It’s here again, our favourite day of the year (and that includes Christmas!). It’s Yorkshire Day! Our beautiful County is celebrated all over the world on August 1st, which makes us even more proud to be from God’s Own Country!
This year to celebrate, we’re joining in the Yorkshire Day celebrations in Ripon. Wednesday starts off with a parade which sets off from Ripon Spa Hotel at 10am, with nearly 200 mayors and dignitaries taking part. From 10am we will be set up in the marketplace selling and sampling Yorkshire’s Own Cheddar! Our brand new cheese!
All about Yorkshire Cheddar: we have just launched our new award-winning Yorkshire Cheddar, produced using our local milk, typically aged for 15 months to create proper strength and character. Yorkshire Cheddar won Grand Supreme Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show also, Best Cheddar 2018. July International Cheese Awards Yorkshire Cheddar also won Silver. Yorkshire’s Own Cheddar can be purchased in regional stores including Morrisons, Tesco, Asda and Independent Retailers. We also sell this award-wining Cheddar in our famous cheese shop and online here.
Proud to be from Yorkshire!
Set in Hawes, a beautiful market town in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is The Wensleydale Creamery, home of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and our fantastic Visitor Centre.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is an upland area of the Pennines in Northern England, in the historic county of Yorkshire, known for its outstanding beauty and stunning scenery with many tourist attractions! Wensleydale Creamery and Visitor Centre is a popular place to visit set in the unique market town of Hawes. Wensleydale Creamery is a huge supporter of the community, buying milk from local farmers and employing generations of families, many of whom have been employed by the creamery as cheese-makers, and also independent businesses and tradesmen, providing 230 jobs at Hawes and Kirkby Malzeard site.
The Great Yorkshire Show takes place in Harrogate annually, attracting crowds of around 135,000 over three days. It’s a fantastic event celebrating farming, food & all things countryside. In addition to having a stand at the show, where we sample and sell our range of handcrafted cheeses, butter and Yorkshire Yogurt, we are also proud sponsors of the Cheese & Dairy Show. It’s a showcase of nearly 800 entries including, cheese, milk, yogurt, butter and ice cream, which are judged by cheese & dairy industry experts at the show – it’s not just an event but also an experience.
We have been partners with Yorkshire County Cricket Club for a number of years, This year you will see our Wensleydale Creamery branding displayed across the wicket covers, protecting the wicket at the iconic Headingley ground. This relationship between two iconic Yorkshire brands with significant Yorkshire heritage & quality values works really well, and is one we enjoy wholeheartedly! Look out for us at key Yorkshire matches, as well as international matches at Headingley.
The Wensleydale Creamery is a proud member of and works closely with Welcome to Yorkshire; an organisation that inspires visitors from all over the world to visit our incredible county. In 2018, we partnered with WTY to help create the stunning ‘Welcome to Yorkshire Garden’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, winning Gold award, Best Construction award and the BBC’s Peoples Choice Award.
Yorkshire is ‘Home’!
Wensleydale Creamery, home of Yorkshire Wensleydale and Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries cheese. Our Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre offers an exciting day out for a large range of people (especially the children in the busy summer holidays.) An opportunity to watch our highly skilled cheese-makers handicraft our tasty cheeses.
We host daily cheese-making and butter-making demonstrations which give you a real insight into our cheese-making process.
We offer a real Taste of Yorkshire at our Visitor Centre at our Calvert’s Restaurant. Round off a visit by enjoying home-made dishes inspired by the use of our cheese and other locally sourced produce. If you’re looking for a lighter bite we also have 1897 Coffee Shop, of course, using our milk from local dairy farmers in the heart of the Dales.
Our hand-crafted cheeses are all available to try in our Cheese Shop also, offering a wide range of accompaniments including fruitcake, artisan oils crackers and chutneys. Our Gift Shop offers many different unique gifts and hampers now offering our New Home-made Artisan Fudge (made with Yorkshire Butter, of course!) available in many different flavours.
Our Yorkshire Produce
At Easter 2018 we also launched Yorkshire Brie gorgeous mouth-watering white mould ripened Brie. Winning Gold at The Great Yorkshire Show with best newly launched cheese.
We’re also very proud to produce our own Yorkshire Butter which is made from Yorkshire Milk. At the International Cheese Awards at Nantwich our Yorkshire Butter won Bronze.
Our award-winning Yorkshire Yogurt is naturally thick and creamy, made with Yorkshire milk and nothing else added except for an indulgent fruity layer. Our range of four flavours won Gold at The Great Yorkshire Cheese and Dairy Show and The International Cheese Awards.
Yorkshire Wensleydale is protected with European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). Other cheese-makers in the UK and around the world can and still do today, make Wensleydale cheese, but only Yorkshire Wensleydale is made here in Wensleydale! Look out for the words ‘Yorkshire Wensleydale’ when you’re buying your cheese, to be sure you’re buying an authentic product.