A perfect gift from the town of Hawes…

At Wensleydale Creamery, we’re passionate about local produce that can be perfectly paired with our handcrafted, artisan cheese. Fruit cake served with Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese is top of the list and is a true Yorkshire delicacy in its own right. It’s a long-standing tradition and very popular around these parts, to serve fruit cake with a slice of creamy, crumbly Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese. We enjoy this paring all year round and find it especially popular at Christmas. The unique fresh flavour and crumbly texture of our Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese creates... Read More

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Meet The Maker – Yorkshire Dama Cheese

We are so proud to stock Yorkshire Dama cheese in our Online Shop. Yorkshire Dama Cheese is a story of inspirational bravery by a woman who refused to let her circumstances define or constrain her. It is about finding a new place to call home and new experiences which has lead to the creation of a British multi-award winning cheese and dairy company. Founder, Razan, arrived in the UK from war-torn Syria in 2012 with her Husband and three young children after losing almost everything, finally settling in Yorkshire. Razan... Read More

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Visiting Us – What you need to know

Hello & welcome, Unfortunately, our Visitor Centre will be closed from 4pm on 4th November 2020 in line with new government guidelines.  In the meantime, if you wish to visit, please understand that this may not be the usual Wensleydale Creamery experience that you are used to.  However, be assured that we are working extremely hard to ensure that when you visit us, you can do so in a way that is safe for you and our staff. We’re open Monday – Sunday 9.30am – 4pm Cheese and Gift Shop... Read More

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Meet The Maker – Shepherds Purse Cheeses

We’re so excited to be bringing Shepherds Purse Cheeses to our online shop. For years we’ve been friends of the company and fans of their cheeses and we’re so proud to be able to stock a selection of their fantastic cheeses. Shepherds Purse are a proud, independent family business making cheese in the traditional way on our farm in North Yorkshire, and have been making cheese since the late 1980’s. Enjoy their award-winning artisan cheeses from cow’s milk and sheep milk, Yorkshire Blue, Harrogate Blue, Mrs Bell’s Blue, Bluemin White. Meet... Read More

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Maturing our Wensleydale Blue for Christmas

Our artisan cheesemakers have been busy over the past couple of weeks making the Wensleydale Blue that you’ll be eating this festive season. Our award-winning cheese matures for 10 weeks, to be perfectly aged in time for Christmas. Wensleydale Blue is steeped in heritage & provenance; it represents the original, matured Wensleydale cheese that was made throughout Wensleydale by the Cistercian monks when they first settled in the dale in 1150.  Due to the conditions under which it was made and stored, the cheese would have naturally ‘blued’. Things have... Read More


Enjoy 50% off food and drink 3rd – 31st August

You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme: all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3rd to 31st August 2020 and enjoy 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, for food & non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in our Calvert’s Restaurant and 1897 Coffee Shop. 50% discount will be applied to food and/or non-alcoholic drink purchased for immediate consumption at our Visitor Centre, up to a maximum discount of £10 per diner (inclusive of VAT). There is no minimum spend requirement. A diner... Read More


Richmond MP Rishi Sunak Visits Our Visitor Centre To Celebrate Our Reopening

We were proud to welcome Richmond MP, Rishi Sunak, today, Friday 17th July, following the reopening of out popular Visitor Centre. Whilst visiting his local constituency of Richmond (Yorks) , the MP – who is also Chancellor of the Exchequer, toured our recently reopened Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience. He observed our master cheesemakers in action from the Viewing Gallery and turned his hand to the art of cheese grading in our Visitor Centre. During his visit, Mr Sunak toured our Cheese and Gift Shop which stocks a range of award-winning... Read More


We’re reopening our Calvert’s Restaurant with a new bistro-style menu!

Our ‘Taste of England’ silver award-winning Calvert’s Restaurant, at our Visitor Centre is reopening its doors on Wednesday 8th July for the first time since lockdown, bringing with it a brand-new bistro-style menu, as well as a new executive chef, Oliver Bennett. With fantastic local produce and dishes inspired by our artisan cheese range, Oliver has ambitions to further elevate the food offering, championing the finest local ingredients and bringing inspiring new flavour combinations – including the introduction of small & large plates. You may recognise Oliver, as he took... Read More


Our Reopening Plans

Hello & welcome, Our award-winning Visitor Centre has now fully reopened. Please understand that this may not be the usual Wensleydale Creamery experience that you are used to.  However, please be assured that we are working extremely hard to ensure that when you do visit us, you can do so in a way that is safe for you and our staff. We’re now open Monday – Sunday 10am – 4pm* Cheese and Gift Shop Calvert’s Restaurant *11.30am – 3pm 1897 Coffee Shop Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience (including Cheesemaking Viewing Gallery)... Read More


Top Marks for Bowes Hutchinson Primary School!

We’ve been blown away by some of the work from the children at Bowes Hutchinson Primary School in Bowes! They were set a task to watch some of our ‘Inside the Creamery’ videos that we featured during our Digital Days Out series, and to make a poster on cheese-making! We’re sure you will agree with us that they’re FANTASTIC! So detailed, informative and creative! We’d like to send a massive thank you to Luke Williams aged 11, Emily Luck aged 10, Megan Lowe aged 10, Darcy Greaves aged 10 and... Read More