It’s an exciting time to be a cheese lover in East Anglia. Here at Slate, we’re passionate about our local cheeses, which have been scooping up awards and finding themselves on some very notable plates.
Without a tradition of cheesemaking, many of our producers have taken fresh and innovative paths to create their unique and outstanding cheeses. It has been a privilege to visit each of the local producers whose cheese we stock. With awe, we’ve watched the care and hard work that goes into every batch they make by hand. It was joyous to see so many happy cows, goats and sheep too, peacefully grazing the green and pleasant fields we love.
We hope you enjoy discovering these East Anglian cheeses as much as we have.
Fermented friends, beer and cheese make a great combination. In collaboration with Norfolk based Lacons Brewery, we're delighted to bring you a sensational selection of East Anglia's finest artisan cheeses and craft beers.
We've included luxurious Baron Bigod, delicate St. Jude and gently rounded Norfolk Dapple, alongside a box of Peter's Yard sourdough crispbreads. This carefully chosen trio of local cheeses is a perfect match for the vibrant ales Legacy, Encore and Affinity from Lacons. With complex flavour profiles these crisp, refreshing beers create a truly memorable East Anglian beer and cheese selection. Read more