If you are in the habit of browsing Pinterest and Tumblr, looking for inspiration for serving dishes, you must have come across matte black slate pieces. Slate is a popular option when it comes to modern serving dishes. In fact, it has been incorporated in a wide range of trays and dishes for different kinds of settings.

At Just Slate, you can find simple and plain slate trays for serving cheese to engraved slate coasters that add something extra to the dining table. These pieces are often paired with other utensils and cutlery made from hammered metal, stone and light wood to create a dazzling contrast.

Either way, they can be used in different ways to go along with various kinds of themes. You can use them to serve a very fancy meal or you can use them to serve wine glasses. For whatever purpose you end up using slate serveware for, it has become a must-have for every kitchen.

You might also be on the same track as us. Wanting to get on the slate train but struggling to decide where to begin. There are too many options from too many places. But there is no need to worry as we have narrowed down different slate pieces that you can choose from and bring textural interest in your serving dishes.

Cheese Boards

Slate Rectangular Cheese Board

Cheese boards are the easiest slate serveware you can add without hesitation. Something like the Slate Rectangular Cheese Board, which is a 35x25 cm square of handcrafted slate, is a basic board you can get. If you don’t like cheese or don’t make cheese trays, this cheese board will still come in handy. You can use it to serve other food items like charcuterie, hors-d'oeuvres, amuse-bouche or other kinds of appetizers. You can also use the board as a trivet or placemat and place other dishes on it to create a contrast.

Serving Tray

Going with the same theme, a slate tray with handles is also a great place to start collecting slate serveware. For example, the Oval Slate Serving Tray with Gold Handles is an aesthetically pleasing piece that has striking gold handles. You can use this to either bring drinks to your guests or for serving cheese, crackers, canapés, etc.

Oval Slate Serving Tray with Gold Handles

If you like slate but don’t fancy actually serving food on it, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the trend. There are other kinds of serveware that can still add the modern touch of slate to your dinner table without having food on it.

Trivets or Placemats

2 Slate Trivets/Large Place Mats

Slate Trivets/Large Place Mats are simple and sleek slate pieces that you can use to add a touch of modern class to your table. Not only are they aesthetically beautiful but they also practical. The material itself is incredibly durable and keeps any surface safe from high temperature. This makes slate trivets perfect for putting hot pots or serving bowls on.

Coasters

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You can also add a touch of slate to your bar with Slate Whisky Coasters. Besides keeping a surface clear of condensation from the whisky glass, these coasters also bring an element of design and class to any table.

View the entire slate range on our website at www.justslate.co.uk