Mardler John by goat shed

Monday 23 April 2018

"Mardling" about goats cheese

With its bright yellow wax coating, Norfolk Mardler is one of the most eye-catching cheeses we have in our "wall of cheese" at Slate.  On their recent cheese-making trip to Norfolk, Clare and John called into Fielding Cottage to find out more about how it is made.

Back to the classroom

Friday 23 February 2018

Back to the classroom

Last month saw Clare head back to the classroom for more cheese training, a slightly daunting prospect with several dozen cheeses on the tasting menu and an exam at the end of the day!

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.

Fondue kit

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Enjoy Alpine flavours at home

There may not be mountains here in Suffolk to walk or ski but with the new fondue and raclette kits we have available to hire, you can enjoy the all the flavours of Alpine cheese at home.  

Perfect partners: cheese and nuts

Tuesday 2 January 2018

Perfect partners: cheese and nuts

Here at Slate, not only are we nuts about cheese but we get very excited about nuts with cheese! Here are our tips on pairing nuts and cheese.

Ten Tips for creating the perfect Christmas cheese board

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Ten Tips for creating the perfect Christmas cheese board

To us here at Slate, cheese is as important a part of Christmas as mince pies and Christmas carols!  Here are our top ten tips on choosing, storing and serving cheese this Christmas.

A Visit to Fen Farm Dairy

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Behind the scenes at Fen Farm Dairy

On a sunny May afternoon Clare made a visit to Fen Farm Dairy, makers of the renowned Baron Bigod cheese, to learn more about what makes it special.