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A Serving Board from Nature

A Serving Board from Nature

Create a restaurant-style cheese plate at home with these slate boards.

The cheese plate. But do you have decorative plates or boards on hand for serving cheese?

While most serve cheese on a flat-rimmed plate, if you entertain often, invest in a flat board specifically for serving cheese. Look for one that is both easy to clean and beautiful, something like you might fine at a fine restaurant.

We recently discovered these beautiful slate cheeseboards from Brooklyn Slate Company that have been crafted from reclaimed slate roofing tiles. While they make boards in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from coaster-sized to 10-by-14-inches, we find their 5-by-18-inch “special edition” board perfect for entertaining. It’s sized right for three different kinds of cheese and is both food and dishwasher-safe. Plus, it comes with a piece of soapstone for identifying what's being served right on the board.

Even if you don’t serve cheese often, the slate boards are good for serving a dish of hot spinach and artichoke dip, along with a couple slices of baguette, or an array of fresh tomato bruschetta. Or, do as one of the founders, Kristy, does, and create your own raw bar with a 10-by-14-inch board. She "chilled the slate — and it keeps cold for a long time, so the ice didn't melt — and then packed a mound of ice on it and placed the oysters on the half shell on top.” Pretty versatile. (Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Slate Company)

Wondering what cheese to serve on your slate?

Watch this video to learn more about Brooklyn Slate Company and where their slate comes from.

Credit: CamLin Productions


Yes, You Can Make a Beautiful Charcuterie Board for One

I’m not afraid to admit that I absolutely love charcuterie boards. Yeah, it’s basic, but I could snack on a plate of cheese, crackers and cured meats all day, every day and be perfectly content. However, as much as I love a good charcuterie board, I hate the idea that they’re solely meant to feed a crowd.

As grazing boards and table-sized spreads rise in popularity, charcuterie constructers are finding new ways to smush more and more goodies onto their boards, and while these creations are gorgeous, they reinforce the idea that cheese boards are nothing more than party appetizers.

Well, I’m here to shake up the status quo and say that charcuterie boards can be used for more than just entertaining. This versatile meat and cheese platter can be scaled down into a single-serving meal — I’m talking breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Whether you’re living alone or want fresh lunch inspo, grab your board and try out one of these charcuterie boards fit to feed one person:


Yes, You Can Make a Beautiful Charcuterie Board for One

I’m not afraid to admit that I absolutely love charcuterie boards. Yeah, it’s basic, but I could snack on a plate of cheese, crackers and cured meats all day, every day and be perfectly content. However, as much as I love a good charcuterie board, I hate the idea that they’re solely meant to feed a crowd.

As grazing boards and table-sized spreads rise in popularity, charcuterie constructers are finding new ways to smush more and more goodies onto their boards, and while these creations are gorgeous, they reinforce the idea that cheese boards are nothing more than party appetizers.

Well, I’m here to shake up the status quo and say that charcuterie boards can be used for more than just entertaining. This versatile meat and cheese platter can be scaled down into a single-serving meal — I’m talking breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Whether you’re living alone or want fresh lunch inspo, grab your board and try out one of these charcuterie boards fit to feed one person:


Yes, You Can Make a Beautiful Charcuterie Board for One

I’m not afraid to admit that I absolutely love charcuterie boards. Yeah, it’s basic, but I could snack on a plate of cheese, crackers and cured meats all day, every day and be perfectly content. However, as much as I love a good charcuterie board, I hate the idea that they’re solely meant to feed a crowd.

As grazing boards and table-sized spreads rise in popularity, charcuterie constructers are finding new ways to smush more and more goodies onto their boards, and while these creations are gorgeous, they reinforce the idea that cheese boards are nothing more than party appetizers.

Well, I’m here to shake up the status quo and say that charcuterie boards can be used for more than just entertaining. This versatile meat and cheese platter can be scaled down into a single-serving meal — I’m talking breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Whether you’re living alone or want fresh lunch inspo, grab your board and try out one of these charcuterie boards fit to feed one person:


Yes, You Can Make a Beautiful Charcuterie Board for One

I’m not afraid to admit that I absolutely love charcuterie boards. Yeah, it’s basic, but I could snack on a plate of cheese, crackers and cured meats all day, every day and be perfectly content. However, as much as I love a good charcuterie board, I hate the idea that they’re solely meant to feed a crowd.

As grazing boards and table-sized spreads rise in popularity, charcuterie constructers are finding new ways to smush more and more goodies onto their boards, and while these creations are gorgeous, they reinforce the idea that cheese boards are nothing more than party appetizers.

Well, I’m here to shake up the status quo and say that charcuterie boards can be used for more than just entertaining. This versatile meat and cheese platter can be scaled down into a single-serving meal — I’m talking breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Whether you’re living alone or want fresh lunch inspo, grab your board and try out one of these charcuterie boards fit to feed one person:


Yes, You Can Make a Beautiful Charcuterie Board for One

I’m not afraid to admit that I absolutely love charcuterie boards. Yeah, it’s basic, but I could snack on a plate of cheese, crackers and cured meats all day, every day and be perfectly content. However, as much as I love a good charcuterie board, I hate the idea that they’re solely meant to feed a crowd.

