The origin of the sandwich can be traced back to the 18th Century. John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, was a prolific gambler and legend has it he would ask his valet to bring him meat between two slices of bread as a meal, in order that he didn’t need to leave the gaming table.
As time went on, his companions began to ask for “the same as Sandwich” – and so the sandwich was born!
In the present day, the sandwich is a highly popular snack or light meal. In fact, in the UK we consumer 11.5 billion per year!
It can be easy to opt for the same fillings time after time; trusty egg mayo, ham, cheddar cheese. But why settle for the ordinary?
Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese is creamy, crumbly and full of flavour. It is the perfect addition to a sandwich, married with salad, meat, chutney – even jam!
In our 1897 Coffee Shop at our Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre you will find a whole host of delicious, home-made and freshly prepared sandwiches on offer every single day. And if you’re at home, why not check out our Sandwich Heaven recipes to give you some inspiration?
Celebrate this British Sandwich Week in style, and enjoy our cheese with a true pedigree – “the same as Sandwich”.