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The Rustic Dish

The Rustic Dish

The Rustic Dish started, originally, as a food blog. Co-founder Lee Matthews had a love for rustic cooking and recipes, and really wanted to sell beautiful handcrafted rustic products that reflected on that part of his life. He quickly agreed that olive wood is one of the world’s most beautiful woods, and that was that and here we are...after hijacking the blog name. The Rustic Dish now produce a beautiful range of cheese and cuttings boards and kitchen accessories, all carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced olive wood. We continue to carefully source and promote artisanal handmade products from around the world including a range of stunning journals handmade in India and Nepal using only sustainably sourced materials.

Our Story

All our products are designed in-house and made for us by artisans from around North Africa, India and Nepal. We source our olive wood carefully from olive farms that discard their very old trees that have come to the end of their natural fruiting life.

We are all very passionate about this as it allows the olive farmers to sell, rather than throw out, their old trees which in turn allows them reinvest in new, younger, more productive trees. This injection of investment allows the farmers to continue employing their family members and that of the local community in some of the poorest regions in the world.

Our Values

  • Family-run Business

    Family-run Business

  • Support for Small Producers

    Support for Small Producers

  • All Organic Products

    All Organic Products

  • Independent Company

    Independent Company

  • Supports a Developing Country or Community

    Supports Dev Country

  • Biodynamic Producer

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