Our 17th May Re-opening Plans

We’re delighted to announce the next phase of opening at our award-winning Visitor Centre from 17th May. With our Cheese Shop, Gift Shop and Coffee Shop Garden already open, we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors back to our Calvert’s Restaurant and Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience with Cheese-making Viewing Gallery. Visitors can once again indulge in Calvert’s restaurant and sample our delicious *new menu* which champions our award-winning artisan cheese range and fantastic local produce. Enjoy our two-course summer special offer for just £17 and enjoy signature classic dishes with a... Read More


April 12th Re-opening Information

We’re excited to announce that our Cheese Shop, Gift Shop and Coffee Shop Garden to serve food & drink outdoors, and to take away, are now open, in line with Government guidelines.  We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to our Visitor Centre. We have developed a delicious new menu championing our award-winning, artisan cheese and fantastic local produce for you to enjoy in our garden, where you can soak up the stunning panoramic views of Wensleydale. See our new menu here! Here are some of the measures we are... Read More


We’ve been shortlisted for a Farm Shop & Deli Award!

The Wensleydale Creamery has been recognised for how quickly the company adapted to the unforeseen circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and for going above and beyond to keep the dairy industry going and supporting the local, rural economy. The awards, which will take place via a live announcement on Monday 5th July, will celebrate specialist retailers from across the UK in recognition for their courageous commitment shown to their customers, community, staff and suppliers over the past year. When it’s Visitor Centre, which ordinarily attracts 350,000 visitors every year,... Read More


Serve The Most Perfect Cheeseboard This Christmas

Cheeseboards are a wonderful thing – the perfect treat at the end of a long day, a fantastic light lunch, snack or supper, and of course, a delicious way to round off a meal. Here are our suggestions for how to serve the perfect cheeseboard this festive season. Storage Always store your cheese wrapped, in an airtight container in the fridge, away from other strong-smelling foods. This will ensure that your cheese keeps its true flavour and prevent it from drying out. Room Temperature We recommend removing your cheese from... Read More


Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese is the secret ingredient set to be the “Icing” on the (Fruit) Cake this Christmas!

We proudly champion the flavoursome pairing of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese & Fruit Cake, it’s a delight loved and enjoyed by many all year round, but most cherished at Christmas time. We know that as the festive season fast approaches, this food pairing is set to excite the taste buds of the nation and get everyone talking! 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. As we talk about this fantastic food... Read More


Christmas 2020 Order Update

This has been no ordinary year, and it’s no ordinary Christmas. Several of our most popular products have sold out, Christmas delivery slots have been snapped up and our team have been working night and day to ensure you have the best Wensleydale Christmas Ever. Our small, local food producers have been feeling the pressure too! Due to the handcrafted nature of many of our products, we simply cannot increase the speed with which they are made and packed to meet the overwhelming demand. Unfortunately, we have now stopped taking... Read More


Caring for Your Hand-made Oak Cheeseboards

“Simply Stuart Clarkson” was born out of a passion for design, the Yorkshire Dales and its stunning landscape. Stuart’s creative spirit and design background has inspired this collection of handmade, handcrafted products, gifts and homeware. Every piece in his collection is hand finished at his workshop in the Yorkshire Dales, making a unique and special gift. Care Instructions Wood is a natural and beautiful product, every piece cut and hand finished will have its own unique grain pattern and tone of colour. Here are a few simple guidelines which will allow you to... Read More


Silver Awards From ‘Welcome To Yorkshire’!

On Monday 23rd November, the team at Welcome to Yorkshire held the 2020 White Rose Awards, virtually. It was a far cry from the glitzy, star-studded event that we’re used to but equally as fantastic as we tuned in from the comfort of our own homes. We were thrilled to be nominated as finalists in the ‘Taste of Yorkshire, Casual Dining’ & ‘Large Visitor Centre’ categories. Those who are aware of the White Rose Awards are aware that to be shortlisted is an accolade in itself. After a lot of... Read More


Christmas Lunch & Shopping – All Under One Roof

To say we’re happy to be opening our doors 3rd December is an understatement! We’ve been working really hard to ensure that when you visit us from December 3rd, you can do so in a way that is safe for you and our staff. Excitedly, we have packed our Cheese Shop full of handcrafted, artisan cheese from our Creamery just across the way and cheese from fantastic local cheesemakers too. You’ll also find our Limited Edition Festive Flavours including the ever-popular Mince Pie Yorkshire Wensleydale….and our waxed character Santa’s and... Read More


Meet The Maker – The Home Farmer

We are renowned for our heritage and provenance, and with that comes our love for local produce and support for other food producers, including our local cheesemakers! We’d like to introduce you to ‘The Home Farmer’, situated in Wensleydale, just a little further down the dale from our Creamery in Hawes. The Home Farmer and their team have been friends of Wensleydale Creamery for a while now – their family farm has been a dedicated milk supplier to our Creamery for many years. Fresh milk from their herd of happy cows... Read More