Fine turquoise is inlaid in the natural cracks and veins of the wood in this one of a kind Cheese Spreader. The artist adheres the stone with a food-safe epoxy developed by the United States government in the 1960s. This adhesive hardens and protects the stone so that it will stand up to the rigors of everyday use. The turquoise comes from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Arizona. Each Cheese Spreader is completely one of a kind due to the variable nature of the wood. Handcrafted by Treestump Woodcrafts in Arizona.