I haven't used my cheese board yet but it is beautiful! It is just large enough, the marble is a lovely white with a bit of moment in it and the gold rim is bright and shiny. The knife came in it's own velvet bag and has a very nice weight to it. All of the items that I have purchased from Burke Decor have been very well packaged. I just discovered Burke Decor while Christmas shopping this past December. It is my new favorite go to shop for entertaining items!