It’s ironic that I’m about to recommend you buy a cheese board. On countless occasions I’ve wondered how it is that I own so many. I mean you only really need one, right? But they are popular gifts, so if you’re going to get one, check these out. A small company called Brooklyn Slate Co. makes slate cheeseboards from upstate New York slate that the founder’s family has harvested for generations. They come with a piece of soapstone for writing on the boards (to identify the cheese!). So buy these boards…it’s a sweet story and it’s good to support small business.