UK-wide delivery excluding Northern ireland. We aim for orders to arrive +/- 2 delivery days of the date chosen.
UK-wide delivery excluding Northern ireland. We aim for orders to arrive +/- 2 delivery days of the date chosen.

Tasting the Slate Selection

For many of our customers Christmas is usually a chance to visit our shops and taste lots of delicious cheese. Unfortunately this year looks to be a little different - our shops have significantly reduced capacity and we are currently unable to sample out cheese.

The Tasting the Slate Selection aims to replicate (as much as possible) this experience. Smaller pieces of seven different cheeses, some well known, some less so, are included in this box alongside tasting notes. This can be used to select larger pieces ahead of the Christmas period, or just as a chance to sample some new cheeses.

Please note, if you purchase multiple selections as one order, we will amalgamate them into one large box. Please contact us if you wish to have items packaged separately. Click here to find out more about our gifting service.


Minimum weight: 1.39 kg

Regular price £56.00 Sale

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Spend over £29.50 to receive free delivery (England, Wales & Central Scotland)

Delivery Information

Standard delivery is free to most postcodes in the UK for orders over £29.50. Click here for a list of postcodes where additional delivery charges apply.

Collection from our London shops is free - choose Shop Collection at checkout.

Select your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers (typically DPD) we cannot guarantee the arrival day of your order but we will do our best to ensure that it arrives as close as possible to your chosen date. To be sure it arrives in time, we suggest choosing a date a couple of days ahead of when you would like to eat your cheese. 

If you have ordered a cheese subscription, your second and subsequent deliveries will occur approximately 30 days after your first delivery date. 

An opportunity to taste a delicious variety of our cheeses from the safety of your own home.

Baron Bigod

milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

Silky at its rind but crumbly at its core, this Suffolk-born, traditional Brie-style cheese balances a clean lactic brightness with mushroomy, vegetal notes.


Berkswell

milk type
Sheep

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

Berkswell is a hard ewe’s milk cheese with a complex sweetness. Its gentle tang and slightly granular texture often draw comparisons with the Spanish cheese Manchego.


Cashel Blue

milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Vegetarian Coagulant

An easy-eating blue cheese with a pleasantly buttery texture and a balanced amount of blue veining which adds a lift to the rich, full-flavoured paste.


Gubbeen

milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

A semi-soft washed rind cheese boasting a medley of savoury, nutty and fungal flavours and a bouncy, pliant texture with a pleasing bite at its pink rind.

Montgomery's Cheddar

milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

Rich, brothy, savoury flavours are the hallmarks of the Cheddars we select from Montgomery’s. Drier and more stratified than most of the Cheddars we sell, its almost crystalline nature makes it melt in the mouth.

Clothbound with lard.

Westcombe Cheddar

milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

A smooth, well rounded farmhouse Cheddar from Somerset, selected for its warm, lingering flavours and happy balance of creaminess and acidity.

Clothbound with lard.

Whin Yeats Wensleydale

milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

The flavours of Whin Yeats Wensleydale range from lactic and yoghurty through to mellow and buttery with a delicate hint of mushroom, while its texture varies from pliant to crumbly.


Pairing Suggestions

Brown Bread Crackers
£2.90

Orkney Oatcakes, Thick
£1.00

Rosebud Spiced Plum Chutney
£4.85

FAQs

how much cheese to buy

As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend roughly between 100 and 150 grams per person for after dinner, and a bit more if cheese is the focus of the meal. If you are buying cheese to serve over a couple of days or as part of a buffet, it is advisable to buy a few larger pieces. This will both look better and keep better than many small bits. To help visualise weights, a good tip is to consider that a regular supermarket pat of butter weighs between 200 and 250 grams. If you are at all unsure please give us a call for some advice.

how should i store my cheese

The best option is to keep your cheese wrapped in its paper within a box in the fridge. This will prevent the cheese from drying out and absorbing other flavours. Your cheese will arrive wrapped in waxed cheese paper, which achieves the best possible balance between maintaining humidity around the cheese and allowing it to breathe. We are happy to provide some free extra cheese paper, just search for "cheese paper" and add it to your basket. We don't recommend cling film or foil as it can cause the cheese to sweat which will negatively affect the flavour.

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