DIY Slate Cheese Board

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Craft your own natural DIY slate cheese board using an inexpensive slate tile as the perfect way to serve up cheeses, charcuterie or appetizers.  One of the advantages of a slate cheeseboard over regular wooden ones is you can write directly on slate using chalk to label the various foods.

DIY SLATE CHEESE BOARD

MATERIALS

  • 12×12″ Slate tile from Lowes
  • Olive oil or mineral oil
  • Non-shedding cloth
  • Plastic protective stickers used for furniture
  • Dish soap
  • Chalk pen or chalk (optional)

 

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To start clean all sides of your slate tile using dish soap to remove any dirt.

clean-tile

Once the tile has dried, wipe the tile using olive oil or mineral oil (used to seal butcher blocks). The oil will help to seal the tile, and give it a slight shine. After using the cheese board it will be necessary to apply more oil each time the tile is cleaned using soap.

back-of-tile

Flip the tile over, and at the four corners place a plastic protective sticker which you can find for protecting furniture. I bought mine at the dollar store, but you can also find them at hardware stores.

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Flip the cheese board over and it is now ready to use, or you can use a chalk marker to label the various cheeses.
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Once you are done eating clean the slate cheese board with a damp cloth.

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18 Comments

  1. Andrea Hunter
    April 15, 2015 / 1:04 am

    Love all things chalk! Never thought to look for a floor tile for something like this. Great idea, thanks for sharing!
    xo

  2. Andrea Hunter
    April 15, 2015 / 1:04 am

    Love all things chalk! Never thought to look for a floor tile for something like this. Great idea, thanks for sharing!
    xo

  3. April 15, 2015 / 1:08 am

    Thanks Andrea! I’m a big fan of chalkboards, but a even bigger fan of cheese. 🙂

  4. April 15, 2015 / 1:08 am

    Thanks Andrea! I’m a big fan of chalkboards, but a even bigger fan of cheese. 🙂

  5. April 15, 2015 / 3:52 am

    $5 or less sounds awesome!

  6. April 15, 2015 / 5:12 am

    That’s gorgeous for photographs. Wow!

  7. April 15, 2015 / 11:50 am

    That looks great! I love the chalk idea too, perfect for parties – your guests know what cheese is cheese. I really like cheese too, there are SO many fabulous choices!

  8. April 15, 2015 / 11:50 am

    That looks great! I love the chalk idea too, perfect for parties – your guests know what cheese is cheese. I really like cheese too, there are SO many fabulous choices!

  9. Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.c
    April 16, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    Looks great, and perfect for a party!

  10. Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.c
    April 16, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    Looks great, and perfect for a party!

  11. Cynthia Weber
    April 18, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    Love this idea! Beautifully styled too!!

  12. Cynthia Weber
    April 18, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    Love this idea! Beautifully styled too!!

  13. Kathy Kylander
    July 23, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    What paint would you suggest to personalize the cheese board. Is there another finish beside mineral / olive oil to use that is food safe

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