The Coolest Way to Serve Your Fancy Foods: Brooklyn Slate Company


Brooklyn Slate began as a collaboration between two food-obsessed Brooklynites who discovered that all-natural slate is a fantastic way to plate your favorite cheeses and cocktail party nibbles. Sourced from their family’s third-generation quarry in upstate New York, their one-of-a-kind cheese boards are cut and cleaned to be food safe, then chipped for a rough-hewn look. Below are five gift ideas that are perfect for every kind of food lover, but Brooklyn Slate has many more gift sets and tools, even for gardeners, at their Red Hook shop (305 Van Brunt St.) and online. When you spend over $100, you get a free tote, too.

Slate Cheese Board
A distinctive natural surface for serving cheeses and hors d’oeuvres. Cheese boards come in black or red with a natural edge. Sourced from the family quarry in upstate New York, each cheese board is packaged with a burlap bag alongside soapstone chalk and anti-slip padded feet. $24.00 – $44.00.

Pantry Collective
Brooklyn Slate collaborated with some of their favorite artisanal food purveyors to bring you two unique pantry collections, No. 001 and No. 002. Each set includes cheese, crackers, and a jam, plus a black slate cheese board for plating, and a hand-carved wood cheese knife for serving. $70.

Campfire Kit
Their take on the classic s’more. The Campfire Kit features a bar of Mast Brothers Maine Sea Salt chocolate, a bag of Baked Vanilla Marshmallows, a bag of Castleton Crackers’ latest creation, Grafton Graham crackers, and a black slate cheese board for fireside plating and sharing. All items are bundled in a cloth satchel for effortless transport to your favorite campfire spot. $60.

Tool Kit
The perfect companion to your slate cheese board, this tool kit features our hand carved wood cheese knife, a pack of soapstone pencils, and a bottle of food grade mineral oil. $20.

Wood Cheese Knife
Hand carved from olive wood, this cheese knife is ideal for serving soft and semi-soft cheeses, as well as for spreading. $12.

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