Pardon The Punctuation...Every at home chef needs their gear and a cutting board needs to be somewhere close to the top of the list. Maestro Blocks has some of the most exquisitely crafted cutting boards I've ever had the pleasure of using. One step better the owners are former military and you can read their story here. Also a portion of the proceeds go to the "Purple Heart Foundation" The "Gran Maestro" board is what I'm reviewing today. This is the Ferrari of cutting boards. Made of walnut and maple, it's a solid 10.5 pounds and just as elegant as I've ever imagined a cutting board could be. Probably the perfect "Mother's day" gift for a mom who loves cooking. I've placed it on different surfaces and it never slips. The drawer is ideal for storing your favorite knife or even a couple of towels. This is one of those kitchen tools that will be passed down from generation to generation. A prime example of you get what you pay for. Great product.