After a long search we finally found a reliable supplier for olive wood in sunny Calabria, which can produce end grain boards in our sizes and - much more difficult to find - in our quantities and quality requirements.
How beautiful this wood is, however, can hardly be put into words:
The surface is smooth and reflective, the lively grain is pleasantly ordered by the precise gluing and of intense, breathtaking wildness.
After 5 years in the cutting board business, nothing should really blow our minds anymore, but this olive...oh boy.
The weight alone shows how special these panels are: If a regular Basic weighs approx. 3kg, a Basic in Olive weighs a full 4.5kg.
And this density of the material can also be felt:
it is always 2 degrees cooler than you would expect. This difference makes every skin contact a discreet little surprise. Terrific.
Olive end grain wood in this quality and strength is purely factually a genuine rarity - the wood is knotty and the processing complex and with high cut loss connected. We hope that this source of supply will establish itself in the long term.
Available as BASIC, PHOENIX, PHOENIX-S and in about 2 weeks also as BASIC-L.
PHOENIX OLIVE EN DETAIL