Treat someone you love to a hamper of artisan cheese for their birthday or a Christmas gift— or just because they deserve it! Don’t forget about Slate gift vouchers either. These are guaranteed to put a smile on any cheese connoisseur’s face.
Need a pick-me-up for yourself? We all need to indulge ourselves sometimes too. Perk yourself up with one of our cheese selections. A fridge full of cheese could be just what the doctor ordered!
Planning a cheeseboard for a dinner party? Order one of our selections to ensure your cheeseboard is a hit over the festive period or at any time of the 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
Slate gift vouchers are the ideal gift for cheese connoisseurs. Give the gift of cheese to your friends and loved ones. What could be a better present than the opportunity to indulge in your favourite artisan cheeses or try some new ones?
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 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, just let us know what to include in the ‘special instructions’ box. Read more
Our East Anglian Cheese Selection contains three very special local cheeses. East Anglia may not be a traditional cheese-making area but today’s award-winning producers are certainly causing a buzz. Without a history of cheesemaking, the farmers-turned-cheesemakers in this area create their exceptional cheeses inspired by a variety of recipes from around the UK and Europe. They use the creamy full-flavoured milk from happy herds that graze Norfolk and Suffolk’s rich and fertile pastures. Choose this selection to discover cheddar-style Norfolk Dapple, luxurious Baron Bigod and flavoursome Binham Blue.
For a beautiful wine pairing with Binham Blue, you can add a bottle of Bolney Estate's Lychgate Red to enjoy with our East Anglian cheese trio. This medium-bodied red wine brims with flavours of blackberry, cherry and peppery spice that enhance the piquancy of Binahm Blue, whilst good acidity refreshes the palate after each mouthful of creamy cheese. Read more
Each month we put together a carefully selected trio of cheeses with some complementary crackers. This selection is expertly chosen to balance or harmonise on your cheeseboard. Selections may be seasonal to showcase cheeses in their prime or shine a spotlight on producers from one area. We may also be celebrating a new addition to our Wall of Cheese or an award-winning cheese. Whatever the focus, you can look forward to receiving three very fine cheeses and the ideal crackers to serve along with them. Read more
Our Deluxe East Anglian Cheese Selection contains six wonderful cheeses from Suffolk and Norfolk. In addition to the three fine cheeses included in our East Anglian Selection, this deluxe version contains three more of this area’s best. Alongside soft and creamy Baron Bigod, cheddar-style Norfolk Dapple and tangy Binham Blue we have eye-catching Norfolk Mardler, a flavoursome goat’s cheese; delicate and fresh St. Jude; and last but not least crumbly Suffolk Gold. All six cheeses in this diverse selection are handmade with rich, creamy milk straight from the farm.
Keeping it local, Flint Vineyard in Norfolk produces a delicious Bacchus wine, crisp yet refined with notes of elderflower and lime peel. You can add a bottle to enjoy with our deluxe selection of East Anglian cheeses. We think it's a particularly good match for the fresh milkiness of St. Jude. 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
Enjoy a trio of exquisite goat’s cheeses with our Goat’s Cheese Selection. For a crunchy and striking contrast, we have also included Miller's Damsel Charcoal handbaked wafers.
Eye-catching Norfolk Mardler is deliciously creamy with just a subtle hint of goatiness. Its yellow wax coating keeps the firm white cheese inside supple and moist. Our second cheese, Ticklemore, is a wonderfully milky and grassy goat’s cheese with mushroom notes. This semi-hard cheese is instantly recognisable for its distinctive flying saucer shape. Our final choice, Dorstone, is an ash-coated goat’s cheese shaped into a turret. Beneath the edible ash rind, the texture is smooth and moussy while the flavour has a soft citrus tang and yeasty notes.
To bring strawberries and cream to your cheese board you can add a bottle of Simpsons Wine Estate Railway Hill Rosé. The red berry notes of this pale, delicate rosé wine elevate these already exceptional cheeses. Read more
Buy British and help our country's artisan cheese makers! The Covid pandemic with repeated lockdowns and restrictions on the hospitality industry has been a roller coaster time for Britain's cheese makers. However thanks to their skill and creativity, plus the abundant appetite of cheese lovers such as you to enjoy a magnificent cheeseboard at home, there is much to appreciate and celebrate in today's world of British cheese.
Our Support British Cheese selection contains three of Britain's finest artisan cheeses: Double Barrel Poacher, Cornish Kern and Dorset Blue Vinny, all steeped in cheese making history and boasting incredible flavours. This trio is accompanied by the most classic of English crackers, the water biscuit. Read more
Enjoy Europe’s most exquisite cheeses with our selection from across The Channel. Roquefort is one of the world's best-known blue cheeses and a joy to eat, especially with fruit and walnuts. Sweet and nutty, Le Gruyère Reserve is matured for longer than standard varieties to develop greater depth of flavour. Complete your cheeseboard with decadent and delicious Truffle Brie from specialist Brie producer, Rouzaire. Rich and creamy with a lingering flavour of truffles, it tastes fantastic with Champagne, making it perfect for parties and celebrations! Pair all three with the delicious Mør Rye and Buttermilk Snap Crackers included. Read more
Evoke sweet memories of visits to the Suffolk seaside with this scrumptious selection including locally made jam, marmalade, honey and chocolate. A fabulous gift, these sweet treats make delicious toppings for breakfast toast or an afternoon crumpet, alongside a bundle of bean-to-bar chocolate from Pump Street. We also love this local honey drizzled over a log of fresh goat's cheese or a slice of Pecorino. With no need to refrigerate, this is a perfect gift to wrap early and tuck under the Christmas tree! Read more
Serve the finest British cheeses with this perfectly balanced selection. Including a rich and creamy Shropshire Blue, from the makers of Cropwell Bishop Stilton, a delicious new award-winning Cheddar from Trethowan's Dairy - Pitchfork with its long-lasting finish pairs beautifully with a spoonful of Slate chutney. Pave Cobble, an ash-coated sheep’s cheese, completes our trio with a light and delicate dimension. Serve all three with delightfully crunchy Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crispbreads. Read more
Our British Classic Cheese Selection contains five exquisite cheeses that showcase the diversity and quality of artisan cheeses now being produced in the UK. To accompany these award-winning cheeses, we have included a box of Miller's Damsels Buttermilk Wafers, which are handmade with English buttermilk and butter.
