Order your Christmas cheese and other delicious treats to collect from either Slate shop this coming festive season. Please click the button below for our Christmas Order form. It can be completed and returned to us by email.
Serve the finest British cheeses this Christmas with this perfectly balanced selection. It wouldn’t be Christmas without a tangy blue to enjoy with a slice of fruit cake – rich and creamy Shropshire Blue, from the makers of Cropwell Bishop Stilton, is one of the best. A Cheddar is a must too and we’ve selected a delicious new one from Trethowan's Dairy. The long-lasting finish of award-winning Pitchfork pairs beautifully with a spoonful of Slate chutney. Pave Cobble, an ash-coated sheep’s cheese, completes our trio with a light and delicate dimension. Serve all three with delightfully crunchy Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crispbreads for a Christmas cheeseboard to remember. Read more
Enjoy Europe’s most exquisite cheeses with our festive selection from across The Channel. Roquefort is one of the world's best-known blue cheeses and a joy to eat at Christmas, especially with fruit and walnuts. Sweet and nutty, Le Gruyère Reserve is matured for longer than standard varieties to develop greater depth of flavour. Complete your cheeseboard with decadent and delicious Truffle Brie from specialist Brie producer, Rouzaire. Rich and creamy with a lingering flavour of truffles, it tastes fantastic with Champagne, making it perfect for the festive season! Pair all three with the delicious Mør Rye and Buttermilk Snap Crackers included. Read more
This Christmas, keep traditions alive while adding a new twist. Treat the special man in your life to these fabulous cheese socks and make his day even better by surprising him with a Slate gift voucher!
Trying to find the perfect gift for a cheese-loving friend or family member that you can hide under the tree? These cheese-patterned socks from Happy Socks are sure to put a spring in his step. With no need to keep refrigerated, they are easy to squirrel away and if accompanied by a Slate gift voucher, the lucky recipient can look forward to a cheese shopping spree once the Christmas selections have been devoured.
Gift vouchers can be redeemed online or in our shops for up to one year from the date of purchase. If you would like your gift card to be accompanied with a message, just let us know what to include in the ‘special instructions’ box. Read more
Looking for a cheese-centric Christmas gift that you can hide under the tree? Our trio of jars,
handmade by Slate head chef Kim and her team, is a perfect gift for cheese-loving friends or family
members. Include a Slate gift voucher if you’d like recipients to be able to choose a selection of
cheeses to enjoy with their accompaniments.
Slate Chilli Jam (winner of a 2017 Great Taste Award) and Slate Chutney are both delicious with strong cheeses, especially mature Cheddars. Our pickles, meanwhile, balance alpine cheeses by providing acidity and crunch. With no need to keep refrigerated, this gift set can be safely stowed away until Christmas, making it an ideal present choice. Why not add a Slate gift voucher or cheese selection to create the perfect gift combination? Read more
Here at Slate, the arrival of a new batch of cheese in its seasonal prime always causes a flurry of excitement, as does our first taste of new up-and-coming cheeses. We love to celebrate awards or recognition for our favourite producers too. Right now, we can’t get enough of…
Godminster always leaves you wanting more, it's a customer favourite and one of mine too. Its buttery taste melts in your mouth.
Godminster Vintage Cheddar hails from Bruton, Somerset, where it is made with pasteurised cow’s milk from the farm's own organic dairy herd to a traditional 70-year-old recipe. This firm Cheddar is matured for up to twelve months to produce a full, rounded flavour and an exceptionally smooth, creamy texture. Rich and buttery, it has a long finish without the acidity often associated with vintage Cheddars. Encased in distinctive burgundy wax, Godminster Cheddar is shaped in round truckles – and seasonally as pretty hearts. Read more
The arrival of Vacherin let’s you know Christmas is coming! It's fantastic straight from its wooden box or baked for a mini fondue.
Each autumn the arrival of seasonal Vacherin Mont D’or is always a special day. This sumptuous cheese is made only between 15th August and 15th March each year when the milk produced by cows grazing the Jura mountain pastures in France is too fatty to make Comté. Instead, the cheesemakers produce rich and meltingly soft Vacherin Mont D'Or. This luxurious washed rind cheese is pungent and creamy with sweet, grassy notes and resin flavours imparted from its spruce bark casing. Read more
This lightly smoked cheese has all the creaminess of Gouda and is smooth on your palate.
Villa Fumé Smoked Gouda is creamy and slightly spicy with a natural smoke flavour. This award-winning cheese is made on a Dutch farm using thermised cow's milk — an intermediary treatment between raw and pasteurised, which retains natural enzymes and flavours while eliminating some bacteria. The cheeses are then smoked with artisan methods and matured on wooden boards for three to four months. Read more
Enjoy smoky notes of bonfire night with this wonderful Norfolk cheese!
Ferndale Cheeses’s Norfolk Dapple spends at least twelve hours in a bespoke refrigerator with the smoke of oak wood pellets to become Smoked Dapple. The result is multiple layers of flavour. We love the balance of smokiness, richness, roundness and nuttiness. The ‘dapple’ on this cheese is the beautiful speckling of colours that develop on this clothbound cheese as it matures for between five and eight months. Read more
Slate’s shops can be found in the beautiful Suffolk coastal towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. We love to meet fellow cheese fans and offer tastings from our walls of cheese. We can help you create the ultimate cheeseboard with perfectly paired crackers, chutneys and preserves. Make sure you try our delicious locally baked bread, charcuterie, pasta, freshly prepared salads, soups and picnic provisions!