Waste not, want not: Blueberry wine and cheese

Tuesday 19 July 2022

Waste not, want not: Blueberry wine and cheese

To celebrate National Wine and Cheese Day 2022 we’ve teamed up with Blue Aurora to explore their unique range of English blueberry wines and discover delicious pairing suggestions from our local selection of East Anglian cheeses.

Star spotting Great Taste

Monday 23 May 2022

Star spotting Great Taste

This month Clare has been in London judging at the Great Taste Awards 2022, tasting everything from popcorn and honey to olive oil and fish pie in search of delicious products worthy of a gold star or more!

Priscilla, Queen of the Cheddars! Affinage in action with the UK’s first ‘Affineur of the Year’ competition

Friday 6 May 2022

Priscilla, Queen of the Cheddars! Affinage in action with the UK’s first ‘Affineur of the Year’ competition

Affinage is the ageing and nurturing of cheese to reach its full potential. The skill and artistry of eight affineurs has been tested over the past year in the Academy of Cheese ‘Affineur of the Year 2022’ competition and last week Clare and John had the opportunity to taste the cheeses being judged at the live finals event in London’s China Exchange.

Festive cheese selection with accompaniments

Tuesday 30 November 2021

Festive cheese advice from Slate

Amongst the abundant feasting of the festive season your Christmas cheeseboard is the perfect moment for an impressive display and bold flavours. Put cheese at the centre of your Christmas celebrations with our tried and tested advice for an irresistible spread of cheesy delights.

Best cheese in the world!

Thursday 4 November 2021

Best cheese in the world!

Four thousand cheeses for tasting - surely this is what heaven looks like for cheese lovers?! 88 tables laden with cheeses from 45 countries across the globe, this was the sight waiting for Clare when she arrived at the World Cheese Awards 2021 in Oviedo this week. Clare was thrilled to be part of the team judging these entries to find the world's best cheese!

Celebrations at Slate after our national award win!

Friday 1 October 2021

Celebrations at Slate after our national award win!

Last month saw the post-pandemic return of Speciality & Fine Food Fair at London's Olympia - a vibrant gathering of those passionate about delicious food and drink. At the show we were thrilled for Slate to win the accolade of 'Independent Retailer of the Year'.

Exploring behind the scenes at White Lake Cheese

Wednesday 4 August 2021

Exploring behind the scenes at White Lake Cheese

On a recent staycation in Somerset, Clare found herself a stone's throw from Shepton Mallet, the home of White Lake Cheese. One phone call later and Clare was delighted to don a blue hair net for her first behind-the-scenes cheese maker visit in far too long.

Cheese and wine

Friday 18 June 2021

Wine and beer pairing for our June trio of cheeses

In a recent catch up with Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover, we asked for pairing suggestions for our June cheese selection that includes Westcombe Cheddar and Duckett's Caerphilly.

Wine and cheese selection with fruit and charcuterie

Monday 10 May 2021

Wine matches for our May trio of vegetarian cheeses

For this month's wine pairings, our friend Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover, has cast the net a little further afield to include some wines made outside Britain, and indeed Europe, with a delicious South African suggestion.

Vibrant beer and cheese pairings with Lacons Brewery

Thursday 29 April 2021

Vibrant beer and cheese pairings with Lacons Brewery

Fermented friends, cheese and beer make a great combination. Each with complex flavour profiles, delicious complimentary and contrasting pairings. We enjoyed matching our cheese to the multi-award winning trio of Lacon Brewery's core range.

Legendary wine matches for our April trio of English treats

Thursday 8 April 2021

Legendary wine matches for our April trio of English treats

In honour of the dragon-slaying knight, Saint George, our April Cheesemonger Special Selection brings you a trio from the world of English cheese: with wine pairing suggestions from Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover.

Patron Saints and perfect cheese & wine pairings

Thursday 11 March 2021

Patron Saints and perfect cheese & wine pairings

In honour of St. David and St. Patrick, our March Cheesemonger's Special Selection showcases a trio of fantastic cheeses from Wales and Ireland.In this blog we are delighted to share ideal drinks matches from Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover.


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