Cheesemonger's Special Selection

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. More information (including allergens) >

This selection includes:

  • 3 cheeses (weighing approximately 200g each) - for June: King Richard III, Baron Bigod, The Duke, plus a box of Peter's Yard Seeded Wholegrain Crackers.

More information

Ingredients & Allergens

Ingredients: Cheese (milk).

Peter's Yard Seeded Wholegrain Crackers - Ingredients: Rye flour, wheat flour (wheat flour, calcium, iron, niacin, thiamin), sourdough 18% (rye flour, water), wholemeal wheat flour 14%, sunflower seeds 6.3%, buckwheat 3.5%, oat groats 3.5%, honey, poppy seeds 1.6%, sea salt.

Allergen advice: For allergens see ingredients in bold.
May contain traces of milk. Made with care in a bakery that handles nuts and sesame.


Tasting notes

In this month of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, our Cheesemonger’s Special Selection brings a suitably regal touch to your cheeseboard – a majestic trio including a King, a Baron and a Duke!

King Richard III - a traditional clothbound Wensleydale with a gentle milky flavour, fresh and lactic with honeyed notes. It is younger, more moist and less crumbly than typical of a modern Wensleydale. Now made at Fortmayne Dairy in Lancashire, this cheese takes its name from the childhood home of King Richard III at Middleham Castle in North Yorkshire, four miles from the original maker of this cheese. We recommend King Richard III with the acidity of Slate pickles or, in true Yorkshire tradition, accompanied by a slice of fruit cake and a cup of tea. Unpasteurised cow’s milk / Traditional rennet.

Baron Bigod - an exquisite soft brie-style cheese made in Suffolk at Fen Farm Dairy near Bungay. Jonny and Dulcie Crickmore use protein-rich raw milk from their Montbéliarde cows to handmake this multi-award winning cheese to a traditional French recipe. The taste is delicate at its centre with yoghurt acidity. Towards its white bloomy rind, which develops over eight weeks of salting and ageing, the flavour becomes creamier and richer with aromas of earth and mushroom. Unpasteurised cow’s milk / Traditional rennet.

The Duke - Enjoy creamy complexity reminiscent of Gorgonzola with The Duke, a cultured blue cheese created by Cheese + in Cambridge. Alongside its washed rind Alpine-style partner, The Duchess, this cheese honours William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Duke is made on Cote Hill Farm in Lincolnshire and then matured for twelve weeks in Cambridge by Perry Wakeman. Perry recently won the accolade of ‘Affineur of the Year 2022’. Under its natural rind, The Duke gives mellow sweetness and restrained salty flavours, finishing with peppery spice. A royal treat on an oatcake with a glass of dessert wine. Pasteurised cow’s milk / Vegetarian rennet.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Sara C.

Great cheese quick delivery. Fantastic service. Thanks

Sally E.
Cheese selection gift

I would like to thank Slate for their great customer service. After a hiccup with the delivery, they provided help that was second to none and the recipient of my gift was delighted. They also told me that the cheese was delicious. I would highly recommend Slate.

M S.
Great cheesy service!

Second time we have now purchased the monthly special. Long may it continue. Great to try different cheeses backed up by wonderful service!

Steve K.
Amazing Cheese, top quality service

I ordered a gift hamper for a friend as a surprise when he came home from hospital. It arrived in perfect time, carefully packed and once opened disappeared quite quickly!
Highly recommended

Caz R.
You’d Cheddar believe it!

As a first time customer with Slate I had a good customer experience. Wonderful selection cheeses, packed and delivered as promised and greatly appreciated by the recipient as a birthday treat. Would highly recommend them and will be ordering again.