What is "Butcher Block" Paper?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Aug 13, 2020 9:45:00 AM

StLribs5.jpgButcher paper is now a necessary fixture of any restaurant, deli, grocer or backyard BBQ? While extremely versatile, the secret behind this specialty paper goes beyond its use as a food basket liner or makeshift placemat.

The term butcher block paper dates back to the early 19th century — a distinction for when butchers started using paper to keep their workspaces clean. Those workspaces were referred to as butcher blocks, assembled wood used as sturdy chopping blocks, and cutting boards. Soon after, paper was being designed to meet the specific needs of butchers that had come to expect cleanliness and food safety at an affordable cost.

Similar to kraft paper, butcher block paper is created from wood chips that are refined into pulp, and then the pulp is processed into paper. However, butcher paper stands out for its sturdiness, low cost and superior hold-out against blood saturation and food-borne illness due to its moisture resistant properties.

Main Butcher Block Paper Uses

Butcher block paper serves two main purposes: aesthetic and food safety. It is the number one choice for single-use table top protection. Protecting a restaurant's employees and patrons. Butcher paper is like gift wrapping for choice cuts of meat, as well as sandwiches. FDA approved butcher paper keeps food safe, and looks good doing it. It can also be custom printed with your logo, menu, or other message.

Flexographic printing adds that personal touch people love to experience when eating out or taking food to go. Custom logos can be printed on butcher paper to help brand delis, grocery stores and restaurants — this makes it easy for independent operators to keep food safe while also advertising their business. Serving memorable meat begins with presentation, and butcher paper is the foundation of any good display and packaging.

Butcher Block Paper + BBQ

Oren International’s pink butcher paper is used by BBQ professionals across the globe to wow customers. Famed pitmaster Aaron Franklin set himself apart through innovation, and that included — you guessed it — pink butcher paper. There are a variety of ways to make meat stand out. Whether it’s small quantity for a backyard BBQ or a 1000-foot commercial roll for a restaurant, pink butcher paper is, pound for pound, the best way to set your meat apart from the competition before customers even take their first bite.

Oren International offers innovative, affordable paper products for those looking to grill the competition. CounterKraft white and pink butcher paper is 100 percent FDA approved, and a proven solution for protecting butcher blocks from blood and stain. To ensure a safe and memorable experience for customers, high-quality butcher paper with custom printing options is a must.

For more information on upgrading style and safety in your restaurant, deli, grocery store or even at your next backyard BBQ, contact Oren International today.

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