The New York Times
"Now, locavores can present New York cheese on New York stone from Brooklyn Slate... They cut and finish the stone to be food-safe, and sell various sizes, packed with a soapstone marker, cushioned feet and a burlap storage bag."
"Slate and chalk sounds like something from a Dickens novel, but you can serve cheese on the slate and write the name right next to it."
"The crafters at Brooklyn Slate Company reinvent rock formations as durable, one-of-a-kind serving pieces for the home."
"The narrow proportions of this serving board lend a touch of drama to a simple spread of hors d'oeuvres, cheese, or charcuterie... it's ingeniously packaged with a piece of soapstone chalk, so you can identify your favorite cheeses directly on the slate itself."
"If you like to entertain, host holiday parties or are looking for a great gift, these slate boards from Brooklyn Slate are really worth checking out."
Wall Street Journal
"The versatile material makes for tea kettle bases, coasters and placemats. The best usage, perhaps, is that of cheese board."
"For the board itself, wood or slate are best... [slate is preferable] for the contrast and because you can write the cheese names directly on the board."
"These cheese boards make a striking showcase for whatever mix of farmhouse cheddars, Stiltons and pecorinos end up in the holiday spread."
The Boston Globe
"A slate board from Brooklyn Slate Co. makes a stunning platform for a spread of cheeses. With a textured surface and ragged edges, the rustic slate is appealing."
"Make your mark with this rustic slate serving board: Each one comes with a piece of chalk, so you can identify each cheese for your guests."
"Handcrafted in Brooklyn with slate from an upstate New York quarry, coasters by Brooklyn Slate Co. have a stylishly rustic vibe."
"Serve your wheels and wedges on one of these handsome platters, cut from the owner's family slate quarry in upstate New York. Each piece is washed and finished to be food- and dishwasher-safe. Best of all, each board comes with a soapstone pencil, allowing you to label your cheeses directly on the platter."
"Take two food-obsessed Brooklynites with a family history in rock mining, add an entrepreneurial spirit, and you have Brooklyn Slate Company... each product is one-of-a-kind, having unique shapes, cuts, and colors."
"Presentation is everything. Brooklyn Slate Company manufactures a rustic slate slab perfect for displaying cheeses at your next dinner party. They even provide a soapstone pencil to identify your cheeses your guests will be devouring."
"Arrange stinky, sharp and creamy wedges on Brooklyn Slate cheese boards and write their proper names with the included soapstone chalk."
"With Brooklyn Slate now listed among goods at Williams-Sonoma and Whole Foods, along with countless other boutiques and restaurants across the US and Canada, the rustic utility of their slate, quarried in upstate New York, is making an impression on foodies and hosts alike."
"Made in Brooklyn from slate reclaimed from a family-owned, third-generation quarry in upstate New York, these cork-backed coasters look good on your coffee table or bar cart while helping keep surfaces nice and dry."
"Not only is it more durable than its wooden brethren, but this rough-edged slate slab also has a deep graphite hue — the better to show off your cheese color spectrum."
"We love the slate seedling markers and soapstone pencils — so we'll never confuse parsley with cilantro — as well as the sweet garden light candle sets. Backyard barbecue season can't come soon enough."
"Slate makes a dynamic surface for cheese plates. The textured surface conducts light theatrically and the depth of color highlights the nuances of the cheese. Some of the best slate boards come from Brooklyn Slate."
"This slate board is sure to make your cheese feel good."
"Practical gifts are almost never pretty, but these coasters defy tradition and manage to be super nice to look at as well as effective at preserving your wooden surfaces."
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Sourced from their family quarry in upstate New York, the boards provide a natural surface for serving cheeses and hors d'oeuvres.
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