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December 2015

24/12/2015
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Winter Warmer – a Festive Treat

2015 marked the 20th anniversary of The Wensleydale Creamery inventing Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries cheese. It is an iconic pairing which has since been copied by many others across the country, paving the way for many other creative blends of cheese that grow more adventurous as time goes on. A little known fact is that Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries cheese is one of our biggest selling products. It accounts for around a quarter of our business each year, and has become a firm favourite both here in the UK and... Read More

24/12/2015

Buy British this Christmas

It is estimated that 40% of food here in the UK is imported. This includes items such as New Zealand lamb and Danish bacon, and imports are often a hot topic in the news. It seems that many British consumers are now making a move towards supporting British producers, and we’ve seen many campaigns recently demanding fairer deals, for British produce to be stocked in supermarkets, and more recently for wonky vegetables to be accepted! With the launch of the Great British Food campaign, run by Defra and headed by... Read More

11/12/2015
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Look out for Yorkshire Wensleydale

Be sure to look out for Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese to ensure that it has been handcrafted in Wensleydale. The quality & authenticity Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese is recognised with European protected food name status in the form of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status. Only Yorkshire Wensleydale is handcrafted at the Wensleydale Creamery in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales to a time-honoured recipe, using milk from local farms. Other cheese-makers around the UK, notably outside of the designated Wensleydale area, can, and still do produce a lot of Wensleydale cheese. However,... Read More

09/12/2015
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Creating the Perfect Cheeseboard

Cheeseboards are a wonderful thing – the perfect treat at the end of a long day, a fantastic light lunch or indulgent snack, and a delicious way to round off a meal. There are many ways to serve your cheeseboard, and it can be as humble or as grandiose as you like! Here are our suggestions for the perfect cheeseboard, guaranteed to hit the spot. Always store your cheese wrapped, in an airtight container in the fridge, away from other strong smelling foods. This will ensure that your cheese keeps... Read More

09/12/2015
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Christmas Shopping with the Askrigg Handbell Ringers

Our annual Christmas Shopping Evenings are a popular event, with people joining us to take advantage of our 20% discount* and free tasty mince pies and mulled wine. It is an opportunity to stock up on cheese for Christmas, find unique gifts for loved ones, and to create stunning bespoke hampers that our team lovingly hand wrap in our gift shop for you. And this year we will be joined by the fantastic Askrigg Handbell Ringers, who will be treating us all to a live performance, adding to the festive... Read More

03/12/2015
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Chelsea Pensioners enjoy Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese

London, 2nd December 2015: The Chelsea Pensioners enjoyed a taste of North Yorkshire as Wensleydale Creamery cheese was at the centre of the annual Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses. The Wensleydale Creamery kindly donated over 5kg of their handcrafted cheese, including Wensleydale Blue, Yorkshire Wensleydale, and Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries, for the Chelsea Pensioners to enjoy over the festive season. Dating back over 300 years, the Centuries-old tradition began in 1692 when the Royal Hospital asked a local cheesemonger to provide the Pensioners with cheese as a tasty Christmas treat. Cheesemakers across the country... Read More

01/12/2015

Fruit Cake & Cheese: A Festive Favourite for Yorkshire Folk

As the festive season approaches, one custom that is set to entice the taste buds of the nation is fruit cake and Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese – an increasingly popular Christmas pairing, which sits proudly amongst the long-standing traditions of God’s Own County. The pairing of fruit cake and Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese dates back to at least the 19th century, and the Creamery proudly champions the flavoursome match of its creamy Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese with the rich sweetness of fruit cake. The combination has won many plaudits from Yorkshire Greats as... Read More