DIY Slate Cheeseboard — What’s better than cheese and crackers? A good excuse to eat them. And that, my friends, is exactly what this super cute DIY slate cheeseboard will give you. And it costs all for under $5 to make.
Materials Needed To Make A DIY Slate Cheeseboard
- Slate tile — You can get free samples at tile & flooring stores.
- Felt circles
- Olive oil
- Chalk marker / chalk (optional)
Steps To Make A DIY Slate Cheeseboard
1 — Scrub (thoroughly) and rinse your slate piece. Then, pat dry.
2 — Coat all surfaces of the slate with olive oil. Then, scrub and rinse the slate again. This will condition the surface and help create a barrier between the slate and 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!
Is This DIY Slate Cheeseboard Food Safe?
The most obvious question of this DIY is if the slate board is food safe. The answer is dependent on if you are using it for it’s intended purpose. So the answer is yes and no.
This is also the conditioning process with olive oil is important. The cheeseboard is for display use only so and it is food safe.
But do not use the DIY Slate Cheeseboard as a dining plate, as you should don’t with most server ware. Also, make sure to hand wash the boards only.
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