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!

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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!

Handmade Made in the USA
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
Care
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.
Item ID
21921

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UncommonGoodsSlate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk
 
4.7

(based on 174 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (127)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (144)
  • Well built / quality (94)
  • Easy to use (92)
  • Convenient (64)
  • Compact (33)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (19)
  • Cheese (9)
  • Cheese board (8)
  • Entertaining (8)
  • Chopping vegetables (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (94), Avid cook (52), Gourmet chef (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (148), No (18)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (95), Mother (22), Self (20), Child (13), Wife (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (116), Other (26), Birthday (21), Mother’s day (3)

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5.0

Wonderful product!

By 

from bartlesville, OK

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dinner Parties
    • Holidays
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

    This was a gift. I haven't heard how much they like it, but I'm certain they will!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Wedding

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    5.0

    I have given this twice as a housewarming gift

    By 

    from Chicago, Il

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Brilliant Finish
    • Creative & Functional
    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality Material

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dinner Parties
      • Display
      • Everyday
      • Holidays
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

      Gave this twice now as Housewarming gifts, they were both enjoyed and loved

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

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      5.0

      I would buy this product

      By 

      from Pittsburgh

      About Me Frequent Entertainer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

      I bought this product for a friend as a Birthday gift. She loved it and and uses it all the time!!

      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      Gorgeous!

      By 

      from SC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

      Perfect for her first apartment!

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

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      5.0

      Beautiful and effective

      By 

      from Amarillo, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

      Upon first getting the slab, I immediately placed it in my freezer to use as a meat and cheese tray that evening. It kept everything chilled and easy to serve for a whole 2 hours outside. I love the color, most of all. The red tone makes everything I place on it look so classy and earthy at the same time, very welcoming. I have yet to find any disadvantages to owning this product. And when I'm not using it, I just stand it up against the back of my counter, and it makes for a beautiful little break in the backsplash behind my salt and pepper shakers.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      gorgeous!

      By 

      from Casper, Wyoming

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      Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

      My mother is thrilled with this cutting board. She said that it was really beautiful (I haven't seen it yet) and is excited to use it. Apparently it comes with some information on the geologic provenance, but it's not very specific - so if there was a way to get more information I know she would appreciate it. As a geologist, the information on where the rock originated apparently wasn't quite sufficient.

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

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      5.0

      Birthday Gift

      By 

      from Columbia, MO

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Carving Meat
        • Chopping Vegetables
        • Everyday Use

        Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

        I purchased this for my "hard to buy for" friend. She loves to entertain and I felt that this piece would easily fit into her kitchen decor during her events. It can be used for so many things other cheese and fruit. I suggested that she use it as a candle centerpiece display to set the mood for a romantic evening.

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

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        5.0

        Perfect Gift!

        By 

        from New Boston, NH

        About Me Avid Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Dishwasher Safe
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

            I ordered this as a gift for my Brother and his Wife. After ordering twice from another company, both items were sent broken, I ordered from this site. This came in one please, beautifully wrapped with the chalk right there. They were very happy with it.

            • 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

            Beautiful, unique slate platter

            By 

            from Bel Air, MD

            About Me Avid Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Functional
            • Unique

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Appetizer Platter
            • Cheese Server

            Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

            Is a most attractive way to let giests know their choices. My daughter and daughter-in-law both loved using theirs during the holidays. Nice "natural" way to identify types of cheese or other appetizer.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Arrived on time and as advertized. Chalk was missing from one of the platters, and without hesitation Uncommon Goods sent me another. I could not be happier with the service I received.

            • 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

            Terrific cheese board!

            By 

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Avid Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cheese

              Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

              My son and his wife received this cheese board as a Christmas gift, and I liked it so much that I ordered one for our open house on New Year's Eve. Fortunately, it arrived just in time! It's very attractive and large enough to hold three large pieces of cheese. A particularly nice feature are the small corks that can be placed on the underside to prevent scratching the table on which it's placed. I used small cards rather than the chalk to label the cheeses, though.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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