Award-winning cheese-makers, The Wensleydale Creamery, based at Hawes in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, has launched a new blue cheese, adding to its artisan cheese portfolio. The new cheese, Blue 16, a ‘modern-day blue cheese’ has been developed to appeal to blue cheese lovers looking for variety, combining traditional flavours with a modern twist. Crafted and perfected during 2016, Blue 16 marks a significant milestone year for The Wensleydale Creamery in which its new dairy development at Hawes was completed. An eye catching russet colour, Blue 16 is full... Read More



The Chelsea Pensioners enjoyed a taste of Yorkshire as The Wensleydale Creamery took centre stage at the annual Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London today. The Wensleydale Creamery kindly donated its handcrafted Yorkshire Wensleydale, Wensleydale Blue, and Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries cheese for the Chelsea Pensioners to enjoy over the festive season, a tradition that dates back over 300 years and celebrates the role of cheese in feeding the armed forces. The centuries old tradition began in 1692 when the Royal Hospital asked a... Read More



The Wensleydale Creamery, the famous cheese-makers based in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is the only place to be this December, as it pulls out all the stops to create a magical festive season at its Visitor Centre in the market town of Hawes. Visitors heading to The Wensleydale Creamery, can enjoy a ‘Festive Taste of Yorkshire’, with exclusive Christmas shopping, including build-your-own hampers, plus fantastic home-made, seasonal food and drink served in Calvert’s Restaurant and the 1897 Coffee Shop. The Creamery’s popular Christmas shopping evenings will be held... Read More


Festive Flavours from The Wensleydale Creamery

We’re famous for our Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese; creamy, crumbly & full of flavour, handcrafted by our master cheese-makers at The Wensleydale Creamery, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, to a time-honoured recipe using milk from local farms. But we’re also experts in blending cheese with ingredients, and have developed a range of tempting festive flavours to delight your tastebuds! Find them on our website, in our Visitor Centre Cheese Shop, in the major retailers, and independent farm shops and delis around the country. Eggnog Yorkshire Wensleydale Creamy, crumbly and... Read More

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Wensleydale Creamery Finalist in White Rose Awards

We were delighted to be shortlisted in this year’s Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards, in the Large Visitor Attraction category. The list of finalists comprised some amazing businesses, and the competition was fierce! Feedback from the judges included: Excellent cheese-making demonstrations Friendly, bright and efficient staff Enticing home-made food A modern, bright and spacious building Well stocked shop aimed at all ages, with lots of local produce Excellent car parking   On the night of the awards our team enjoyed a fantastic event, with delicious food and great entertainment.... Read More


Creamery Supports Hawes Christmas Lights

The Wensleydale Creamery announced today its pledge of funds from carrier bag charges at its Visitor Centre in Hawes, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, to the local Christmas light fund. The market town of Hawes is a hot spot for tourism, full of thriving independent businesses, shops, pubs and tourist attractions. The Christmas light fund is run by a group of local business men and women, who give their time freely to ensure that a little extra Christmas cheer can be enjoyed by residents and visitors. The great... Read More


Christmas Lunch in Calvert’s Restaurant

Our popular Christmas Lunches return from Monday 28th November. Served seven days a week, every dish is home-made & locally sourced, and features our award-winning cheeses. From just £12.95, booking is advisable!   See the full Christmas Lunch Menu here.


Christmas Shopping Evening – Tuesday 20th December

Join us on Tuesday 20th December, 5-8pm, for our second Christmas Shopping Evening. These popular evenings are not to be missed, with free mince pies and mulled wine, a live performance from local folk band Peg Powler, and 20% off all products*! Look out for our home-made & locally sourced Yorkshire Tapas Menu, being served in Calvert’s Restaurant 5-7.30pm. We hope to see you there. *T&Cs apply: in store on specified date only. Excludes alcohol and promotions.


Christmas Shopping Evening – Thursday 8th December

Join us on Thursday 8th December, 5-8pm, for the first of this year’s Christmas Shopping Evenings. These popular evenings are not to be missed, with free mince pies and mulled wine, a live performance from the Askrigg Hand Bell Ringers, and we will be joined by Sloemotion who will be sampling their delicious range of artisan products. You can also take advantage of 20% off all products*! Look out for our home-made & locally sourced Yorkshire Tapas Menu, being served in Calvert’s Restaurant 5-7.30pm. We hope to see you there.... Read More


The Wensleydale Creamery Showcases Range at International Trade Show in Paris

The Wensleydale Creamery, famous for its European protected Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, will showcase its range of handcrafted cheeses as it heads to SIAL in Paris (16-20 October), the world’s largest food innovation exhibition bringing together over 7,000 companies from 100 countries around the world. The exhibition showcases products from all over the world and looks at the latest emerging culinary trends. The Creamery will be showcasing its range of sliced blended cheeses at the event, which recently launched in France, and unveil their new Mature Cheddar with Black Sheep Riggwelter... Read More