Virginia Alberene Soapstone Cheese Board

Virginia Alberene Soapstone Cheese Board

Item #: 020530
Availability: Sold out.
Regular price: $48.00
Sale price: $19.99
Gift Wrap:? 
Out of Stock
Understated and beautiful, the unpolished cheese board is made from Virginia’s Alberene Soapstone. 6”w x 12”l x ¾” thick. (Knife pictured not included).

In the summer of 1801, Elder John Leland persuaded the ladies of his Baptist congregation in Cheshire, Massachusetts to manufacture a “mammoth cheese” to be presented to President Jefferson in honor of his support of religious liberty. Word of the cheese-making and its purpose soon appeared in print, with newspapers reporting that the cheese utilized the milk of 900 cows. Leland presented the cheese to Jefferson in a small ceremony in the President’s House on New Years Day, of which Jefferson wrote to his son-in-law: “the Mammoth cheese is arrived here and is to be presented this day…it is an ebullition of the passion of republicanism in a state where it has been under heave persecution.” Cut and serve your own cheese, mammoth or otherwise, on this sturdy soapstone cheese board.

You may also like...

Gift Wrap Information
Image of gift-wrapped boxes

We will wrap your gift in white gift paper, trimmed with red Jefferson signature ribbon and a bow, and include a hand written gift message. The charge is $6.95 per item.

Each item will be wrapped and charged individually. You cannot elect to have multiple quantities wrapped together when ordering through our website. If you wish to do so, please call us at 1-800-243-1743 to place your order.

Regular price: $
Sale price: $
This item is currently out of stock!