Our products are sourced from the Vermont and New York Slate Valley, a unique geological formation that runs between Vermont and New York states. This area is world famous for producing slate roofs and other residential, industrial, and commercial products for more than a century.
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 about twice a year. Mineral oil helps protect the integrity of the slate and maintains a slightly polished look. All of our products are treated and sealed to be food safe. Soapstone, chalk, crumbs, and liquids wipe off easily with a damp sponge or towel. Our 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. To achieve a natural, rustic look, we use cutting tools that, over time, may lead to chipping along the edges of our slate goods. This is a natural occurrence and does not compromise the integrity of the slate.
Slate is one of the most durable, naturally occurring stones readily available; slate shingles, which are found on home and building roofs across the country, typically withstand the elements for two hundred years or more. It is the stone that all synthetic tiles aspire to be. Just like slate roofing, our products are made to last. Our slate cheese boards and coasters are always at least 3/8" thick.
The perfect introductory set for the budding cheese enthusiast, our Cheese Board Starter Kit features our slate cheese board, a hand carved wood cheese knife, a pack of soapstone pencils for writing the names of cheeses on the board, and a bottle of food grade mineral oil for maintaining the look and integrity of your board.
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