Slate is a specialist cheese retailer and delicatessen in Aldeburgh and Southwold on the Suffolk coast. 

We are passionate about artisan cheese and the fantastic array of food and drink produced here in Suffolk. We are renowned for our delicious frozen meals, fresh salads and soups all handmade by our own chefs using quality ingredients. What we sell >

Our friendly and knowledgeable team looking forward to welcoming you our shops in Aldeburgh and Southwold.

Clare Jackson, John Ormerod and the Slate Team.



Slate is the new name for Lawson’s Delicatessen.  Our new name encapsulates our passion for cheese and the delicious food and drink provisions we offer.

We are a family business led by Clare Jackson and her father John Ormerod who took over Lawson’s Delicatessen in January 2017 from Richard Lawson and Claire Bruce-Clayton who had run an award-winning delicatessen since 2006. 

Our ambition has been to give the business a new lease of life with a new name, a new focus on cheese, a full refurbishment for the shop in Aldeburgh and a brand new outlet in Southwold.

Many of the Slate team had worked at Lawson’s for years so you will be greeted by the same friendly faces you know. Meet the team >