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2019

20/12/2019
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Our 2019 Round-Up! What a year!

2019 has been a jammed packed year for all of us here at Wensleydale Creamery. From the opening of our new Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience Demonstration Room which has shown our 350,000 visitors how our award-winning Yorkshire Wensleydale is handmade, to helping our number one Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese fans; Wallace and Gromit celebrate their 30th Anniversary. Not to mention BBC’s Songs of Praise coming to the creamery and filming how our cheese is made inside the factory – definitely not one to forget. Our show season has certainly been a... Read More

17/12/2019
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The White Rose Awards 2019

We’re celebrating after taking second place for the Taste of England Award and being shortlisted in the Large Visitor Attraction category. The White Rose Awards took place on Monday 25th November at the First Direct Arena, Leeds and was attended by the cream of the crop of Yorkshire tourism businesses. This year’s event was the biggest and best yet with more awards up for grabs than ever before. We were honoured to feature alongside such prestigious venues, The Star Inn at Harome and The Pheasant Hotel, Harome in the Taste... Read More

13/12/2019

A new Wensleydale in town!

As part of our ever-growing selection and love for local produce in our Cheese & Gift Shop, we now stock delicious Old Roan cheese from ‘The Home Farmer’! The Home Farmer’s Old Roan is a Wensleydale cheese, made in small batches by hand on their farm. Using a traditional recipe, and their unpasteurised milk , they describe their cheese as creamier and less crumbly than the typical Wensleydale that you may be more familiar with! The Home Farmer and their team have been a friend of Wensleydale Creamery for a... Read More

13/12/2019
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Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese & Fruit Cake…the story continues!

We proudly champion the flavoursome match of Yorkshire Wensleydale & Fruit Cake, and as previously mentioned on a previous blog, we commissioned a nationwide survey with Opinion Matters to explore other Christmas traditions and secret festive pairings. The research found half of Brits say they are really open to finding new Christmas traditions (48%), with almost a quarter up for trying a slice of Yorkshire Wensleydale on their fruit cake (23%). Amongst other less known traditional pairings, with one in three are open to trying bratwurst sausage pigs in blankets... Read More

04/12/2019
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Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese & Fruit Cake: The Perfect Christmas Combination

As the festive season fast approaches, one food pairing that is set to excite the taste buds of the nation and get everyone talking is Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and fruit cake – a popular Christmas pairing, which sits proudly amongst the long-standing traditions of God’s Own County. The combination of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese with fruit cake is a renowned Yorkshire delicacy, with the creamy, crumbly flavour of the cheese complementing the rich, sweet fruit cake. The intriguing and special flavour combination is enjoyed all year round but is especially popular... Read More

21/11/2019
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30 Years of Wallace & Wensleydale!

Special edition truckle commemorates three decades of the most famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese lovers of all time! We have marked 30 years since Wallace and Gromit first graced the nation’s TV screens with a specially designed commemorative cheese truckle. Wallace and Gromit, the beloved inventor and his genius pet dog, have been fans of cheese since their first film, ‘A Grand Day Out’. For the Wensleydale Creamery, the partnership began on Christmas Eve 1995, when David Hartley, the Creamery’s Managing Director received a cryptic postcard from Vernon Sproxton, father of... Read More

19/11/2019

Get in the Christmas Spirit at Wensleydale Creamery

Our Visitor Centre in Hawes is the place to be this festive season! Enjoy Christmas shopping with some amazing seasonal food! Our delicious Christmas lunch returns from Monday 25th November in Calvert’s Restaurant and will remain on the menu until 27th December. Served seven days a week from just £12.95, our Christmas lunches are made using locally sourced ingredients, and of course, feature our award-winning cheeses. Soak up the stunning panoramic views, of the heart of the Yorkshire dales as you enjoy the festive atmosphere and delicious food. See our... Read More

14/11/2019
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Christmas Sampling!

It’s the most ‘cheesiest’ time of the year – and we’re celebrating by sampling at some fantastic Farm Shops over the next couple of weeks. Having just launched our highly anticipated Christmas flavours, we’re excited for everybody to taste them! Enjoy our award-winning Yorkshire Wensleydale, firm festive favourite Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries, new limited edition Black Forest Yorkshire Wensleydale and famous Christmas flavours including Winter Warmer, Yorkshire Wensleydale with Caramelised Orange & Mason’s Yorkshire Gin and Yorkshire Wensleydale with Jamaican Rum & Ginger! Join us on the following dates and... Read More

12/11/2019

Our January/February Offer

Between Monday 6th January & Sunday 9th February we’re offering free entry into our Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience which will include cheese & butter making, along with cookery demonstrations or cheese pairings in our new Demonstration Room.   Our Calvert’s Restaurant will also be offering a £9.95 Two-Course Special, Monday – Saturday until 8th February. Enjoy home-cooked, delicious food which features our award-winning cheese!