The original Slateplate, hand-made in North Carolina, of beautiful, deep-dark black slate. Food "pops" on our black slate. Every Slateplate piece is hand-finished to create soft edges. Unlike other slate, Slateplate has no sharp edges or flaking. Our permanent feet make Slateplate easy to lift from the table. Use our non-dusting, soapstone chalk to tag your cheeses. Make Slateplate a daily alternative to white serving ware as Slateplate is the only slate that is dishwasher-safe.