As grazing boards and table-sized spreads rise in popularity, charcuterie constructers are finding new ways to smush more and more goodies onto their boards, and while these creations are gorgeous, they reinforce the idea that cheese boards are nothing more than party appetizers.

Well, I’m here to shake up the status quo and say that charcuterie boards can be used for more than just entertaining. This versatile meat and cheese platter can be scaled down into a single-serving meal — I’m talking breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Whether you’re living alone or want fresh lunch inspo, grab your board and try out one of these charcuterie boards fit to feed one person:


Yes, You Can Make a Beautiful Charcuterie Board for One

I’m not afraid to admit that I absolutely love charcuterie boards. Yeah, it’s basic, but I could snack on a plate of cheese, crackers and cured meats all day, every day and be perfectly content. However, as much as I love a good charcuterie board, I hate the idea that they’re solely meant to feed a crowd.

As grazing boards and table-sized spreads rise in popularity, charcuterie constructers are finding new ways to smush more and more goodies onto their boards, and while these creations are gorgeous, they reinforce the idea that cheese boards are nothing more than party appetizers.

Well, I’m here to shake up the status quo and say that charcuterie boards can be used for more than just entertaining. This versatile meat and cheese platter can be scaled down into a single-serving meal — I’m talking breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Whether you’re living alone or want fresh lunch inspo, grab your board and try out one of these charcuterie boards fit to feed one person:


Yes, You Can Make a Beautiful Charcuterie Board for One

I’m not afraid to admit that I absolutely love charcuterie boards. Yeah, it’s basic, but I could snack on a plate of cheese, crackers and cured meats all day, every day and be perfectly content. However, as much as I love a good charcuterie board, I hate the idea that they’re solely meant to feed a crowd.

As grazing boards and table-sized spreads rise in popularity, charcuterie constructers are finding new ways to smush more and more goodies onto their boards, and while these creations are gorgeous, they reinforce the idea that cheese boards are nothing more than party appetizers.

Well, I’m here to shake up the status quo and say that charcuterie boards can be used for more than just entertaining. This versatile meat and cheese platter can be scaled down into a single-serving meal — I’m talking breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Whether you’re living alone or want fresh lunch inspo, grab your board and try out one of these charcuterie boards fit to feed one person:


Yes, You Can Make a Beautiful Charcuterie Board for One

I’m not afraid to admit that I absolutely love charcuterie boards. Yeah, it’s basic, but I could snack on a plate of cheese, crackers and cured meats all day, every day and be perfectly content. However, as much as I love a good charcuterie board, I hate the idea that they’re solely meant to feed a crowd.

As grazing boards and table-sized spreads rise in popularity, charcuterie constructers are finding new ways to smush more and more goodies onto their boards, and while these creations are gorgeous, they reinforce the idea that cheese boards are nothing more than party appetizers.

Well, I’m here to shake up the status quo and say that charcuterie boards can be used for more than just entertaining. This versatile meat and cheese platter can be scaled down into a single-serving meal — I’m talking breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Whether you’re living alone or want fresh lunch inspo, grab your board and try out one of these charcuterie boards fit to feed one person:


Yes, You Can Make a Beautiful Charcuterie Board for One

I’m not afraid to admit that I absolutely love charcuterie boards. Yeah, it’s basic, but I could snack on a plate of cheese, crackers and cured meats all day, every day and be perfectly content. However, as much as I love a good charcuterie board, I hate the idea that they’re solely meant to feed a crowd.

As grazing boards and table-sized spreads rise in popularity, charcuterie constructers are finding new ways to smush more and more goodies onto their boards, and while these creations are gorgeous, they reinforce the idea that cheese boards are nothing more than party appetizers.

Well, I’m here to shake up the status quo and say that charcuterie boards can be used for more than just entertaining. This versatile meat and cheese platter can be scaled down into a single-serving meal — I’m talking breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Whether you’re living alone or want fresh lunch inspo, grab your board and try out one of these charcuterie boards fit to feed one person:


Yes, You Can Make a Beautiful Charcuterie Board for One

I’m not afraid to admit that I absolutely love charcuterie boards. Yeah, it’s basic, but I could snack on a plate of cheese, crackers and cured meats all day, every day and be perfectly content. However, as much as I love a good charcuterie board, I hate the idea that they’re solely meant to feed a crowd.

As grazing boards and table-sized spreads rise in popularity, charcuterie constructers are finding new ways to smush more and more goodies onto their boards, and while these creations are gorgeous, they reinforce the idea that cheese boards are nothing more than party appetizers.

Well, I’m here to shake up the status quo and say that charcuterie boards can be used for more than just entertaining. This versatile meat and cheese platter can be scaled down into a single-serving meal — I’m talking breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Whether you’re living alone or want fresh lunch inspo, grab your board and try out one of these charcuterie boards fit to feed one person:


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