Cheese Festival 2018

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September, we’ll be kicking off our 2018 Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival with a two-day celebration of the Dales rich-cheese making heritage at the Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes. With market stalls, cheese tasting, pairing and grading, cookery demonstrations and much more.

Meet amazing suppliers in our local produce marquee, which will be home to 35 different stallholders with goodies to enjoy on the day and to take home. Stalls range from homemade preserves, crafts, cheese stalls, beer, gin, baked goods and ice-cream – udderly brilliant!

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be stopping by and will give children (and adults, too!) a chance to sit in their helicopter.

There will be a bouncy castle and children’s entertainment, as well as street food stalls and a Prosecco Van!

Enjoy free entry to Cheese Festival 2018, Cookery Demonstrations and browse the stalls and enjoy live music throughout the day.

Order of the day:

Saturday 15th September

Cookery Demonstration Timetable; Watch different types of cheese being prepped and wonderful dishes being created. Local chefs will demonstrate their talents – and you’ll get a taste of the action too!

9.30am – 10.30am

12pm – 1pm

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Cheese Tasting & Pairing Workshops; Learn all about the wonderful world of cheese, local cheese makings and understand different flavours and tastes!

11am – 11.45am

1.30pm – 2.15pm (Please note this workshop will contain alcohol, not suitable for Under 18’s)

3.45pm – 4.30pm (Saturday only)

Cheese Experience Opening Times

10am – 4pm

Buy your tickets here!


Buy a ticket for a Cheese Tasting & Pairing Workshops and get HALF PRICE entry into the Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience with your ticket!


Please note: When you purchase a Cheese Tasting & Pairing Workshop ticket – you need to book your preferred slot here.

Please note: For those who purchase a ticket from this website (even the FREE entry ticket), you will receive complimentary return transport from The Dales Countryside Museum DL8 3NT to Wensleydale Creamery, calling at various points in the town, courtesy of The Little White Bus. Simply show your ticket to the driver and hop on board!

We can’t wait to see you and to celebrate all things CHEESE!


Wensleydale Creamery, DL8 3RN

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