The Wensleydale Creamery is to welcome HRH The Prince of Wales on Thursday 10th September on a visit to see the art of cheese making in the Yorkshire Dales and sample its range of award-winning cheeses.
The visit marks a significant milestone for cheese making at Hawes, with the Creamery who gained European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for its internationally renowned Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, nearing completion of a major £5 million investment in its Creamery development.
David Hartley, Managing Director of the Wensleydale Creamery, will show HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association, around the new Creamery, where he will see first-hand, Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese being hand-crafted and also taste the range of cheese produced.
David said: “With a heritage that spans centuries and family roots that are firmly set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, we’re extremely proud to be where we are today and we’re thrilled to be welcoming HRH The Prince of Wales on his visit to the Wensleydale Creamery.”
Yorkshire Wensleydale is now sold all over the world and the Creamery proudly sources milk from over 40 local family farms, to help ensure the quality and authenticity of its Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, contributing more than £10 million to the local Dales economy.
The Wensleydale Creamery uses traditional methods to handcraft cheese to time-honoured recipes. In addition to its range of artisan, handcrafted cheeses, the Wensleydale Creamery’s portfolio also includes Dales Butter and the recently launched range of Yorkshire Yogurt; a premium, naturally thick and creamy yogurt with a fruit layer, made using Yorkshire milk.