Only if you want to ruin your good knives. Granite is harder than your knife blades and will dull them very quickly if you use the countertop as a cutting surface. Always cut and chop on a wooden or plastic cutting board.
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Granite & marble make great rolling/ pastry boards & cheese plates though. If you are a baker or candy maker rolling out the dough or candy on the cool surface is great because the slab remains cool, making the dough easier to handle and roll out. People like to use stone for cheese plates because it keeps the cheese the right temperature while serving it.
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