Vintage Lincolnshire Poacher is a hard cheese similar to Cheddar but reminiscent of Alpine cheeses, while Colston Bassett Stilton is a fruity and mellow blue cheese with buttery and earthy flavours. Dorstone is a smooth and moussy goat’s cheese coated with edible ash, which is sublime on the cheeseboard alongside Cornish Yarg, a beautiful, nettle-wrapped cheese. The final cheese in our selection is Baron Bigod, the highly acclaimed Brie-style cheese that we are so proud of in Suffolk!
To create a truly celebratory cheese board or gift, you can add a bottle of Simpsons Wine Estate Chalklands Classic Cuvée. From the chalk downs of north Kent, this superb example of English sparkling wine makes an indulgent texture pairing for rich and creamy cheeses. Read more
A wonderful gift for cheese lovers, this hamper includes cheese companions to enjoy and keep. Inside you'll find a specialist cheese knife shaped to cut through hard cheese effortlessly, as well as the ultimate crispbreads and two flavoursome fruit chutneys. The deep and sturdy cleaver-style blade of this knife is designed to slice easily through firmer cheeses on the board including Westcombe Cheddar, Lincolnshire Poacher and Comté. Peter's Yard Sourdough Crispbreads are the ideal crunchy accompaniment, while Rosebud Preserves Fig Chutney and Can Bech Peaches and Apricots Chutney both balance savoury flavours with moreish sweetness. 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
Who’s ready for a feast? Give someone you know the gift of cheese with perfectly matched accompaniments. We’ve selected three very special cheeses to include in this hamper along with a fabulous range of crispbreads, crackers and preserves. All work together in complete harmony so the recipient can look forward to a delectable cheeseboard. Make their birthday or Christmas extra special, or put a smile on a deserving face at any time of year. Choose from our standard or gluten free selection. Read more
It’s no coincidence that cheese connoisseurs and restaurateurs across the UK serve their finest cheeses on slate cheeseboards. Not only does cheese look irresistible on a skilfully crafted slate cheeseboard, its individual flavours are protected too. Slate is non-porous so does not absorb flavours or bacteria, or react to acids. It’s also eco-friendly, being an entirely natural and sustainable material.
Our slate cheeseboards are individually handcrafted by a family business in the heart of Lancashire. They are treated with a ‘food safe’ finish and can be safely washed in hot, soapy water. We also recommend applying a light coat of olive oil to keep the slate looking naturally beautiful.
Why not add a Slate gift voucher or cheese selection to create the perfect gift for Christmas, birthdays or other special occasions? Read more
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. Read more
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 European cheese selection contains five of Europe’s tastiest and best-loved cheeses. To add a delightful seedy crunch to these exceptional cheeses, we have included a box of Gourmet Sodabread Gluten Free Multiseed Toasts.
French Comté Vieux AOC is made from the rich milk of Montbéliarde cows. It is matured for twice as long as standard Comté for greater sweetness and depth of flavour. Brie de Meaux is another classic taste of France. Soft and creamy, the flavour is nutty with a hint of mushroom. Our third French choice is Morbier. Originally made from the leftover curds of Comté, the distinctive ash line through the centre of this cheese was added for protection until the next day’s curds could be added to complete the cheese. From Spain, we have Picos de Europa, a semi-soft blue-veined cheese made from a blend of pasteurised cow’s and goat’s milk. This unique cheese is wrapped in maple and chestnut leaves. Monte Enebro, another Spanish choice, completes our selection. This incredible complex soft-ripened goat’s cheese is cave cured with a Penicillium Roqueforti rind. 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
Our vegetarian cheese selection contains five of our favourite artisan cheeses made with vegetarian rennet. To contrast the richness of these outstanding cheeses, we have included Miller's Elements Earth crackers. Potatoes and earthy sweet beetroot and spinach give these crackers their distinctive crunch.
Godminster Vintage is a delectable Cheddar-style cheese made here in Bruton, Somerset with a rich and buttery flavour and a long finish. From the other side of England, Cornish Yarg is a beautiful, nettle-wrapped cheese with a fresh, lemony flavour and a delicate mushroom taste. Complementing these we have Ticklemore, a wonderfully milky and grassy goat’s cheese, plus Wigmore, a Brie-style cheese made from unpasteurised ewe’s milk. This lovely cheese is fruity, complex and sweet. To complete our selection, we have included Ireland’s premier blue cheese, Cashel Blue. This fine blue is characterful but not strong, with a balanced and creamy flavour. 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