Brooklyn Slate Black Round
We love this surface for our cheese because it provides such a striking backdrop!
A striking, black slate from a New York state quarry. It is about 12 inches in diameter and is perfect for a single special cheese surrounded by dried fruits and nuts or a few smaller wedges neatly spaced.
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Producer||Brooklyn Slate Co.|
Brooklyn Slate Co.
The Brooklyn Slate Company is a collaborative effort of graphic designer, Sean Tice, and Parsons graduate student, Kristy Hadeka. After visiting Kristy's family slate quarry in upstate New York in the spring of 2009, they realized the stone had multiple uses - as trivets for tea kettles and hot dishes, to coasters for beers - and began gifting pieces to friends. The response was so overwhelming they decided to produce a line of slate products. Based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, they continue to source their slate from Kristy's family quarry. The pieces are then brought back to Brooklyn where they are hand-finished, a process that involves further cutting and cleaning to make the items food safe. As a result of this hand-finishing, each piece is unique.