The Wensleydale Creamery, based at Hawes in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is welcoming visitors to enjoy a taste of Yorkshire at its Visitor Centre this Easter.

With a new interactive Cheese-making Viewing Gallery featuring touch screens, visitors can now see ‘behind the scenes’ footage of the cheese-making process, as well as watching the master cheese-makers at work; handcrafting Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese right in front of their eyes.

New cheese tasting workshops, launching this Easter, will give cheese lovers the opportunity to gain a full insight into The Creamery’s range of handcrafted cheeses. The workshops, hosted by one of its cheese experts, will guide visitors through the individual aromas, tastes, flavours and textures as they enjoy a range of cheeses.

Cheese-making demonstrations will take place each day, where visitors can watch eight pints of Wensleydale milk being converted into a 500g Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese in approximately 40 minutes. Cookery demonstrations with The Creamery’s Head Chef creating dishes incorporating its award-winning cheese will also feature on the program of Easter activity.

The new Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich menu in The Creamery’s 1897 Coffee Shop is just one of the exciting menu developments, which bring local, seasonal and on-trend food to life, with the signature Creamery twist using its cheese. In Calvert’s Restaurant, visitors can indulge in a three course Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese special, just one of the many home-made cheese-inspired dishes.

Along with hands-on games and activities, the interactive Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience will provide a fun day out for the family this Easter.

Hosting an ongoing exhibition of the award-winning local pastel artist, Lucy Pittaway, the 1897 Coffee Shop is where visitors can enjoy her artwork, celebrating the beauty of God’s Own County, including a print of her 2017 Tour de Yorkshire commission.  Whilst taking in the spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales which form the backdrop to the location, they can relax with home-made light bites and coffees made and served with Wensleydale milk.

Showcasing the best of Yorkshire food and drink, the ‘new look’ Visitor Centre Gift & Cheese Shop, is not to be missed. Featuring over 30 craft beers and gins, chutneys, cakes and accompaniments, plus new gifting ranges, and the opportunity to taste over 20 varieties of handcrafted cheese – there is so much to discover.

David Hartley, Managing Director of The Wensleydale Creamery, explains: “Our new cheese tasting workshops are an exciting addition to the Visitor Centre, allowing visitors to discover our wide range of cheeses, with an insight into how different varieties are handcrafted and why they develop their own unique flavours and textures.

“We’re really proud of the developments that we have made to our Visitor Centre, from our new food and drink menus, to the ‘new look’ Gift & Cheese shop and interactive Cheese-making Viewing Gallery.  It really does represent a true taste of Yorkshire, and a great day out this Easter too!”

Pre-booking is essential for the cheese tasting workshops – contact The Wensleydale Creamery on 01969 667664.

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