A wooden utensil made from a hardwood that is used as a chopping or cutting surface when preparing delicate and small ingredients, such as fresh herbs. Mincing boards are produced with flat or curved surfaces. The flat surfaced boards typically are best suited for straight edged mincing blades, but can also be used with curved blades of the mincing knife (mezzaluna). Curved or concave surfaced boards are only used with the single or double-bladed mincing knives, which fit nicely into the rounded cutting surface. A mincing board may also be referred to as an herb board.