The Wensleydale Creamery, producers of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese has had another successful year at the 2014 Great Yorkshire Cheese & Dairy Show. The Creamery picked up the prestigious Wensleydale Cup for their mature Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, as well as a ‘Best Territorial’ award.
Held on 8th – 10th July in Harrogate, the Great Yorkshire Show is one the North’s leading annual events, attracting over 100,000 visitors during the three day celebration of the region’s agricultural heritage.
The ‘Best Territorial’ award is a celebration of the regional types of cheeses, from Yorkshire Wensleydale to Creamy Lancashire, Wensleydale Creamery’s picked up the award this year with their Traditional Double Gloucester. The Wensleydale Creamery picked up a host of medals across the event for their handcrafted cheeses, beating a competitive field of dairy producers from across the nation.
David Hartley, Managing Director at The Wensleydale Creamery, said: “We’re delighted to have received the Wensleydale Cup and a ‘Best Territorial’ award! Our medal haul of five Gold, four Silver and two Bronze medals topped off a great day at the show.
“We’re passionate and proud of our Yorkshire heritage and it’s a real honour to be recognised with these awards at one of the nation’s premier agricultural shows.”
The Wensleydale Creamery is based in Hawes, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, and prides itself on its PGI protected Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, which is handcrafted to a time-honoured recipe using milk from local family farms to create a cheese which is rich, creamy and full of flavour.