Tag

Wensleydale

17/03/2016
,

Easter at The Wensleydale Creamery

With the Easter holidays fast approaching, we’ve got some exciting activities in the pipeline to share with you! Cheese-making demonstrations We will be running cheese-making demonstrations at various times each day during the holidays. This is a wonderful experience, watching one of our cheese experts turn a gallon of milk into a pound of cheese before your eyes, in around 45 minutes! Please contact us for times and availability. Booking essential. Tickets £1 per person (in addition to Museum & Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience admission).   New cookery demonstrations New for this Easter,... Read More

09/01/2016
, ,

Yorkshire is open for business!

Recent weather and severe flooding have been widely reported in the news in the last few weeks, with many homes and businesses falling victim to terrible damage. Whilst flooding has been widespread, much of Yorkshire is still operating as usual and businesses are accessible, open and looking forward to seeing you! The Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre is one of those lucky businesses. The roads to Hawes are clear, with diversions in place for any roads that have been damaged or have standing water. We have ample parking and a warm,... Read More

24/12/2015
,

Winter Warmer – a Festive Treat

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

11/12/2015
, ,

Look out for Yorkshire Wensleydale

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

09/12/2015
,

Creating the Perfect Cheeseboard

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

09/12/2015
,

Christmas Shopping with the Askrigg Handbell Ringers

Our annual Christmas Shopping Evenings are a popular event, with people joining us to take advantage of our 20% discount* and free tasty mince pies and mulled wine. It is an opportunity to stock up on cheese for Christmas, find unique gifts for loved ones, and to create stunning bespoke hampers that our team lovingly hand wrap in our gift shop for you. And this year we will be joined by the fantastic Askrigg Handbell Ringers, who will be treating us all to a live performance, adding to the festive... Read More

03/12/2015
,

Chelsea Pensioners enjoy Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese

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

01/12/2015

Fruit Cake & Cheese: A Festive Favourite for Yorkshire Folk

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

29/11/2015

Wensleydale Blue scoops Super Gold

It’s been a very exciting few days for us here at The Wensleydale Creamery; Thursday 26th November saw the prestigious World Cheese Awards, organised by The Guild of Fine Food, and held at the BBC Good Food Show. Weeks of hard work and preparation went into our entries for these awards – from our farmers lovingly tending their cows to produce the very best Wensleydale milk, to our skilled cheese-makers who handcraft our cheeses to a time-honoured recipe using generations of knowledge and expertise, to our highly acclaimed cheese grader... Read More

24/11/2015

Secretary of State visits Food Pioneers, The Wensleydale Creamery

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