Welcome to Lawson's Delicatessen
Lawson's Delicatessen is a much-loved shop in Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast.
We are a friendly, welcoming shop selling carefully sourced food including artisan cheese, charcuterie, olives and chutneys. We are delighted to celebrate the quality and diversity of food and drink produced in Suffolk such as Pump Street Bakery's bread and chocolate, Pinney's smoked fish and High House’s fruit and apple juice.
From January 2017 Lawson's is under the ownership of Clare Jackson and John Ormerod, a father and daughter team.
If you've called in since January, you'll know that we've given the shop a fresh lease of life. We have expanded our range of cheese and are sourcing more British artisan cheeses from Neal's Yard Dairy and highlighting a different cheese each month. We have introduced some exciting new products including Monmouth Coffee to take away, French saucisson and a nut bar. We hope you'll call in soon!
If you're in Aldeburgh, do call in and say hello!
We are now open from 10am - 2pm on Sundays.
May Bank Holidays: Open all day on Monday 1st and 29th May.
What's in store
Appleby’s Cheshire is one of the best territorial farmhouse cheeses to be made in this country. It is tasting particularly good this month.
Read on to find out more about what is so special about it.
Our April Cheese of the Month is Dorstone, an unpasteurised goat’s milk cheese, made in Herefordshire by Neals Yard Creamery. It has a light, smooth texture which becomes firmer as it matures, with a soft citrusy tang and yeasty notes.
Our new range of charcuterie of rustic dry-cured pork Saucisson, from Lugdunum near Lyon, come in a range of delicious flavours including wild boar, ceps, black pepper and roquefort. We also have some mini "buchettes", a perfect snack to nibble on the go!
Stichelton is a blue cheese made with unpasteurised (raw) milk on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire. Taste it alongside Stilton and you will notice a difference, although it looks very similar.
Pump Street Bakery Chocolate will be holding tastings at Lawson's on Saturday 18 March and Saturday 8 April - just in time for Easter! Call in to taste the chocolate and learn more about how it is produced.
Our February cheese of the month is the perenially popular Lincolnshire Poacher. A fine example of a traditional cheddar style cheese.
We're proud to showcase the only traditional raw milk Brie-de-Meaux style cheese produced in the UK, which happens to be made in Suffolk.
Medlars are a long-forgotten fruit in British kitchens but Jane Steward of Norfolk's Eastgate Larder has an orchard of over 100 trees and turns the fruit into delicious preserves. We met Jane to find out more about the mysterious medlar.
Tucked away behind the picturesque church in Sudbourne, Clare went to discover meet Anna McCreadie of B Chocolates. Read about her visit >
Clare went on a behind-the-scenes tour of Pump Street Bakery's craft chocolate making. Read about her visit.
John Ormerod, our co-owner, and Nico de Villiers, our manager, took part in the Guild of Fine Food's Cheese retailing training in February. John tells us a bit more about the experience.
Like wine, good cheese deserves thoughtful tasting. If you can resist the urge to just tuck in, here are tips on being a more discerning cheese lover.
Our team are passionate about cheese and want to share our knowledge and enthusiasm with you - but as with anything in life, there's always more to learn.
2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the Aldeburgh Festival and its 50th year at Snape Maltings. The Festival is a celebration of music and the arts with concerts, art exhibitions, walks and talks taking place at Snape Maltings and in Aldeburgh between 9 - 25 June.
Norfolk-based, Jane Steward, has created these delicious Medlar preserves with the fruits of her own orchard of over 100 medlar trees.
Jane will be with us for tasting and to tell you more about the Medlar from 10am - 2pm. Call in to sample her delicious preserves which are perfect with cheese.