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.
Our East Anglian cheese selection contains three very special cheeses made not far from Slate in surrounding Suffolk and Norfolk. Choose this selection to enjoy cheddar-style Norfolk Dapple, luxurious Baron Bigod and flavoursome Binham Blue and elevate the deliciousness with a pairing of Bolney Estate's Lychgate Red.
For a truly exceptional wine and cheese feast or magnificent gift we have chosen this wine to perfectly complement the piquant flavours of Binham Blue. This medium-bodied wine has aromas of blackberry, black cherry and peppery spice with good acidity to refresh the palate after each mouthful of cheese. Read more
Enjoy a truly East Anglian cheese and wine feast with our deluxe selection of cheeses made here in Suffolk and Norfolk alongside local Bacchus wine from Flint Vineyard. This selection of six cheeses showcases East Anglia's finest: Baron Bigod, Norfolk Dapple, Binham Blue, Suffolk Gold, St. Jude and Norfolk Mardler offering a full range of cheese styles and milks. They are all handmade with rich, creamy milk straight from the farm.
Flint Vineyard's Bacchus is an interesting twist on a new world Sauvignon Blanc. It's a particularly delicious pairing for delicate St. Jude made at Fen Farm just a few miles away from the vines. This wine displays many wonderful characteristics: fresh lime peel and lavender perfume underpinned by elderflower and a peppery spice. It is crisp yet refined making for a refreshing cheese accompaniment. Read more