Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk

Natural slate makes a stunning backdrop for cheeses, veggies, and hors d??uvres.

$5.50 - 29.00

created by

Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka

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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, they source 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!


Made in New York

After visiting Kristy Hadeka's family slate quarry in upstate New York in the spring of 2009, she and Sean Tice grabbed a few pieces to use as all purpose boards back home in Brooklyn. They found a number of purposes for the slate–from trivets for tea kettles and to coasters for beers—and began gifting pieces to friends. The response was so overwhelmingly positive that the two set out to produce a line of slate products.

They now make regular trips to their family quarry in upstate New York to hand pick their favorite pieces of black and red slate. The pieces are then transferred to Kristy and Sean studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where they do additional cutting and clean the stone to be food safe. In order to achieve the rough look of their unfinished pieces, they chip the edges with a slate cutter and other tools.

Visit our blog to take a studio tour and see inside Sean and Kristy's work space!


Made in the USA

Made from
jute twine, cork, burlap, card stock, soapstone, slate
10" L x 14-16" W x .375" H; Replacement Chalk: 5" L x .5" W
Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Boards without cork feet are dishwasher safe.

Help condition and preserve your board with mineral oil. Wipe it down with a drop or two of oil per year for a polished look.
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