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 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 local East Anglian cheese sits very well with the medlar preserves of Eastgate Larder.
Norfolk Tawny is a semi-hard cheese with a texture similar to Caerphilly but a taste all of its own. Maker Arthur Betts of Ferndale Cheeses washes this cheese in Stoatwobbler beer from nearby Beeston Brewery. This imparts a subtle ale flavour. It also helps to ripen the cheese and creates a distinctive texture to the rind. Arthur’s award-winning cheese is based on Taleggio from Italy and is made from local unpasteurised milk. Read more
Cornish Yarg would definitely win any "pretty cheese" competition with its beautiful nettle rind. Children often ask us if the nettles sting… if you’re wondering, the answer is no!
This beautiful, nettle-wrapped cheese is one of our favourites. Created by Alan Gray (‘Yarg’ is his surname spelt backwards) and now made at the award-winning Lynher Dairies in Ponsanooth, Cornish Yarg is creamy under its natural rind and slightly crumbly towards its core. Made from pasteurised cow's milk cheese, the flavour is fresh and lemony with a delicate mushroom taste imparted from the nettles, which are foraged from local hedgerows between May and September. Read more
An authentic Gouda made right here in Britain bursting with pleasing flavours of toffee and butter.
Vintage Gouda typically fills your mouth with lingering delights of fudgy caramel and this one from the Cornish Gouda Company is no exception. Aged for over two years, it has a rich, complex flavour and crunchy texture from visible protein crystals. Handcrafted to a traditional Dutch recipe, this Vintage Gouda is made on the Spierings' sustainably-run dairy farm near Looe on the south Cornish coast. It makes an incredible sandwich tucked inside crusty sourdough bread. 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!