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.
Our usual opening hours apply during the Easter Holidays. In addition we are also open as follows:
Aldeburgh: Sunday 14 April and Easter Sunday from 10am to 2pm
Southwold: Easter Monday from 10am to 4pm.
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…
Norfolk Mardler has a milder goat flavour than others in our range. It is kept supple and moist by the wax coating.
With its distinctive yellow wax coating, Norfolk Mardler is one of the most eye-catching in our wall of cheese. Inside, its paste is bright white and firm with a delicious creamy taste and subtle hint of goatiness. Sam Steggles began making cheese in 2009 after buying ten milking goats while on holiday in Cumbria. Fielding Cottage, his business, now has a purpose built cheeseroom and around 800 Saanen, Toggenberg and Alpine goats. Read more
This Manchego is perfect for creating an authentic Spanish tapas board with all the trimmings of olives, jambon and chorizo.
Our artisan Manchego is produced in the heart of La Mancha, Spain. This DOP status cheese is made in the traditional way with raw milk from Spain’s most iconic breed of sheep, the Manchego. Our “semi curado” variety is moister and fresher than longer-aged “curado” Manchego. The texture is buttery and the flavour reminiscent of dried fruits and roasted nuts with acidic notes of green olives. Marinate in fruity Spanish olive oil for tapas. 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
The lemony flavour and open texture of Ticklemore make this a really interesting goat’s cheese, and of course its wonderful shape!
Ticklemore is a semi-hard goat’s cheese that is bright white in colour with a distinctive flying saucer shape. The texture is crumbly but firm with little holes. The flavour is grassy and milky with mushroom notes. Ticklemore is handmade by Debbie Mumford and Mark Sharman on the Sharpham Estate near Totnes in Devon. The milk is sourced from a mixed herd of 60 goats that graze nearby on Dartmoor. 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!
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