Digital Days Out Thursday 9th April: Cheese Pairings with Friends of Wensleydale
At Wensleydale Creamery we take cheese seriously and understand a great accompaniment can elevate any cheese-tasting experience! Whether you’re hosting a cheese and wine night or treating yourself to some well-deserved ‘me time’ – we thought we’d introduce you to some of our ‘Friends’ – small business and local food producers that we stock in our online deli, and show you how our cheese pairs perfectly with their products!
Yorkshire Chorizo is made here in Yorkshire using their own recipes and the best of British pork. Their recipes follow the traditional Spanish way of making chorizo with distinctive smokiness and deep in colour from dried smoked red peppers. We enjoy their Garlic and Herb Chorizo pairs with Yorkshire Creamery’s Extra Mature Yorkshire Cheddar for the perfect arrangement that’s full of flavour.
Grandma Wild’s recipes have been passed down for fourth generations for over 100 years. Those same recipes and Yorkshire traditions are still being made by the same family today with their biscuits gaining award-winning status. What once ran as a small bakery in West Yorkshire now has a range of both Sweet and Savoury Biscuits as well as Gift Sets and Tins. Grandma Wild’s range of cheese biscuits are delicious with a lashing of Cottage Delight’s pâté. Try Grandma Wild’s Oaty Biscuits for Cheese Mature Cheddar with Cottage Delights Smoked Pork, Apple & Cider pâté – a side of Yorkshire Red and you’re set for a treat!
Bothams of Whitby
Elizabeth Botham first set up her bakery in the fishing port of Whitby over 150 years ago. Her original bakery and traditions are still proudly run by the fifth generation of her family. Her infamous Lemon Buns, Yorkshire Brack and other baked goods attract customers to the bakery from far and wide. We particularly enjoy their Plum Bread, served with lashings of Yorkshire Butter and topped with Yorkshire Wensleydale.
Raydale Preserves has their Cheese Lover’s Chutney range which includes Wensleydale Cheese Lover’s Caramelised Carrot Chutney which is made to pair perfectly with our Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese. Their range of Jams, Jellies, Chutney’s, Marmalades and more are made in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. We particularly love their Blue Cheese Lover’s Pineapple Chutney – a handmade pineapple chutney which works so well with our Wensleydale Blue but is equally delicious when served with a curry!
Cottage Delight have a passion for quality and taste, and this can be seen in their dedication in using traditional methods to make their selection of perfect pâtés. They’re authentic French artisan pâté includes Pork & Stilton, Smoked Pork, Apple & Cider as well as Smoked Salmon & Dill Pâté. Their strong tasting pâté flavours pair perfectly with mild cheese like Double Yorkshire and Yorkshire Wensleydale!
Mrs Picklepot pickles are our favourites; a delicious Ploughman’s lunch. Try with the Yorkshire Creamery’s Extra Mature Cheddar, Yorkshire Red and Double Yorkshire, Yorkshire Chorizo, The Chilli Jam Mans Yorkshire Wolds Chilli Jam, Cartwright and Butlers Water Biscuits with Sea Salt and Black Pepper alongside some fresh crusty bread. Each batch of Mrs Picklepot’s Pickles is hand-made using traditional recipes and methods. Their range includes both nostalgic products like the classic pickled onions alongside some twists on the traditional flavours such as Pickled Onions with Honey, Sweet Red Chilli and Sweet Apple Cider.