SLATE CHEESE BOARDS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK
$5.00 - $29.00
Slate of the Art
You'll want to go back to the drawing board when you can hone your knowledge of artisanal cheese on this striking slate platter that doubles as a chalkboard. Created by Brooklynites (and self-described foodies) Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka, Brooklyn Slate Company sources their gorgeous pieces of natural slate from Kristy's third-generation family quarry in upstate New York. After using the material as trivets and coasters in their own home, the duo discovered that this distinctive, organic surface also makes a stunning backdrop for cheeses & hors d'oeuvres. Plus, the lovely, dust-free soapstone chalk pieces let you clearly label your wedges, crumbles, and slices, so guests will never pull a dreaded foodie faux pas—like mixing up the brie with the camembert! Boards are available in red or black and possess a one-of-a-kind natural edge. Packaged with a burlap bag alongside chalk and anti-slip padded cork feet.
Visit our blog to see the Slate Cheese Board Styled 3 Ways or take a studio tour and see inside Sean and Kristy's work space!
- Item ID: 21921
- Materials: jute, cork, burlap, card stock, soapstone, slate
- 10" L x 14-16" W x .375" H; Replacement Chalk: 5" L x .5" W
- Food safe. Soapstone, chalk, crumbs, and liquids wipe off easily with a damp sponge or towel. The cheese boards can also be washed with a sponge and dish soap. Boards that do not have cork feet on the bottom are dishwasher safe.
In order to preserve your slate cheese board for years to come, wipe it down with a drop or two of food grade mineral oil twice a year. Mineral oil helps protect the integrity of the slate and maintains a slightly polished look.
Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka
After visiting Parsons graduate students' Kristy Hadeka's family slate quarry in upstate New York in the spring of 2009, her and Brooklyn graphic designer grabbed a few pieces for use as all purpose boards back home in Brooklyn. They found a number of purposes for the slate - as trivets for tea kettles and hot dishes to coasters for beers - and began gifting pieces to friends. The response was so overwhelmingly positive that the two struck out to produce a line of slate products. See all creations.
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