Benefits of Slate Cheeseboards: Durable, sustainable, and easy to clean
Are you looking for the best cheeseboard for your next party (or maybe a gift for a friend)? Quickly gaining popularity, slate cheeseboards are becoming a fashionable backdrop for artisanal cheeses and desserts. The dark color contrasts beautifully with vibrant cheeses, meats, and veggies, and its easy-to-clean nature means you don’t have to worry about it in between events.
Benefits of Slate Cheeseboards
Slate cheeseboards are rustic and practical when it comes to having a cheeseboard that will both wow your guests and stand the test of time. Slate’s naturally dark color will make your food items stand out making these cheese boards perfect for everyday dining, holiday meals, parties, or even outdoor entertaining. All-natural, dishwasher safe, and best of all easy to clean and maintain, slate boards are also impervious to fungus and mold, so you’ll never be concerned about its cleanliness.
As an excellent conductor of both heat and cold, slate cheeseboards are great for items that might need to be kept at a higher or lower temperature. Simply pop your slate cheeseboard in the freezer for a bit for cold items or place a hot pan on top for a few minutes to warm it up.
Unlike wood or plastics that are often used for cheeseboards, slate is a non-porous material meaning those intensely flavored cheeses and meats won’t sink in. Slate also doesn’t hold on to bacteria, so as long as you clean it off after your party with a gentle soap you won’t need to worry about tasting those flavors at the next event
Finally, slate is incredibly durable! In fact, it’s one of the more durable of the naturally occurring stones available. Besides making great cheeseboards, slate is found in homes as tile, sinks, window sills and countertops, as well as on roofs across the world. They can withstand elements for two hundred years or more, so even a lifetime of dinner parties won’t ruin your slate cheeseboard. Of course, it still needs to be stored carefully, as slate can shatter if dropped from a height.
Looking for a slate cheese board of your own for your next dinner party? Check out Soapstone Product’s line of slate cheese boards or visit our website for more information on all our natural stone products!