138 High St Aldeburgh Suffolk IP15 5AQ
Formerly know as Lawson's Deli, and voted Suffolk's best deli for many of the past five years or so, Slate Cheese is right on the high street, and the perfect place to stock up on scrummy snacks to consume on the beach, with naturally a fabulous cheese selection, including lots of great local varieties like the delicious Baron Bigod from near Bungay and Mrs Temple's cheeses from North Norfolk. There's also a lovely charcuterie selection, artisan bread, homemade salads, homemade soup and ready-prepared meals, too, all made with local ingredients – which is very much the ethos of the shop. Unsurprisingly perhaps, it's not cheap, and most things are so tempting you can end up spending a small fortune, even if you only came in for a hunk of cheese. But, as with most things, you get what you pay for – and here that's usually quite a lot!