How Do You Plate A Slate Cheese Board?
What Type Of Cheese Board Should You Use?Nami suggests using wood, baking sheet, or marble, but she highly recommends a stunningly finished dark slate board. Why you ask? She says that a dark slate board gives a nice contrast to your pale yellow cheeses and crackers, which makes them a little more inviting. You can also use a white food-safe chalk to doodle cheese names or messages on your dark slate board. Also, slate boards are actually very lightweight, definitely lighter than wood and marble. To add to that, it is also very easy to clean.
What Type Of Cheeses Should You Add?Nami advises to serve cheeses from different sources, to have a variety of textures, flavors, and colors. She also suggests cutting the cheeses randomly – in blocks, wedges, squares, and circles, to add character to your cheese board. Arranging your cheese in clockwise direction based on texture is also recommended.
What Comes After The Cheese?Your cheeses are ready; you can now add some salty food items. Salami, speck, olives, and nuts – your choice! Add your sweet items next, and Nami recommends adding fresh fruits such as grapes, and dried ones, like apricot. Crackers and bread are also a must, so your guests could have a wide variety of side items to choose from. Adding condiments and spreads will also make a cheese board stand out! You can add some fig jam, fruit preserves, honey, and mustard – they will surely enhance the flavor of your cheeses and the rest of the items on your board. Remember to serve your cheeses at room temperature, with appropriate knives and spreaders. And of course, as Nami highly suggests, do not forget the wine!
Now, all you have to do is visit Nami’s blog post, bookmark it, go ahead and set up your very own serving board!
We decide what slate to buy based on the quality of the natural material. We do not source on cost. We manage cost by purchasing a lot of slate at one time. We keep several tons of slate in our shop in North Carolina.
Because we keep raw slate on site, we can make any size serving piece (up to 24 x 12) with a few days. We can also custom engrave the piece in a similar time frame. So - if you need a totally unique piece, we can usually produce it and ship within a week.