you full instruction for the whole evening and you'll learn how to use a variety of hand tools which will be useful for the rest of your life. 

And that’s not all. You will also learn how to expertly sand and apply a natural, food-safe finish to the cheese board to ensure it will be quality enough to adorn the table at even the most sophisticated cheese night!

You will finish the evening very relaxed and super proud of yourself with a potential new hobby that you’re sure to love as much as we do. Now that’s better than a night in front of the box, surely?

As standard, we supply solid English Ash with every course. This is a lovely wood to work with, is quite light in colour with beautiful grain patterns and looks great when finished. 

• Tenon Saw 
• Coping Saw
• Hand Planes
• Spoke Shave
• 80, 120, 180 Grit Sanding Blocks
• Random Orbital Sander 
• Osmo Poly-X Hard Wax Oil or Tung Oil 
• Zero Grit 3M Finishing Pads or Cloths


Total beginners, no woodworking experience is necessary.


The workshop is in Crondall, just off the A287 on the Hampshire/Surrey border. We are extremely proud of the Ash & Co workshop and offer a safe and friendly environment that welcomes all ages and genders to share in our passion for making.


Ready to secure your place on one of our Make a Cheese Board courses? Simply choose your date at the top of this page and purchase through the usual checkout process. 

You will receive an email confirming all the details, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have before you arrive. 

Booking for someone else? No probs, just drop us an email after booking and we'll amend the details for you.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
The Best Introduction to Woodworking You Could Ask For

Had a brilliant time on this course making a cheeseboard with Jonty's expert instruction and positive attitude. Everything was hands-on, and we all walked away with beautifully finished cheeseboards and tons of new knowledge.

We started with some quick tool tutorials before jumping in ourselves, and were quickly ready to design and begin work on the cheeseboards themselves. Jonty's expertise was always available, but plenty of space was allowed for experimentation and learning by doing. Anyone taking this course will find it accessible but leave fully inspired to create more things out of wood with hand tools.

An all round brilliant experience that I'll remember for a long time, and I'll definitely be looking out for more Ash&Co courses to book onto in the future.

Hi Theo, thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback and so pleased you enjoyed the workshop :-)

Excellent woodwork course, with great cheeseboard output.

Excellent course, particularly the hands on use of tools and coaching in using them. Excellent hands on teaching, yet still socially isolated (Covid-19). Really passionate about ash and woodworking, and extremely skilled. Give you the space and encouragement you need to be creative, but also give the support to enable you to bring your design to life.

Cheeseboard looks impressive, yet it’s actually very simple. We’ve booked on another course.

A shame we don’t have children as Ash + co educational courses for children, and child products, look like a huge amount of fun.

Had a great evening making a cheeseboard

Never done anything like this before, Jonty was a great teacher. CanÕt wait to come and try out my new skills on some of the other courses!

Amazing workshop to make a cheese board

Jonty was the perfect tutor, tailoring the class to to different levels of experience. I'm looking forward to coming back with the kids.

Absolutely fabulous workshop this evening.

Really enjoyed. Cant wait to try another one. Thank you so much for your patience.