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 180 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (132)

  • 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 (96)
  • Well built / quality (94)
  • Convenient (64)
  • Compact (33)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (19)
  • Cheese (9)
  • Cheese board (8)
  • Entertaining (8)
  • Dinner parties (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (94), Avid cook (52), Gourmet chef (12), Frequent entertainer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (153), No (18)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (121), Other (26), Birthday (22), Mother’s day (3)

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5.0

Beautiful!

By 

from Georgia

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • What A Nice Serving Piece

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Cheese Platter Display

Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

What a beautiful way to serve a cheese platter! Bought this as a gift but will be ordering one for myself soon!

Service and delivery comments:

Was told this item was out of stock but would be delivered in time for the holidays. What a nice surprise to receive it just a few days following my order placement!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah
 
5.0

Brooklynite approved!

By 

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Gourmet Chef

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

      I can admit that this product has not yet been used, BUT I am already so pleased. It arrived very quickly, extremely protected, and in attractive packaging. This gift is for my mother-in-law and I am very proud to give her a gift that is so unique, contemporary, and elegant.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah
       
      5.0

      Great gift idea! Esp for a coworker

      By 

      from Boston, ma

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

          This is such a smart gift for a coworker or boss. It is packaged beautifully and presents very well. Plus, it's fun to write on your cheeseboard!

          Service and delivery comments:

          I wish all companies delivered like Uncommon Goods! I had my order with in 3 days of ordering.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah
           
          5.0

          Great plate!

          By 

          from San Diego

          About Me Avid Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Cheese Worthy
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Hard To Store

          Best Uses

          • Cheese Server Message Bo

          Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

          Lovely, useful cheese slate.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other
           
          4.0

          For your cheese loving friends

          By 

          from Connecticut

          About Me Avid Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

              Unique but practical

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect gift!!

              By 

              from Leesburg, VA

              About Me Avid Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

                  This slate board was much more sturdy than others I have looked at. The size is big enough to get at least 3 different kinds of cheese on it. I love the red color. Very different than others you will find. A great gift for people that love to entertain.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  The cheese boards were purchased as gift

                  By 

                  from La Quinta, CA

                  About Me Gourmet Chef

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Serving Cheese Selection

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

                    I liked the unique idea of writing on the cheese board and I liked the style. They are gifts for friends who serve cheese often and I think they will be very well received. I will send an email after Christmas and let you know how the gifts were received, but I am sure they will love them.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Elegant

                    By 

                    from Oceanside, CA

                    About Me Avid Cook

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertaining

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

                      Heavy and sturdy; goes beautifully with my mother in law's marble counter tops. I'm thinking about getting a second one for myself!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Looks nice

                      By 

                      from Illinois

                      About Me Casual Cook

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Convenient

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Use

                      Best Uses

                      • Displaying cheese

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

                      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.

                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great for entertaining

                      By 

                      from Tallahassee, Florida

                      About Me Avid Cook

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Slate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk:

                          I entertain a lot and often serve gourmet cheeses. This is an attractive and fun way to label the different cheeses.

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