Milestone Wines x The Chopping Block

Our very first tasting evening with Milestone Miles

Well, this is rather exciting…

In the first of what we hope will be many evenings to come, we’ve teamed up with Milestone Wines for a virtual Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie Tasting.
We know that some of you didn’t manage to snap up tickets before they sold out, so we’ve brought the tasting to you in blog form instead!Read more

Good Old Fashioned BBQ

It’s brightening up out there and, rumour has it there’s a dry weekend on the horizon… thank goodness. It’s time for our first good old fashioned BBQ of the year!

Now we’ve all been to those sad, excuses for a barbeque.Read more

Our Top Picnic Spots in Cumbria

The Rule of Six is back, so we’re sharing our top picnic spots in Cumbria to celebrate!

Hands up who else is excited to see friends & family again ✋
We love a picnic – literally any excuse to get the blanket out and we’re there.
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Meet The Maker – St James

Meet our newest Maker… the geniuses behind St James Cheese!

As part of our Meet the Maker series, focusing in on some of our favourite artisan suppliers, we’re super excited to introduce master Cheese Makers and brand new addition to our deli counter – Martin & Nicola of Holker Farm. Read more

Easter Feasting 🐣

What’s so good about Easter Feasting?
Well… you run around the house chasing after tiny chocolate eggs, there’s bowls groaning with fresh Spring veggies and, let’s not forget, Hot Cross Buns!

Easter is essentially Christmas, without all the pressure and arguably more delicious food – I’m looking at all you turkey haters out there.Read more

Meet The Maker – Wilding’s

We love Small Producers! They’re the bread & butter of the British food scene and are such a joy to work with.

It’s one of my favourite jobs, chatting to these foodie wizards. The boundary pushers and artisan heroes that craft the goodies lining our shelves.Read more

We Won! 🏆


Yep – move on over, we’re a winner baby!

We have big news… this absolute beauty of a trophy just arrived 🥳

Last night we were named the UK’s Best New Butchery and we can’t quite believe it!
The Meat Trade Journal host the Butcher of the Year Awards each year and they chose us, a little shop in Cumbria, as the most exciting up and coming Butchery in the whole nation.
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Lock Down Leisures

With most of our team hibernating at home, we’re all finding a bit more time for those things we love.
Our Chopping Block group chat is a little less outrageous than it was last Spring, but it’s still full to the brim of the small things we’re enjoying while we’re away from each other.

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Woohoo for Small Producers!

Small producers are the bread & butter of the UK food industry and we’ve never been more thankful for them!


As I write, we’re in the middle of our third national lockdown – don’t worry, I promise I won’t mention it again!Read more

Middle Fingers Up to 2020

For our last blog post of 2020, I had planned a piece to celebrate the year’s best bits (Dolly Parton featured as well as some spectacular photos of burnt sourdough) but I’ve decided to be a little more honest…


12 nights ago, I sat on my own watching the Strictly Come Dancing final, crying into a mince pie.Read more