welcome to slate

Slate is a specialist cheese retailer and delicatessen in the bustling Suffolk seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold.

Formerly known as Lawson’s Delicatessen in Aldeburgh, we have changed our name to Slate and opened a new shop in Southwold.

Our new name encapsulates our passion for cheese and delicious food and drink provisions. Quality cheese is at the heart of what we offer, alongside our prepared meals and salads, bread, charcuterie, olives, chutneys and preserves.


Use our online shop to order our delicious prepared meals, ready to collect from either Slate shop.  

Prepared by our own chefs and frozen so they remain fresh for whenever you need them, our range includes classic dishes such as beef lasagne, steak and mushroom pie and fish pie.  All available as portions for one, two or four people.  An easy supper on a cold winter's evening.


This month to celebrate Father's Day we have a special offer of a complimentary month with any six month subscription taken out before the end of June, so you'll get cheese right through to 2019. 


Membership of our Cheese Club makes the perfect gift for tricky to buy for Dads!  This Father's Day why not give the gift of cheese delivered to his door.   Each month we put together a carefully selected trio of cheeses including our "cheese of the month" and a box of crackers.  Your dad will be able to discover new cheeses alongside old favourites.  Find out more >

Latest News


We are thrilled to announce that Slate has been shortlisted in The Guild of Fine Food's Shop of the Year awards 2018.  Across four categories, 42 independent retailers have made the list and we are flying the flag for Suffolk!  

Find out more about what's in store for us next on the blog >

Cheese of the Month


Tastings and Events