Hands up who misses strolling around our Cheese Shop? Our much-loved Cheese Shop is a must-see on a visit to our Visitor Centre. The “Pièce de résistance” – the highlight of any visit! You love that feeling as you enter through the glass doors, the cold air hits you in the face – you hurriedly go to sanitise your hands ready for your cheese-tasting experience!
During a visit to our Cheese Shop – you’re able to sample (for free!) over 20 varieties of cheese! Upon entering you’re greeted by our most famous and traditional cheeses. Yorkshire Wensleydale, Special Reserve Yorkshire Wensleydale & Kit Calvert cheeses. You then move on to the Blue cheeses (you are able to jump the line if you don’t fancy a particular type!) – moving on to traditional territorial cheeses, Cheddars, Red Leicesters and Gloucesters – note we’ve added a Yorkshire twist. Our Yorkshire Cheddar, Yorkshire Red & Double Yorkshire’s are a MUST try!
You’ll notice that the shelves around you are adorned with delightful jams, pickles, crackers and oatcakes all from small local food producers. You’ll come across rich and creamy Yorkshire Butter, locally sourced Chorizo and Salamis, gorgeous smelling fruit cakes from the local bakery in Hawes and jars and jars of chutney!
Turning the corner – you’ll land at the blended cheese! We’re famous for our innovative flavours and fruity blended cheese and here, you can try them all! You’ll start with the sweeter flavours before hitting the caramelised onion, balsamic onions and garlic flavours! If you land on a lucky day – you’ll be able to sample our Limited Edition flavours and give us feedback on the tasting notes!
Beware – the last sample on the menu is our Hot & Spicy cheddar, the last on the list will leave you with a tingling feeling on your tongue for the rest of the day!
We do hope we can open the doors to our Visitor Centre & Cheese Shop again soon! Stay safe everybody!