This cheese cutter is made from Goncalo Alves. Native to Central and South America this exotic hardwood is considered by many to be the most beautiful of the tropical hardwoods. It is very dense and rot resistant and has long been used for small wood specialty objects such as pool cues, archery bows, knife and gun handles, and jewelry boxes. The cutter measures 6” by 10” by 7/8” and rubber feet are included. Multiple coats of hand rubbed oil based finish have been applied and over-coats of wipe-on varnish have been added for durability. The finish is completely food safe. If cleaning is required, hand wash with mild detergent, rinse and dry. This cheese cutter is shown with a black arm and handle. A chrome arm and handle is available as an option. You can see examples of this option on some of my other listings. If you prefer the chrome arm and handle, just leave me a note on the order.