Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk

Natural slate makes a stunning backdrop for cheeses, veggies, and hors d'oeuvres.

$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

“Our shop and office are one and the same, which encourages open communication between everybody.”

After visiting Kristy Hadeka's family slate quarry in upstate New York in 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 duo hand-pick slabs of black and red slate from her family quarry cut and clean the stone to be food safe in their studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsSlate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk
 
4.7

(based on 183 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (144)
  • Easy to use (99)
  • Well built / quality (94)
  • Convenient (64)
  • Compact (33)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (19)
  • Dinner parties (10)
  • Holidays (10)
  • Special occasions (10)
  • Cheese (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (94), Avid cook (52), Gourmet chef (12), Stylish (4), Frequent entertainer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (153), No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Looks nice

My husband got this for me for Christmas because we love to make cheese plates. I think it looks really cute and the black background it nice because the cheese really pops, but I...Read complete review

My husband got this for me for Christmas because we love to make cheese plates. I think it looks really cute and the black background it nice because the cheese really pops, but I don't use the soapstone pen. It is way too hard to read and it doesn't show up that dark. I think it is really easy to clean and I love the rustic look of the slate.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

a little disappointed

I wanted to offer this product to my mother for use as a cheese plate. I liked the idea of the artsy look, with the ability to write on it.
I still...Read complete review

I wanted to offer this product to my mother for use as a cheese plate. I liked the idea of the artsy look, with the ability to write on it.
I still like the idea but this product seemed to have been handled by rollers. there are very regular horizontal features, that make it look very un-natural... defeating the purpose for me.
I handed up not offering it to my Mom as i don't think she will use it.
I hope to find a use for it myself...

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5.0

Sklate cheese board for seriving guests

By 

from Michigan/England

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dinner Parties
    • Display
    • Holidays
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

    Great for entertaining friends at home or just the 2 of us. Love the chalk options!

     
    5.0

    This board is GREAT

    By 

    from Birmingham AL

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dinner Parties
      • Display
      • Holidays
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

      Loved everything about the board. I got the black one and the chalk writing looks great on it.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again!

      By 

      from Charleston, sc

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creative & Functional
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Use
      • High Quality Material

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dinner Parties
        • Holidays
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

        I bought this as a gift for my mom. She absolutely loved it! The material is durable and a beautiful red color. She used the cheese board the next day for entertaining and received multiple compliments.

         
        5.0

        VERY Cute and Classy Present

        By 

        from Lafayette, California

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

          My husband LOVED it! We live in a cramped apartment, so it was nice to have something so aesthetically pleasing and sleek. It would look absolutely beautiful if we were entertaining, but it's so easy-to-use and practical that we can use it any day.

           
          4.0

          The Perfect Cheese Board & Conversation Starter

          By 

          from Minneapolis

          About Me Frequent Entertainer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Big Events
            • Dinner Parties
            • Holidays
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

            Parties

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            So perfect for entertaining!

            By 

            from Charlotte, NC

            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
              • Holidays

              Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

              I absolutely love this product! It was such a great look and was perfect for entertaining! We used it on New Years Eve for the first time and our guests raved over the presentation. It was not only functional, but a great conversation piece as well!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Unique cheeseboard

              By 

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Bargain Hunter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Big Events
                • Dinner Parties
                • Everyday
                • Holidays
                • Special Occasions

                Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

                My mother was very excited to receive this gift. Her and my dad entertain often so this will get used a lot. The soapstone chalk is very nice and it easily washes off the cheeseboard. It's a great size for entertaining, unique and looks stylish.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Great gift elicited rave reviews

                By 

                from Jackson, MI

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

                I bought this item for three of my siblings and they all gave it rave reviews.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Outstanding product

                By 

                from Flagstaff, AZ

                About Me Frequent Entertainer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Creative & Functional
                • High Quality Material

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Big Events
                  • Dinner Parties
                  • Display
                  • Holidays
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

                  Great product, beautiful and functional.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again.

                  By 

                  from East Falmouth Ma

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creative & Functional
                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dinner Parties
                    • Everyday
                    • Holidays
                    • Special Occasions

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

                    He loved it. He loves different cheeses, crackers and wine and this was perfect to display the cheese.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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