What does Charcuterie mean? FAQs and other terminology...



Charcuterie (shahr-koo-tuh-ree, shahr-koo-tuh-ree; French shar-kytuh-ree)

noun, plural char-cu-te-ries

1  cooked, processed, or cured cold meats and meat products, originally and typically pork products, as sausages, pates, hams, etc.

2  a store where these products are sold.


Artisan (ahr-tuh-zuhn)


1  a person skilled in a utilitarian art, trade, or craft, especially one requiring manual skill; a craftsperson.

2  a person or company that makes high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods:  our favorite local food artisans.


3  pertaining to an artisan or the product of an artisan; artisanal: artisan beer


Craft (kraft, krahft)

noun, plural crafts 

1  an art, trade, or occupation requiring special skill, especially manual skill: the craft of a mason.

2  skill; dexterity: The silversmith worked with great craft.


3  noting or relating to a food or other product made with special skill, especially manual skill:  craft beer; craft coffee; a line of craft furniture.

verb (used with object) 

 to make or manufacture (an object or product) with skill and careful attention to detail.


What is Spalted Wood? 

"Spalting is any form of wood colouration that is caused when fungi colonise the wood and extract nutrients from it, leaving behind dark dotted and lined patterns."  W.L. West & Sons Ltd.

What is Live Edge Wood? 

The term "live edge" refers to the natural edge left on at least one side of a piece of wood.   

CO Lumber

What does curly wood mean? 

Curl is compression grain perpendicularly crossing the face of a board producing alternate stripes of hard and soft fiber.  This phenomenon creates chatoyantcy in the board varying in strength depending on the degree of compression leaving the viewer with the illusion of a three-dimensional surface.

Wood Magazine




Sure, we have a few trade secrets but our Lola's Woods family deserves to know the facts!  We apply multiple coats of Food Safe, Solvent Free, Non-toxic finish to all of our pieces.  By hand, we rub and we buff (and buff, and buff, and buff...) the surfaces of each creation until they are as smooth as buttah!  You may notice spots on your packing when you receive your selection, it's OK.  Sometimes as the curing process continues, extra finish may surface - especially in transport.  Just use a soft cloth to rub in the excess oils.  It's all good.  


We work hard to make sure your selection is beautiful AND durable.  That being said, as with any wood item, staining can occur!  We recommend that you use dishes to hold vibrant, juicy fruits and veggies (think raspberries and olives), dips and sauces (think tomato based, vinegar based...see what we mean?).  Plus dishes add cool interest to your overall presentation ~ just look at our photo gallery!

To the point, below are care and maintenance tips we want to share:

To Clean:

Use mild soap & water, rinse AND dry thoroughly.

Do Not:

Scrub, submerge in water or place in dishwasher. 

To Maintain:

If you need to refresh your boards' surface, it's EASY!  Just coat your piece with a thin layer of food grade mineral oil or board butter.  Let your piece sit for about 15 minutes.  With a clean cloth, wipe off excess oil or butter and then buff with another clean cloth, to a smooth surface.  Maintenance applications will be dependent on frequency of use.  Still have questions?  Just ask, we're always here to help!