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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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsSlate Cheese Boards with Soapstone Chalk
 
4.7

(based on 178 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (131)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (144)
  • Easy to use (94)
  • 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 (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (94), Avid cook (52), Gourmet chef (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (152), No (18)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (120), Other (26), Birthday (22), Mother’s day (3)

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

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    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
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      Great gift elicited rave reviews

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

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      5.0

      Outstanding product

      By 

      from Flagstaff, AZ

      About Me Frequent Entertainer

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

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

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          5.0

          I have given this twice as a housewarming gift

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          from Chicago, Il

          About Me Stylish

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          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

            • 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!!

            • 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
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            Beautiful and effective

            By 

            from Amarillo, TX

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            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
            • 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
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Mother’s Day

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