What’s better than cheese and crackers? A good excuse to eat them. And that, my friends, is exactly what this super cute slate cheeseboard will give you– All for under $5.
1 | Slate tile (you can get free samples at tile & flooring stores)
2 | Felt Circles
3 | Olive oil
4 | Chalk marker / chalk (optional)
1 | Scrub (thoroughly) and rinse your slate piece, and pat dry.
2 | Coat all surfaces of the slate with olive oil, then scrub and rinse slate again. This will condition the surface and help create a barrier between the slate & food. Once you’ve scrubbed and rinsed the second time, apply one last coat of olive oil and dab away the excess. *
3 | Apply adhesive felt circles to each of the four corners.
4 | Using a chalk marker, label the cheeses.
5 | Display and eat. You can also refrigerate the slate to keep your cute cheese cold, it’s a win/win!
* The most obvious question of this DIY is if the slate board is food safe. The answer to that is yes and no depending on if you are using it for it’s intended purpose (this is also why the conditioning process is important). The cheeseboard is for display use, and as such is food safe, but should not be used as a dining plate (As with many kinds of serve-ware). Handwash only.