2015 marked the 20th anniversary of The Wensleydale Creamery inventing Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries cheese. It is an iconic pairing which has since been copied by many others across the country, paving the way for many other creative blends of cheese that grow more adventurous as time goes on. A little known fact is that Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries cheese is one of our biggest selling products. It accounts for around a quarter of our business each year, and has become a firm favourite both here in the UK and... Read More
It is estimated that 40% of food here in the UK is imported. This includes items such as New Zealand lamb and Danish bacon, and imports are often a hot topic in the news. It seems that many British consumers are now making a move towards supporting British producers, and we’ve seen many campaigns recently demanding fairer deals, for British produce to be stocked in supermarkets, and more recently for wonky vegetables to be accepted! With the launch of the Great British Food campaign, run by Defra and headed by... Read More
Be sure to look out for Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese to ensure that it has been handcrafted in Wensleydale. The quality & authenticity Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese is recognised with European protected food name status in the form of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status. Only Yorkshire Wensleydale is handcrafted at the Wensleydale Creamery in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales to a time-honoured recipe, using milk from local farms. Other cheese-makers around the UK, notably outside of the designated Wensleydale area, can, and still do produce a lot of Wensleydale cheese. However,... Read More
Cheeseboards are a wonderful thing – the perfect treat at the end of a long day, a fantastic light lunch or indulgent snack, and a delicious way to round off a meal. There are many ways to serve your cheeseboard, and it can be as humble or as grandiose as you like! Here are our suggestions for the perfect cheeseboard, guaranteed to hit the spot. Always store your cheese wrapped, in an airtight container in the fridge, away from other strong smelling foods. This will ensure that your cheese keeps... Read More
London, 2nd December 2015: The Chelsea Pensioners enjoyed a taste of North Yorkshire as Wensleydale Creamery cheese was at the centre of the annual Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses. The Wensleydale Creamery kindly donated over 5kg of their handcrafted cheese, including Wensleydale Blue, Yorkshire Wensleydale, and Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries, for the Chelsea Pensioners to enjoy over the festive season. Dating back over 300 years, the Centuries-old tradition began in 1692 when the Royal Hospital asked a local cheesemonger to provide the Pensioners with cheese as a tasty Christmas treat. Cheesemakers across the country... Read More
As the festive season approaches, one custom that is set to entice the taste buds of the nation is fruit cake and Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese – an increasingly popular Christmas pairing, which sits proudly amongst the long-standing traditions of God’s Own County. The pairing of fruit cake and Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese dates back to at least the 19th century, and the Creamery proudly champions the flavoursome match of its creamy Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese with the rich sweetness of fruit cake. The combination has won many plaudits from Yorkshire Greats as... Read More
The Wensleydale Creamery, home of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, welcomed the Rt. Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on Friday 23rd October, to see the art of cheese-making in the Yorkshire Dales and sample our range of award-winning cheeses, butter and yogurt. The ministerial visit highlighted the important economic contribution of rural food producers and announced the expansion Yorkshire Dales National Park by 24%. The visit came at a significant milestone for us as we near completion of a major £5 million... Read More
The Wensleydale Creamery's Managing Director, David Hartley, will today be attending the Great British Food launch in London, where he will become one of the project's Food Pioneers.
The Wensleydale Creamery welcomed HRH The Prince of Wales on a visit to see the art of traditional cheese-making in the Yorkshire Dales and sample its range of award-winning cheeses.
HRH The Prince of Wales sees the art of cheese bandaging (wrapping the cheese in cloth) part of the handcrafted process for producing the award winning Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese.