SLATE ALDEBURGH is OPEN from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 10am to 2pm Sunday. We have cheese and provisions available to stock your fridge and freezer. We also take orders for collection and local delivery. Please call us on 01728 454 052 or email email@example.com.
SLATE SOUTHWOLD is OPEN from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 11am to 3pm Sunday. All shopping can be pre-ordered for collection or free local delivery. Please call us on 01728 454 052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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…
For those with a sweet tooth this Gouda is as close to caramel as cheese gets. Its always a hit with children and adults alike.
Weydeland VSOC Gouda is made in the Woerden region of Holland on the banks of the river Oude Rijn. Deep orange in colour with visible salt and protein crystals, this outstanding extra mature Gouda has been aged for an incredible three years (1000 days). The ‘VSOC’ in its name stands for ‘Very Superior Old Cheese!’ Weydeland VSOC Gouda has a delicious nutty caramel flavour and long finish, perfectly complemented by its crystalline crunch. Read more
Dorstone is an incredible little goat’s cheese, fabulous with a drizzle of sweet honey. Enjoy it by the slice, you don’t even need a cracker!
Dorstone is a turret-shaped goat’s cheese coated with edible ash. This traditional technique for maturing fresh cheeses neutralises acidity and creates ideal conditions for desired mould growth and rind formation. The texture within is smooth and moussy when eaten young, becoming firmer as it matures. The flavour has a soft citrus tang and yeasty notes. Dorstone is made by Charlie Westhead at Neal's Yard Creamery near Dorstone Hill in Herefordshire. Read more
My "go to" local blue! This is a great mid-strength cheese with a gentle hint of cracked peppercorns.
Mrs Temple’s handmade Binham Blue is the pride of Norfolk. Handmade at Copys Green Farm in Wighton, Catherine Temple uses milk from the farm’s own herd of Brown Swiss cows. We’ve had the privilege of watching Catherine at work in her dairy adding the spores of Penicillium Roqueforti that make it blue. The result is an award-winning full flavoured and creamy textured cheese with a wonderful bite and a sweet tang. Read more
Poacher is a complex cheese with a deep and distinctive taste. It pairs beautifully with a full-bodied red wine.
Vintage Lincolnshire Poacher is made on the Jones family’s sustainably run farm with the unpasteurised milk from their herd of Holstein-Friesian cows. This traditionally-made cheese is similar to cheddar while also being reminiscent of Alpine cheeses such as Comte and Gruyere. Matured for around 22 months on wooden boards, Vintage Lincolnshire Poacher is smooth and rich. Batches made from summer milk have sweet pineapple and grassy notes with hints of toasted nuts. Winter-made batches are often more savoury and meaty. 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!