For students of fromage who still need help identifying their cheeses comes: The Slate Cheeseboard. It's a cool chunk of hand-cut Spanish slate with unfinished edges. Rubber feet protect the table.
Simply write the names of the cheeses you are serving with the included chalk. Serve with an appropriate assortment of crackers. There are two sizes: The small (16-by-10-inch) slate is $34; the large (20-by-15-inch) is $54. Available from the Williams-Sonoma catalog; call 1-800-541-2233 and Web site www.williams-sonoma.com.
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