Our Deluxe East Anglian Cheese Selection contains six wonderful cheeses from Suffolk and Norfolk. In addition to the three fine cheeses included in our East Anglian Cheeseboard, this deluxe version contains three more of this area’s best. These include a flavoursome goat’s cheese, a fresh and milky soft cheese and a golden crumbly cheese — showcasing just how exciting East Anglian cheese is today. All six cheeses in this set are handmade with rich, creamy milk straight from the farm. This diverse selection contains Norfolk Dapple Cheddar-style cheese, Baron Bigod Brie-style cheese, Binham Blue, Norfolk Mardler goat’s cheese, St Jude soft cheese and Suffolk Gold crumbly cheese. Read more
Our East Anglian Cheese Selection contains three very special East Anglian cheeses.
East Anglia may not be a traditional cheese-making area but today’s award-winning producers are certainly causing a buzz. Without a history of cheesemaking, the farmers-turned-cheesemakers in this area create their exceptional cheeses with recipes from around the UK and Europe. They use the creamy full-flavoured milk from their own happy herds, who graze Norfolk and Suffolk’s rich and fertile pastures. This milk is transformed into their award-winning cheeses in purpose-built cheese dairies built on their farms.
Choose this selection to enjoy Norfolk Dapple Cheddar-style cheese, Baron Bigod or St Jude soft cheese and Binham Blue.
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
For us, unwrapping a waxed paper package to savour a uniquely perfect artisanal cheese is one of life’s finest pleasures. Slate was created to share this joy. Receive taste-bud satisfying parcels direct to your door or visit our cheese-packed shops on the Suffolk coast.
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…
A classic addition to your British cheeseboard, just remember to share the best bit - the flavour-packed "nose" of the wedge!
Colston Bassett Stilton is handmade in Nottinghamshire, the heart of Stilton country, and has PDO status. Colston Bassett Dairy was established in 1913 and today receives daily milk deliveries from five nearby farms. Fruity and mellow with buttery and earthy flavours, this Stilton has many fans. The paste is a rich cream colour with blue veining spread throughout and the texture is close and smooth. Read more
This one is fit for a prince! England's only raw milk Brie. Baron Bigod has a wonderfully smooth texture and flavours of farmyard with a hint of mushroom.
Baron Bigod is an exquisite soft brie-style cheese made in Suffolk at Fen Farm Dairy near Bungay. Jonny and Dulcie Crickmore use the raw rich milk from their Montbéliarde cows to handmake this gold medal winning cheese to a traditional French recipe. The taste is delicate at its centre with yoghurt acidity. Towards its white bloomy rind, which develops over eight weeks of salting and aging, the flavour becomes creamier and richer with aromas of earth and mushroom. Read more
My all time favourite and the strongest blue we offer. The blend of milks gives Picos a creamy taste behind the strong spicy flavours of its blue veins.
Picos de Europa, also known as Queso de Valdeon, is a semi-soft blue-veined cheese with PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status from the province of Leon in northern Spain. This unique cheese, made from a blend of pasteurised cow’s and goat’s milk, is wrapped in maple and chestnut leaves after being matured for around six weeks. Similar in strength and saltiness to French Roquefort, we love its caramelised aroma and intense piquant flavour. Read more
This is a recent discovery for me and now my favourite Cheddar. Its strong, lasting flavour makes all your taste buds go wow!
Winner of the ‘Best Cheddar’ award at the British Cheese Awards 2018, Westcombe Cheddar is one of the three big Somerset Cheddars. Made by a father and son team at Westcombe Dairy near Shepton Mallett, this PDO accredited artisan Cheddar has a fabulous earthy aroma and a deep complex flavour. We love its lingering notes of notes of hazelnut and caramel; its mellow tang; and famously long finish. 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!