Whether you are a cheese connoisseur or keen to dip your taste buds into the world of cheese, our monthly Cheese Club box will bring a mouth-watering selection of artisanal cheese direct to your door. Read on for seven great reasons to join the club!
Members of the Slate Cheese Club receive a monthly or bi-monthly box containing a carefully chosen trio of artisan cheese, complementary crackers and full tasting notes. Membership starts at £75 for three months and can be purchased online.
1. BE A CHEESE EXPLORER
Dive into the world of artisan cheese and let us take you on a cheese adventure! With the arrival of each month's box, taste new cheeses to explore different milks and cheese-making styles. From Bosworth Ash to Burt's Blue, from Edmund Tew to Doddington, discover a new favourite!
2. LEARN ABOUT CHEESE
Full tasting notes accompany each trio of delicious artisan cheese, bursting with information about how and where the cheeses have been made. Written by Slate's own Clare, these notes offer tips for serving each cheese to make the most of its individual flavours. They also include perfect pairing suggestions from the classic (Lincolnshire Poacher with hot apple chutney) to the exquisite (Dorstone goat's cheese drizzled with local Suffolk honey) and the quirky (Colston Basset Stilton with a square of dark chocolate from Pump Street).
3. HASSLE-FREE, RECURRING DELIVERY DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR
On subscribing to the Slate Cheese Club you have the choice to receive your cheese box monthly or bi-monthly depending on your need for cheese! Then sit back and relax, you need do nothing more but wait for your perfectly balanced selection of cheese to arrive, in great condition, direct to your door. We dispatch boxes for arrival on the first Thursday of each month. Of course, if you are going to be away, just let us know and we will postpone your box. At the end of your three or six month subscription it's easy to renew your Club membership so that you enjoy the uninterrupted arrival of cheese.
4. INDULGE YOUR PASSION
From time to time, everyone deserves a little treat and the excitement of opening a very special box of handpicked goodies. Subscribe to the Slate Cheese Club for yourself and create an indulgent ritual - enjoy the perfect Sunday evening, curled up at home with a glass of wine and our delicious trio of cheeses. It's your choice whether to share! Our Cheese Club box was highly commended in the Subscription Box category of the Great British Food Awards 2018. The judges described it as "A fantastic monthly box containing an innovative trio of lesser-known British cheeses and some artisan crackers. An indulgent treat."
5. THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Membership of our award-winning Cheese Club makes the perfect gift for tricky-to-buy for foodies on their birthday, at Christmas, for Father's Day or any time you need to say "thank you". Giving this unique and thoughtful gift to the cheese lover in your life will provide joy long after the excitement of their special day has passed.
We can provide a gift voucher explaining membership and send this either to you or your gift recipient, with all the tempting details of the cheese heading their way. Simply add your gift message to the "Special Instructions" box you will find on our checkout page.
6. SHOP INDEPENDENTLY AND SUSTAINABLY
Every time you shop from a small independent business like Slate, you make individuals like me and my team VERY, VERY happy! As we strive day in day, out to grow our business we are genuinely thrilled by each and every cheese order that pings through our website! In these tough times for the British high street, supporting independents such as Slate is crucial to keeping it colourful and interesting. We put quality and customer service at the heart of what we do.
Subscribing to a monthly cheese box is also a sustainable option as knowing in advance the quantities of each cheese to be dispatched enables us to be tight on ordering and cutting, thereby reducing food waste within our business. We are keen to make our packaging as recyclable and re-useable as possible, and as new products come on to the market we regularly review our packaging to look at new and better options out there. Currently our cheese is delivered in a Recycle-Air liner and cardboard carton. This liner is not only 100% recyclable but is also made with up to 15% recycled content. We hope you will refreeze and reuse the ice packs which are included to keep your cheese chilled and in perfect condition.
7. SHARE WITH FRIENDS
The arrival of your Slate Cheese Club box is a perfect excuse to invite friends over and tuck into a fantastic evening of cheese and chat. In each box you receive around 675g of artisan cheese, enough to serve between four and six people, plus crackers. This could be the final course of a sumptuous dinner party; a perfect cheeseboard to nibble with charcuterie and antipasti; or the centrepiece of a smorgasbord of delectable artisan treats.
So go on, you know you'd love to join and we'd love to have you in the club! Visit our website for all the details of membership and to sign up.