Yorkshire Puddings are a British icon – something enjoyed with the Sunday roast by families across the nation. The origin of this delicacy can be traced back at least as far as 1737 (then known as a “dripping pudding”) when cooks would serve the pudding with a thick sauce or gravy ahead of the main roast dinner, in an effort to stem the appetite; meat was a very expensive commodity. As the years have gone by, love for the Yorkshire Pudding has grown, and one of its most famous fans... Read More
The Creamery is looking for more farmers to expand its milk producer group. The Wensleydale Creamery, the famous Yorkshire Dales cheese-maker, has celebrated the 20th anniversary of the formation of its dedicated Milk Producer Group. The Creamery at Hawes, in Wensleydale is now sourcing milk from over 40 local farms, contributing more than £12million to the local economy through milk payments, wages and purchases. A modern success story, The Wensleydale Creamery is going from strength to strength as it looks forward to a strong start to 2017, following a £5million... Read More
The Wensleydale Creamery, the famous cheese-makers based in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is the only place to be this December, as it pulls out all the stops to create a magical festive season at its Visitor Centre in the market town of Hawes. Visitors heading to The Wensleydale Creamery, can enjoy a ‘Festive Taste of Yorkshire’, with exclusive Christmas shopping, including build-your-own hampers, plus fantastic home-made, seasonal food and drink served in Calvert’s Restaurant and the 1897 Coffee Shop. The Creamery’s popular Christmas shopping evenings will be held... Read More
We were delighted to be shortlisted in this year’s Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards, in the Large Visitor Attraction category. The list of finalists comprised some amazing businesses, and the competition was fierce! Feedback from the judges included: Excellent cheese-making demonstrations Friendly, bright and efficient staff Enticing home-made food A modern, bright and spacious building Well stocked shop aimed at all ages, with lots of local produce Excellent car parking On the night of the awards our team enjoyed a fantastic event, with delicious food and great entertainment.... Read More
Today is one of the most special, the most wonderful days of the year. Whether it’s sunny, cloudy, snowy even (!) – you won’t find a better day! Today we celebrate God’s Own County – Yorkshire. Legendary for its stunning landscape, including coast and countryside, sporting heroes, flat caps, and amazing food, including of course Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, we explore ways in which The Wensleydale Creamery and Visitor Centre is connected to this incredible county. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is the home of The Wensleydale Creamery. Set in the... Read More
We’re looking forward to the Summer here at The Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre – we’ve got lots going on! We will be running cookery demonstrations during the Summer in our Museum. Our Head Chef will show you how to create some of the mouth-watering dishes found on our menu in Calvert’s Restaurant and the 1897 Coffee Shop, which feature our award-winning cheese. And of course, you’ll be able to taste the finished dish too! Please contact us for days and times. Phase one of our ‘Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience’ is open... Read More
We’re looking forward to bank holiday weekend and Summer Half Term here at The Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre – we’ve got lots going on! You will find a selection of our local suppliers sampling their fantastic food & drink in our Cheese & Gift Shop over the following dates: Sunday 29th May – Rosebud Preserves Monday 30th May – Raydale Preserves Tuesday 31st May – Masons Gin Wednesday 1st June – Yorkshire Dales Brewery Be sure to check out these incredible products, all of which can be found here at... Read More
We will be celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday in style here at our Visitor Centre, with a special menu available in Calvert’s Restaurant. A Yorkshire Cream Tea complete with Pimm’s, home-made and locally sourced treats, and of course our handcrafted Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese; it’s not to be missed! Please ensure to book to avoid disappointment, minimum of two guests. View the menu here.