This cutting board is a top-notch cook's aid and a must in every kitchen. Designed and made in Italy from thick sturdy Iroko (Milicia Excelsa) wood. Versatile and can be used not just for chopping and cutting, but also for serving and dressing. The functional groove perimeter keeps juices and liquids from making a mess on your kitchen surface. It comes with small polyethylene cutting board that slides into it for an alternative cutting surface. It is also compatible with a multi-purpose stainless steel colander insert that can be purchased separately as model number AB60SSC.