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…
From the mountains of Switzerland, Red Wine Farmer is a powerful cheese with a long finish. Whilst maturing for eight months, this cheese is intermittently washed in local red wine. This washing process colours the rind but is not done frequently enough to make it sticky or 'stinky' like other washed rind cheeses. The red wine imparts a pungent punch to this sweet and creamy cheese. Read more
A crumbly English classic with a subtle lingering flavour.
The distinctive salmon-peach colour of Appleby's Cheshire comes from addition of the natural vegetable dye, annatto. Open and crumbly in texture but not overly dry, Appleby's Cheshire is a perfect balance of rich mineral flavours and acidity. It is savoury and herbal with a long finish. Read more
This cheddar-style cheese is memorable for its pretty clothbound edge and tastes delicious with an oaky red wine.
Norfolk Dapple is a cheddar-style cheese made by Ferndale Cheeses in Norfolk. Maker Arthur Betts uses unpasteurised cow’s milk from a local herd of pedigree Holstein-Friesians and traditional ‘cheddaring’ methods to create this rich and round cheese with a hint of nuttiness. Its namesake dappling develops on the truckles’ cloths while it matures for between five and eight months. Read more
I love the seasonal variation in the flavour of this cheese, from fresh and floral right through to nutty.
Wigmore is a sweet semi-soft brie style cheese made from unpasteurised ewes' milk. Maker Anne Wigmore founded Village Maid Cheese in Berkshire in 1986 and has won many awards since: Wigmore achieved a gold medal at the British Cheese Awards 2016. Its pale paste is dense and creamy in texture. It has a rich, complex flavour which is fruity as well as sweet. Ripened for eight weeks, its bloomy natural rind darkens as the cheese matures. 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!