For a modern look with Old World charm, choose Vietri Lastra Gray Dinnerware. The contemporary collection is heavily influenced but he traditional art of Italian cheese making. The designs have an overlapping appearance that look as if they were made using wooden forms like the type used to make Parmesan cheese. The simple dinnerware designs are formed, hardened and painted using a deep gray color. The edges of the pieces have a light brown dusting to mimic the step in cheese making where the cheeses are preserved in ash. The Vietri Lastra Gray Collection includes a variety of plates, bowls, mugs, trays and more to allow you to perfectly outfit your table for any occasion. All items in the Lastra collection are microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher safe. They are fired twice to added durability and to make them more resistant to chipping or cracking.