Cheese, wine and beer are the holy trinity of fermented food and we have all three here at Slate for you to choose a delicious present for your dad this Father's Day.
Give him the gift of a truly memorable cheeseboard - a selection of his favourite artisan cheeses with all the trimmings of small-batch crackers, flavoursome chutney, a bottle of wine or trio of local craft beers.
We have a super 'Cheese & Socks' selection bringing together two full-flavoured British cheeses, Double Barrel Poacher and Sparkenhoe Blue, with crackers and a pair of fun Happy Socks.
We also have cheese accompaniments and accessories as well as gift vouchers to give him the joy of shopping at Slate himself, either online or in one of our Suffolk shops.
If you are looking for a family gift from siblings there is membership of our Slate Cheese Club. Whether your Dad is a cheese connoisseur or simply enjoys a good cheese feast, the monthly arrival of a box of artisan cheese is a joyful treat long after Father's Day has passed. Each month he will receive a themed trio of British or European cheeses with complementary crackers and full tasting notes bursting with information about how and where the cheeses are made. We also like to include tried and tested pairing tips so they taste their very best.
All our cheese gifts and selections can be delivered direct to your dad's doorstep. You can order now and select your chosen delivery date at checkout, and add a personalised gift message so he knows who got their gifting spot on this year!
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
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
Make a cheese-loving man happy from head to toe with our fun Cheese & Socks Selection. Treat him to two full-flavoured cheeses, Mør Cornmeal & Poppy Seed Snap Crackers, and a brightly coloured pair of Happy Socks!
Deep and strong Double Barrel is produced by Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese. Created by maturing a small number of their flagship cheeses for between two to three years, its big flavours are balanced by sweet and fruity notes. Alongside this we have included a new cheese from the producers of Sparkenhoe Red Leicester. Sparkenhoe Blue is savoury with a satisfying dense texture and delicate blue veining. Read more
Perfect last minute Christmas gift! We can dispatch gift vouchers by post or email until 21 December. At checkout select any available date from the calendar but note your required delivery date in the ‘special instructions’ box at checkout.
Give the gift of cheese shopping to your friends and loved ones. What could be a better Christmas or birthday present than the opportunity to indulge in their favourite artisan cheeses or try some new ones? Pop a printed voucher inside a card or tuck it under the tree, wrapped up alongside one of our other non-perishable gift items.
Gift vouchers are available in denominations of £20, £30, £50 and £100. They can be redeemed online or in our shops for up to one year from the date of purchase. Your printed gift voucher will be dispatched by first class post within one working day. Gift vouchers can be posted to your address or direct to the recipient. If you would like your gift card to be accompanied with a message, please add this to the ‘special instructions’ box at checkout. For last-minute Christmas shoppers we can send a voucher by email. Simply request this via the ‘special instructions’ box. Read more
Dive into the world of cheese by joining the Slate Cheese Club. Each month you’ll receive a carefully selected trio of cheeses and complementary crackers. Detailed tasting notes are also included with interesting facts, background information and our tips for pairing each cheese with food and drink. Read more
Looking for a cheese-centric Christmas gift that you can hide under the tree? Our 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. With no need to keep refrigerated, this gift set can be safely stowed away until Christmas, making it an ideal present choice.
Keep gift-giving traditions alive while adding a new twist. Treat the special man in your life to these fabulous vibrant Happy Socks and make his day even better by surprising him with a Slate gift voucher!
Trying to find the perfect gift for a cheese-loving friend or family member that you can hide under the tree? These brightly coloured, patterned socks from Happy Socks are sure to put a spring in his step. With no need to keep refrigerated, they are easy to squirrel away and if accompanied by a Slate gift voucher, the lucky recipient can look forward to a cheese shopping spree once the Christmas selections have been devoured.
Gift vouchers can be redeemed online or in our shops for up to one year from the date of purchase. If you would like your gift card to be accompanied with a message, just let us know what to include in the ‘special instructions’ box. Read more
Our specialist cheese knives are the perfect accessory for any cheese lover and a lasting gift to keep once all the cheese has been eaten. Each knife is beautifully crafted with an acacia wood handle and a durable stainless steal blade designed to effortlessly cut through the finest artisan cheese. Choose the knife best suited to cutting your favourite style of cheese for a flawless slice to put on your crackers this Christmas. With no need to keep refrigerated, this is a gift that can be safely stowed away until Christmas - why not add a Slate gift voucher or cheese selection to create the perfect gift combination? Read more
For those who like to finish their dishes with a flourish of cheese, our vintage style cheese graters are a must. Their rustic yet elegant free-standing design looks superb on any table and their wooden handles are comfortable to hold. Crafted from beautiful and durable acacia, the top is stamped with the logo of their makers, Gourmet Cheese. Meanwhile, the blades are made from stainless steel for fine or coarse grating.
Enjoy the full flavour of freshly grated cheese over pasta, risotto, chilli, soup or salads when entertaining – or every day of the week! Ideal for all hard cheeses, including Parmesan, Spenwood and vintage Cheddars. Read more
Looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life? This hamper is packed with delicious accompaniments to help them create a gourmet cheeseboard. It does not contain any fresh produce so can be stored or, during the festive period, placed under the Christmas tree until you are ready to exchange gifts. The happy recipient only then needs to add some artisan cheese to enjoy a fabulous spread of cheese, crispbreads, honey and preserves. Choose from our standard or gluten free selection. Read more