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.

A melted cheese feast: how to bake and enjoy Vacherin Mont D'Or

Thursday 19 November 2020

A melted cheese feast: how to bake and enjoy Vacherin Mont D'Or

It's always a memorable day each autumn when seasonal Vacherin Mont D'Or returns to the Slate wall of cheese. This luxurious cheese is an exceptional addition to any cheese board but we love it baked in the oven for an instant, indulgent fondue.

Five tips for creating a fabulous party platter this festive season

Friday 8 November 2019

Five tips for creating a fabulous party platter this festive season

Party platters provide a stunning feast for party gatherings of every size and they are surprisingly simple to create. A trendy twist on a traditional buffet, a platter or table covered with an abundance of cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments tempts guests to nibble away, enjoying a little bit of everything as they mingle and sip a glass of festive fizz! 

Cheese and chocolate pairing with Pump Street Chocolate

Thursday 17 October 2019

Cheese and chocolate pairing with Pump Street Chocolate

Cheese and chocolate might not be the first pairing that springs to mind, but if it's one you haven't tried yet, you must! We've recently discovered some great combinations that create a taste explosion so much great than its parts. 

What is vegetarian cheese?

Wednesday 26 June 2019

What is vegetarian cheese?

At Slate we are often asked which of our cheeses are suitable for vegetarians according to the rennet used to make them. There are lots of flavourful examples in our wall of cheese from local Suffolk Gold and Binham Blue, to Cornish Yarg and Spenwood. Read on for the low down on rennet and keeping it veggie.

Melted cheese: fondue supper club hosted by Alive with Flavour

Friday 8 March 2019

Melted cheese: fondue supper club hosted by Alive with Flavour

Melted cheese is always a winner and perfect for feeding a crowd be it with a bubbling pot of fondue or a molten wedge of Raclette. Gather your family and friends to recreate an evening of authentic après ski or branch out to share the joy of cheese with an Alpine themed supper club.

Life on the edge: a blog about cheese rinds

Friday 25 January 2019

Life on the edge: a blog about cheese rinds

Cheese lovers visiting our shops on the Suffolk Coast often ask about the different rinds they spot in our "wall of cheese" and namely are they edible? In this blog we're going to dig beneath the surface and investigate life on the edge of your cheese!

Why cheese is good for you!

Friday 28 December 2018

Why cheese is good for you!

Often getting bad press for its higher fat, calorie and salt content, remember cheese is incredibly nutritious as well as delicious and a little can go a long way. So as you hit the gym or start that new pilates class, here are some reasons to keep cheese on the menu this January.

Cheese Storage Tips

Monday 29 October 2018

Storing cheese tips

It is really important to us that when you buy a piece of our cheese and take it home it remains in great condition for you to enjoy. Read this post for some top tips for storing your cheese, if it makes it as far as your fridge of course!

Stilton: Clare grading

Thursday 24 May 2018

A Stilton Masterclass

Stilton is a truly a British cheese, and protected by both its EU "Protected Designation of Origin" (PDO) status and registered trademark, this is the way it will stay. 

Slate Cheese Wedding Cake

Monday 23 April 2018

Cheese wedding cakes

Create a stunning centrepiece for your wedding reception with a celebration cheese "cake" from Slate.

How to taste cheese

Tuesday 30 January 2018

How to taste cheese

Like wine, good cheese deserves thoughtful tasting. If you can resist the urge to just tuck in, here are tips on being a more discerning cheese lover.