Aldeburgh cheese store wins Shop of the Year title

Slate, the independent cheese and provisions deli in Aldeburgh, has won the Newcomer Award at the Guild of Fine Food’s Shop of the Year event.

The store, which sells a huge selection of cheeses with exceptional personal service, was praised for its “strong brand and great vision”.

Judges added that Slate, in the resort’s High Street, shared values with their team and customers.

Run by father and daughter John Ormerod and Clare Jackson, the business opened in 2017 and was the only one representing Suffolk at the awards.


The store, which now has a second outlet up the coast in Southwold, was originally the well-known Lawson’s Delicatessen.

To appreciate the diverse range of cheeses on offer, or to join the Cheese Club, where each month you receive a trio of cheeses and complementary crackers, visit the Slate website.

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