Stilton is a truly a British cheese, and protected by both its EU "Protected Designation of Origin" (PDO) status and registered trademark, this is the way it will stay. Clare and John attended a "Stilton Masterclass" to learn the essentials.Read More
Happy cows are at the heart of life on Whitegate Farm, the home of Katherine and Jason Salisbury and their Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses. On a beautiful sunny day, Clare arrived to visit just as their herd of fifty milking cows bounded out into the fields for the first time since October, immediately getting their heads down to enjoy the fresh spring grass.Read More
Suffolk is a county crammed with food and drink producers, growers and retailers. Each year this thriving industry is celebrated with the "Eat Suffolk Food & Drink Awards". It was thrilling news just a few weeks ago to learn that we had made the final four - such an exciting achievement in our first year as Slate!Read More
With its bright yellow wax coating, Norfolk Mardler is one of the most eye-catching cheeses we have in our "wall of cheese" at Slate. On their recent cheese-making trip to Norfolk, Clare and John called into Fielding Cottage to find out more about how it is made.Read More
Sarah Pettegree of Bray's Cottage is the "Queen of Pork Pies"! Her "perfect pies" are a firm favourite in the Slate picnic counter, particularly delicious when munched on the beach. Recently we caught up with Sarah to find out how she got into the pork pie business and her top tip for a pork pie accompaniment.Read More
With snowdrifts clinging to the verges and a biting easterly wind, Clare and John headed to north Norfolk to visit Mrs Temple and her cheeses. Catherine Temple is a well-established East Anglian cheese-maker who makes a range of eight cheeses designed to offer a complete Norfolk cheeseboard.Read More
At Slate we are really keen on perfect companions for cheese and fruit cheeses have got to be one of our favourites. Recently we caught up with Hazel from Fruit Magpie to find out more about how she makes the beautiful jewel-coloured loaves on offer at Slate.Read More
Last month saw Clare head back to the classroom for more cheese training, a slightly daunting prospect with several dozen cheeses on the tasting menu and an exam at the end of the day!Read More
With his bakehouse tucked away in Reydon near Southwold, The Breadwinner Ravi Muniandy is one of our most local of local suppliers. Each day Ravi bakes a unique range of artisan bread, cakes and cereals.Read More
Sam Bouton of "Truffles et al" is our local chocolate truffle maker. With February being the month of red roses, chocolates (and of course cheese!) we are delighted to have Sam's Valentine's gifts in store and to chat with her about local ingredients, fabulous flavour combinations and her plans for the year ahead.Read More
Here at Slate, not only are we nuts about cheese but we get very excited about nuts with cheese! Here are our tips on pairing nuts and cheese.Read More
To us here at Slate, cheese is as important a part of Christmas as mince pies and Christmas carols! Here are our top ten tips on choosing, storing and serving cheese this Christmas.Read More
Exciting times ahead! Our new Southwold branch will open on Saturday 25th November. Our Aldeburgh shop will be closed for a full refurbishment from 6th to 24th November inclusive.
What's more, both shops will open on 25th November under our new brand Slate Cheese!Read More
If you love cheese, or know someone who does, why not sign up to our new Cheese Club.
We'll send you a monthly (or bi-monthly) box containing our special selection of three cheeses including our featured 'Cheese of the Month'.Read More
With the arrival of an autumnal chill in the morning air, this month sees the celebration with all things apple with Apple Day on the 21st October.
Apple Day is now celebrated in many villages and communities around the country.Read More
A breezy Sunday in September, saw a team from Lawson’s take to the streets and sea of Aldeburgh in a triatholonRead More
Clare made a visit to Fen Farm Dairy, makers of the renowned Baron Bigod cheese, to learn more about what makes it special and see their herd of Montbeliarde cattle being milked.
Here Clare tells us about her visit to Fen Farm Dairy >Read More
Our Chilli Jam has picked up a Gold Star in the Guild of Fine Food’s prestigious Great Taste Awards 2017. This Gold Star is proof from the experts that our Chilli Jam tastes great!Read More
Here, at Lawson’s, we have a wide range of honey both local and from wider afield for you to enjoy on a slice of toast or to explore pairing with cheese.Read More