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The Best Black Cheese Boards You Can Buy

Want to up your cheese styling game? Pick up a beautiful black cheese board to inspire your creativity and add drama to your tablescapes. Whether you’re looking for a cheese serving slate or a cheese board gift set, we’ve got a beautiful and sustainable option you’ll want to add to your collection.

Why Buy a Black Cheese Board?

round black slate cheese board covered in cheese and fruit with pink napkins and plates, wood knives, and green olives on marble background

We love the warm, natural look of a wooden cheese board, but black cheese boards add elegance to any cheese or charcuterie presentation.

Cheeses and accompaniments really pop against a black background, and you can use a black cheese board to really highlight certain items in your spread. Plus, you can often write on black cheese boards with chalk or soapstone to label items, which creates a charming look and eliminates the need to incorporate paper or ceramic labels into your styling.

How to Shop For a Black Cheese Board

rectangular black cheese board with black knife, ribbon, chalk, and cheese and crackers and honey on marble surface

If you’re ready to purchase a black cheese board, you’ll want to keep these factors in mind.


Remember that there’s a beautiful black cheese board for every budget and serving style, from high-end models that can serve cheese for a crowd to affordable, compact options for smaller kitchens.


Materials like bamboo or PaperStone®, a composite material made of non-petroleum resins and 100% recycled paper, are difficult or impossible to break. Others, like slate, must be handled delicately to avoid chipping or shattering. We recommend using more durable boards in your everyday rotation and saving cheese boards made from slate, glass, or other delicate materials for special occasions.


Cheese boards made from recycled or upcycled materials, like PaperStone® or reclaimed slate, are more sustainable than those manufactured from new materials. Exceptions include wooden boards made from fast-growing types of wood like bamboo or cork, which can also be very sustainable and cost-effective.

The Best Black Cheese Boards to Buy in 2022

white person in blue sweater holding rectangular black cheese board with cheeses and fruit in kitchen with wooden counter

If you’re looking to level up your presentation, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful black cheese board made of slate, bamboo, or durable, sustainable PaperStone®. Your cheeses, charcuterie, and accompaniments will stand out against the dramatic black background.

Black cheese boards can enable creativity in labeling, too. Some black charcuterie boards even come with washable soapstone chalk for writing cheese names right on the board, and others come with matching knives.

Check out these black cheese boards in our online store. Whether you’re looking for a sleek, high-end server or a budget-friendly board, you’ll find a beautiful and sustainable option you’ll love.

Black Resin Cheese Board and Knife Set

rectangular black cheese board with gld satin bow and black knife and chalk on marble background

For a compact, contemporary cheese board, try our Sustainable Black Cheese Board and Knife Set. Made of indestructible, recycled PaperStone, this board is beautiful, sustainable, and even writable. Each set comes with a piece of soapstone chalk to label cheeses and accompaniments right on the board—or label the matching knife included in the set so your guests always use the right knife for each cheese.

Each set comes tied with a beautiful satin bow, so it’s perfect for gifting (for yourself or someone else). Best of all, this black cheese board is designed to slide right into the Cheese Grotto Classico, giving you additional shelving options.

Circular Black Slate Cheese Board

round black slate cheese board with chocolate and 4 cheeses

If you already own a cheese board, it’s almost certainly square or rectangular. Mix things up on your next cheesy tablescape with our Circular Serving Slate Set.

Each rustic round cheese board is made of chic black slate and carved with the Cheese Grotto logo. It comes with a piece of washable soapstone chalk for labeling, and you can add on a sustainable bamboo knife if you’d like to turn it into a gift set.

Rectangular Bamboo Cheese Board in Black

large black cheese board with handles, cheeses, knives, and hand writing on board with chalk

It stands to reason that if you’re serving a crowd, you’ll need a larger cheese board. Our Adagio Cheese Server is the perfect option for those who love entertaining with cheese and charcuterie. This expansive, unbreakable board holds up to 10 pounds of cheese, with handles on either side to make it easier to carry all that goddess.

The Adagio Cheese Server is made from sustainable bamboo, then finished with a beautiful black resin-infused paper that’s durable, stain-resistant, and antimicrobial. One side includes a cut groove around the edge of the board to offer a striking outline, while the other features a solid black finish. It also comes with a piece of soapstone chalk so you can get creative with labeling your cheeses.

Do you have a black cheese board in your collection? Tag us @cheesegrotto on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and let us know!

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