Complete your festive menu with delicious provisions including biscuity pork pies, meaty saucisson and smoky olives. Whether you're looking to brighten up a buffet of turkey leftovers or add a little sparkle to your antipasti, we've lots of suggestions to make Christmas even tastier.
For those of you local to our shops in Suffolk, we have some additional Christmas provisions which can be ordered for collection in Aldeburgh or Southwold up to midday on Christmas Eve. Please order these items by email using our order form or add them to your online order via the 'special instructions' box at checkout
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). 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. 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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. Read more
These jars of wild meat pâté are a perfect Christmas provision as they don't take up fridge space and can be whipped out to create a delicious light lunch or supper alongside cheese, turkey leftovers or a bowl of soup. All exquisitely soft and smooth in texture, these pâtés burst with the deeply meaty flavours of partridge, venison and wild boar that roamed free in the Aldeaquemada mountain region of Spain. 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