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!

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'.

Got Milk Fund campaign

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Do cry over spilt milk

Throughout the current crisis caused by COVID-19, here at Slate we have been keen to play our part in supporting Britain's small cheese makers and dairy farmers. We have been championing the incredible cheeses made across Britain and promoting the flow of artisan cheese from farms to you, the nation's cheese lovers. However as lockdown lingers on, it's time to do more.

Eat Suffolk Food & Drink Award for Slate!

Friday 3 May 2019

Eat Suffolk Food & Drink Award for Slate!

We are buzzing here at Slate after winning an award at this week's Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards.  We were thrilled to win the title of "Best Independent Food & Drink Retailer 2019".

7 great reasons to join the Slate Cheese Club

Thursday 11 April 2019

7 great reasons to join the Slate Cheese Club

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! 

Grate news:

Monday 18 March 2019

Grate news: "Best Newcomer" award for Slate

Last week the Guild of Fine Food "Shop of the Year 2019" competition reached its exciting finale with a wonderful presentation evening in Harrogate.  We were absolutely thrilled to receive the "Best Newcomer" award! Just eighteen months since launching Slate, we are extremely proud to receive this recognition for our new business and how we seek to share our passion for cheese with all those who visit our shops.  

Live on air!

Monday 11 March 2019

Live on air!

The last few years have seen Clare and John on numerous cheese related adventures from meeting cows in muddy fields to sporting fetching blue hairnets and getting hands on "cheddaring" curds.  Last month saw another first: taking some of our favourite cheeses on live radio!

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.

Slate Shortlisted in

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Slate Shortlisted in "Shop of the Year" Competition

We are thrilled to announce that Slate has been shortlisted in The Guild of Fine Food's Shop of the Year awards 2018. Across four categories, 42 independent retailers have made the list and we are flying the flag for Suffolk!

Eat Suffolk Food & Drink Awards 2018 blog

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Eat Suffolk Food & Drink Awards 2018 blog

Suffolk is a county crammed with food and drink producers, growers and retailers. Each year this thriving industry is celebrated with the "Eat Suffolk Food & Drink Awards".

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!