Exceptional cheeses need accompaniments that will complement their individual flavours. We’ve taken great care to select products that pair perfectly with the cheeses we sell. Remember, if you would like any advice or recommendations for planning a cheeseboard, we’re always happy to help.
If you’re looking for crackers, crispbreads and oatcakes that won’t compete with subtle delicate cheeses, you’ll find the crispiest handbaked choices here. If you like to contrast silky soft cheeses with sweet flavours and palate-pleasing textures, why not try some delicious artisan fruit and nut studded toasts?
We stock outstanding chutneys and preserves. Make sure you try Eastgate Larder’s medlar cheese, produced from locally grown medlars. We’re also very proud of our very own award-winning chilli jam, made in our Aldeburgh kitchen.
Beyond the cheeseboard we have flavoursome provisions to enjoy alongside cheese for lunch or pre-dinner nibbles. Create a classic ploughman's spread with Westcombe Cheddar, fig chutney and a meaty pork pie from Norfolk's Bray's Cottage. Or tempt your tastebuds with thinly sliced Manchego accompanied by authentic Spanish charcuterie and mouth-watering olives smoked locally here in Suffolk.
Cheese and wine is a classic combination. The right choice in your wine glass can elevate exceptional cheeses to new deliciousness! In collaboration with the experts at Heritage Wines we are delighted to bring you a special collection of English wines, hand-picked to match the flavours and textures of artisan cheese. Add a bottle to your basket to create a decadent cheeseboard or treat friends and family to an indulgent gift.
Fig chutney and cheese are a match made in heaven, and Rosebuds Preserves Fig Chutney is the best we’ve ever tasted. This rich and piquant mix of juicy figs, molassed sugar, warm cinnamon and sweet fresh orange is an ideal accompaniment to our strong Cheddars or our soft cheeses. Made at Rosebuds Farm in Yorkshire, Elspeth Bilcroft uses the skills and recipes handed down by her mother. She ensures her ingredients are fresh and flavoursome by only gathering or buying in season. Read more
These Swedish style sourdough crispbreads (or knäckebröd) are the perfect partner for any cheese. We love to slather them with soft cheese or top them with a crumbly blue. Created by Peter Ljungqvist, Peter’s Yard sourdough crackers started out in a Skånegård bakery deep in the Swedish countryside. Now baked here in the UK, the team faithfully follow the original Swedish recipe. Their sourdough is fed daily and allowed to ferment for 16 hours before each batch is baked. Read more
Your Piece Baking Company made it their mission to bring the world real handmade Scottish oatcakes and we’re very glad they did! Made only from oats from farms in Fife, these oatcakes are hand-rolled with a rolling pin. 'Fife Cut' refers to the classic triangular shape used by generations of Fife bakers, whose methods and recipes they faithfully uphold. Add a slice of cheese and some chutney for a truly satisfying snack. Read more
Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Miller's Elements Flame-baked Water Crackers are made from flour and water— and absolutely nothing else. Flame-baked for toasty crispness, they are the perfect backdrop for our full-flavoured cheeses. Endlessly versatile, we would top these textbook crackers with any one of the cheeses in our shop — and be very happy doing so! We love the satisfying crunch they deliver while allowing the cheese to be the star of the show. Read more
The Fine Cheese Company’s Toast for Cheese are made with around 60% fruits, nuts and seeds for a sweet and nutty accompaniment for your favourite cheeses. We love this variety with dates, hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds, which pairs deliciously with our soft and creamy cheeses. Thin and light, their crispness is achieved by baking them twice, like a biscotti. Spread them with sumptuous soft and creamy cheeses for the ultimate end to a meal or a magnificent afternoon snack. Read more
We’re very grateful to Jane Steward from Eastgate Larder for introducing us to the long-forgotten medlar and medlar cheese, which she makes at home in Norfolk. Jane uses the concentrated pulp of locally grown medlars, along with local sugar and natural pectin from lemon juice. A great addition to a cheese board with hard or soft cheese, medlar cheese goes particularly well with East Anglian favourites St Jude and Norfolk Tawny. Visitors to our shops can also buy Jane’s medlar cheese by the slice, much like Spanish quince cheese, or membrillo. Read more
Slate Chilli Jam is handmade by Kim, the head chef in our Aldeburgh kitchen. We were delighted when it won a Gold Great Taste Award in 2017, where the judges described it as “a really well-balanced chilli jam.” Neither too hot nor too sweet, Kim’s tomato-based recipe contains just enough chillies to deliver a moreish kick. This versatile preserve is delicious on a cheeseboard alongside strong cheeses, especially our mature Cheddars. Read more
These are the best gluten free crackers we have ever tried. Twice baked, The Foods of Athenry’s Sodabread Toasts are packed with nutritious sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and linseeds. The Lawless family started their specialist bakery in 2004, building a gluten free facility on their family farm in the West of Ireland. They have since picked up over 50 Great Taste awards for their range! These multiseed crackers are some of their most versatile and are delicious with most types of cheese. Read more
Add natural goodness, flavour and crunch to your cheeseboard with Peter’s Yard seeded wholegrain crackers. These small square crackers are made with organic flour, oat groats, buckwheat, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds and — of course— Peter’s Yard famous sourdough, which ferments for 16 hours before each batch is made. Load them with your favourite cheese for a delectable lunch or create wholesome and moreish party canapés with a selection of cheeses. Read more
These gluten free crackers from The Foods of Athenry are made with crispy almonds, sweet honey and aromatic rosemary. Twice baked, they offer a fresh flavour dimension and an unbeatable crunch. We particularly like them with hard cheese and goat’s cheese. They are part of a range created by the Lawless family, who started baking gluten free goodies on their farm in the West of Ireland in 2004. They have since picked up over 50 Great Taste awards for their range. Give them a try to discover why! Read more
Our gift-packaged trio of jars, handmade by Slate head chef Kim and her team, is a perfect gift for cheese-loving friends or family members. Include a Slate gift voucher if you’d like recipients to be able to choose a selection of cheeses to enjoy with their accompaniments.
