Blog Posts for Soapstone Products

  • Benefits of Slate Cheeseboards: Durable, sustainable, and easy to clean

    Slate Cheeseboards

    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 cheese board

  • Why You Need The Original Soapstone Oil & Wax

    Soapstone Oil

    Why you need The Original Soapstone Oil & Wax

    Every year, more designers and homeowners learn about the benefits and beauty of soapstone. For example, countertops made with this distinctive, natural stone will not burn from a hot pan or discolor in the sunlight from large windows. In addition, because it is non-porous, this stone will not stain even with everyday use. Another benefit? Soapstone is incredibly easy to care for, with very little actual maintenance needed. A little soap, water, and the occasional oiling or waxing are all the typical homeowner needs to keep the surface clean and looking great.

    The Original Soapstone Wax

    Soapstone’s Natural Patina

  • Great Holiday Serving Board Ideas

    Great Holiday Serving Board Ideas

    Are you hosting a party this holiday season? While traditional cheese boards are delicious (and make great gifts), don’t be afraid to switch things up for the season and create something unique and fun.

    Treats for Santa

    We often suggest labeling the types of cheese on our slate boards with the soapstone chalk but using the board for Santa’s treats makes it fun for the kids, too. They can label the types of cookies or where the milk goes on the board, or they could write a note to Santa with the chalk. You can decorate the board with holiday images, too.

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    slate cheese board

    Christmas Candy or Cookie Boards

  • Shop Local this Holiday Season

    Shop Local this Holiday Season

    With shortages predicted in stores and online, shop locally to ensure you have everything you need for a great holiday season.

    New Cookbook

    Looking for a way to support a local bookstore, but you’re not sure what kind of books your recipients enjoy? Try a new cookbook! If you’re not sure about dietary restrictions, look for an option that includes some gluten-free or vegetarian recipes, as those are the most common restrictions.

    You can also choose a cookbook that focuses on techniques instead of specific recipes, so you’re giving the gift of better cooking, not just a set of recipes they may never make.

    Soapstone Pizza Stone

    Soapstone Pizza Stone

  • Give the Gift of Cheese Boards this Holiday Season

    Give the Gift of Cheese Boards this Holiday Season

    If you want to be invited to more parties in the future, start by bringing a cheeseboard. You can’t go wrong with cheese at almost every event: picnics, holiday parties, kids’ birthday parties (need to feed the adults, too!), game day, and more.

    Choose a beautiful cheese board from our shop and include it as your gift to the host. They don’t need to return it to you after the party is over! In fact, you might want to stock up on a few boards now to be ready for a season of parties and NFL games.

    Ready to build a delicious cheese board and be the hit of the party? Here’s a few things to include and get you started:

    You only need 3 cheeses
    Slate Cheese Board

  • New Season, New Pizza Toppings!

     New Season, New Pizza Toppings!

    With fresh vegetables becoming less available in the fall, switch to hearty root vegetables and specialty cheese for flavorful, memorable pizza toppings. Pizzas can also be a fun way to use up leftovers in your fridge when you’ve had a busy week. So start planning the great mix of toppings you’ll try next!

    Soapstone Pizza Stone pizza

    Seasonal Squash Toppings

  • How to Use Wood Wax or Wood Oil

    How to Use Wood Wax or Oil

    While some homeowners want their wood counter-tops to show the wear and tear, everyone agrees they can use a little maintenance. With The Original Wood Wax or The Original Wood Oil, you’ll protect and nourish your wood counter-tops.

  • Why use soapstone whiskey rocks?

    Why use soapstone whiskey rocks?

    When you’re only drinking a small amount of a drink, you want to keep that flavor intact. Which is where US-made soapstone whiskey rocks become a necessity. At Soapstone Products, we have two sizes of rocks to best suit your needs. And they work not only for chilled drinks, but also for hot beverages when microwaved!

  • All About Soapstone Oil & Wax: what it does, is, and isn’t

    If you’ve been investigating countertops for a kitchen renovation, you know that each surface comes with different care instructions and recommendations. The durability and unique feel of soapstone makes it a favorite option in kitchens (both indoor and outdoor!).

    One of the benefits of soapstone over other stones is its naturally non-porous, waterproof surface. So why do you need wax or oil? While granite and marble countertops need a sealant every few months to keep water out and protect the countertop, soapstone doesn’t need to be sealed against water.

  • Why You Need a Soapstone Pizza/Grilling Stone

    Why You Need a Soapstone Pizza/Grilling Stone

    With friends gathering again and the warm weather bringing everyone to their backyards, a pizza/grilling stone makes a great investment for your entertaining space. Cook delicious pizzas in half the time over a grill or in your oven and achieve that perfect crispy crust!

    Don’t forget the pizza peel for placing the fresh pizza on the stone and removing it safely.

    Why use a pizza/grilling stone?

  • Why Choose Teak & Mango Wood for Serving

    Are you looking for a unique serving platter for your home?

    The teak and mango wood serving boards from Soapstone Products make a statement at 3 to 7-feet each, but also make a great choice in food safety and sustainability.

  • 4 Tips for the Best Slate Cheese Boards

    4 Tips for the Best Cheese Board

    Charcuterie or cheese boards have become a popular appetizer or sometimes a full meal when entertaining! Even if you’re home watching a movie, pulling together a delicious cheese board elevates the evening. With a cheese board or serving platter always on hand, and a few items stocked in your fridge, you’ll be ready to host a party at any moment.

    Start with a Great Board