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slate cheese boards with soapstone chalk

by Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka $5.50 - 29.00
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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!

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
21921
Made from
jute twine, cork, burlap, card stock, soapstone, slate
Measurements
10" L x 14-16" W x .375" H; Replacement Chalk: 5" L x .5" W
Notes
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.
  • the maker

Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka

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!

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SLATE CHEESE BOARDS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK
 
4.7

(based on 150 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (128)
  • Easy to use (81)
  • Well built / quality (81)
  • Convenient (59)
  • Compact (30)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (17)
  • Entertaining (8)
  • Cheese (7)
  • Cheese board (7)
  • Serving cheeses (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (85), Avid cook (46), Gourmet chef (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (131), No (15)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (85), Mother (20), Self (16), Child (10), Wife (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (105), Other (20), Birthday (18)

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5.0

FabuLOUS gift

By 

from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

  • Difficult To Clean

Best Uses

  • Everyday Use
  • Serving Cheese

Comments about SLATE CHEESE BOARDS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

lovr the cool neat design

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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5.0

More than a cheese board

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from MI

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Convenient
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction
  • Simple And Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about SLATE CHEESE BOARDS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

    It is what is says on the packet... simply a slate cheese board, but it is attractive, excellent size, nicely presented.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Excellent condition, beautifully wrapped

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Very very nice cheese board

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    from Atlanta, GA

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Attractively Packaged
    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about SLATE CHEESE BOARDS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

        This is a very nice cheese plate. It is well made and looks nice. The only very slight negative was there were chips of slate in the box that fell out when opened. I assume it was from rough handling during shipment from NY to GA, but it was just a little odd. Would buy this again and definitely recommend it to anyone interested.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        Love this!

        By 

        from New York, NY

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Convenient
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Serving Platter

          Comments about SLATE CHEESE BOARDS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

          My SO and I absolutely love this cheeseboard! It is of solid construction and gorgeous slate, and beautifully displays and serves all sorts of things, from various cheeses to meats, snacks, sandwiches and even desserts. I like writing on it with chalk to identify cheeses and other things, but also find you don't need to. The chalk isn't difficult at all to write with and doesn't smudge, which is nice, especially for guests. Couldn't ask for a better cheeseboard!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Attractive and useful

          By 

          from MA

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Convenient
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Soapstone Writes Okay

          Best Uses

          • Servinglabeling Cheese
          • Servinglabeling Cheeses

          Comments about SLATE CHEESE BOARDS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

          Attractive design, and a good size for serving many cheeses. Comes with burlap case to bring to friend and family events. Soapstone can be hard to write with clearly especially on the rough surface of the slate.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Awesome gift

          By 

          from Boston ma

          About Me Avid Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Convenient
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about SLATE CHEESE BOARDS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

            Bought this for my sister in law, along with the chalkboard and some fancy cheeses for Christmas - she and her husband loved it and have used it a few time already!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Awesome gift

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            from Boston ma

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Convenient
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about SLATE CHEESE BOARDS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

                Got this as a gift along with the chalk and some nice cheeses for my sister in law for Xmas ... She loved it and has used it multiple times already!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                4.0

                Great Item!!

                By 

                from Rogers, AR

                About Me Gourmet Chef

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SLATE CHEESE BOARDS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

                    Great design, awesome entertaining piece.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Such a great gift!

                    By 

                    from Houston, Tx

                    About Me Avid Cook

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cheese

                      Comments about SLATE CHEESE BOARDS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

                      I bought this for my sister for Hanukkah to use for our book club. We ladies drink wine and eat cheese and this is perfect! On top of how great it looks, its a spectacular idea for labeling different cheeses, olives or whatever you would like. I thought about buying another one just for me! Not to mention Uncommon Goods' amazing customer service. I had some shipping issues (USPS to blame) and they didn't hesitate to sent a new one to arrive the next day.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      5.0

                      Mom liked it

                      By 

                      from Williamsburg KY

                      About Me Avid Cook

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Nifty Idea

                      Cons

                      • Looks Easily Breakable

                      Best Uses

                      • Cheese

                      Comments about SLATE CHEESE BOARDS WITH SOAPSTONE CHALK:

                      Good idea and this was a good gift for her since she entertains.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Arrived on time and in as promised condition

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Mother
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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