Slate Chilli Jam (winner of a 2017 Great Taste Award) and Slate Chutney are both delicious with strong cheeses, especially mature Cheddars. Our pickles, meanwhile, balance alpine cheeses by providing acidity and crunch. Read more
From Fen Farm Dairy here in Suffolk, this unique butter is the only raw farmhouse cultured butter made in Britain. Vibrantly golden in colour and flecked with visible salt crystals, it is truly delicious on crusty sourdough bread or a warm toasted teacake. Rich and creamy from the protein-rich milk of the farm's Montbeliarde herd, Bungay Butter is carefully cultured and churned to develop its complex flavours. Read more
From the Norfolk kitchen of Jane Steward comes another medlar treat: her limited edition Spicy Medlar Chutney. Bursting with warm flavours of ginger, cumin and chilli, this flavoursome chutney perfectly complements bold cheeses and cold meats. It also makes a great accompaniment for curry or a cheese toastie. Read more
Pretty cubes of chocolate-covered caramel exquisitely sprinkled with flecks of Suffolk sea salt. These caramels are handmade by Anna on her family farm near Orford using the finest local ingredients including honey from nearby coastal hives. Pop a box in your basket for a smooth and indulgent taste of Suffolk sweetness. Read more
Reminiscent of French cornichons, Slate Pickles are sliced mini cucumbers pickled in cider vinegar and a special blend of turmeric, mustard seeds and cumin. Their crunchy texture and tart flavour create a perfect partnership with British hard cheeses such as Lincolnshire Poacher, also Alpine favourites including Le Gruyère and aged Comté. They are an excellent palate cleanser alongside a fondue. Read more
For a delectable Ploughman's lunch add a dollop of this traditional dark chutney from Rosebud Preserves to your slice of Westcombe Cheddar or Norfolk Dapple. Crammed with classic autumn fruits including Bramley apples and plums, Old Yorkshire Chutney has just the right amount of vinegar to brighten its rich flavour and perfectly complement both hard and crumbly cheeses. Read more
Slate Chutney is a chunky dark chutney jam-packed with dried fruits including cranberries, sultanas and apricots, and bursting with flavours of warm spices. A tasty all-rounder it brings well balanced sweet and sharpness that is great with meat, savoury Cheddars, sausage rolls and pate. Read more
Enjoy a classic taste of France with these rustic dry-cured pork saucisson from Lugdunum, near Lyon. Slice thinly for a delicious nibble alongside an aperitif or served with some hard cheese on a lunch platter. They are equally good when added to pasta dishes or paella, and provide a delectable meaty companion to melting cheeses such as Vacherin Mont D'Or or Raclette.
See full ingredients and allergens information in tasting notes below. Read more
Authentic Spanish cured ham, hand carved from black-footed Iberian pigs that are raised on a primary diet of 'bellota' (acorns). This ham is nutty, rich and delicious after being slow-cured in natural cellars. In the mouth it offers a smooth and succulent texture. Its rounded lingering flavour is slightly salty with sweet notes, best enjoyed well warmed to room temperature alongside slices of Manchego and plump Gordal olives.
Ingredients: pork, salt and preservative potassium nitrate. Read more
From a local family-run smokehouse here on the Suffolk coast, these oak Smoked Olives are the perfect addition to a tempting antipasti selection. Plump green Manzanilla olives from Spain are the classic Martini olive. Their meaty texture and gently smoked flavour makes them perfect to nibble with slivers of Manchego cheese and Spanish charcuterie.
See full ingredients and allergens information in tasting notes below. Read more
This vibrant cube of Zero Extra Virgin Olive Oil almost glows with Italian sunshine! It is made from olives hand-picked from 600 year old trees in Puglia, Southern Italy. These olives are cold pressed within six hours of harvesting to capture all their flavours, freshness and health benefits. A winner of two golden stars in the Great Taste Awards, Zero has clean, green flavours with a peppery finish.
Ingredients: 100% olive oil. Read more
Perfect for Boxing Day lunch, a pork pie from Bray's Cottage bursting with festive flavours of fig and orange or classic onion marmalade. Sarah Pettegree and her team at Pie HQ in Norfolk hand-make their award winning pies using free-range local pork and a secret blend of herbs and spices, encased in the most delicious biscuity hot water crust pastry. Top tip from Sarah herself is to enjoy them with a spoonful of fig chutney from Rosebud Preserves.
Available in 2 sizes - 450g (2-3 portions) and 1200g (8-10 portions). See full ingredients and allergens information in tasting notes below. Read more
Enjoy Bolney Estate Pinot Noir with the mushroom flavours of Baron Bigod and Brie de Meaux. Red fruits compliment the earthiness of these bloomy rind cheeses whilst high acidity refreshes the palate after each mouthful of creamy, mouth-coating cheese. Made on the edge of the South Downs in West Sussex, this is an excellent example of a cool climate Pinot Noir, well balanced with soft tannin, juicy strawberry and red cherry. Leather, spice and chocolate complement fresh plums and a smooth finish. Read more
Made here in East Anglia by Flint Vineyard near Earsham, this English Bacchus is the perfect wine for those looking for an interesting twist on new-world Sauvignon Blanc. This wine displays many of the wonderful characteristics of Bacchus: fresh lime peel and lavender perfume underpinned by elderflower and a peppery spice. It is crisp yet refined making for a refreshing choice. Keeping it local with our East Anglian cheeses, this is a particularly delicious accompaniment for delicate St. Jude. Read more