This year, the Dales Festival of Food & Drink is moving back to Leyburn Market Place, and is a free to attend event. Showcasing the best of food and drink from the local area, there is a full schedule of demonstrations, activities and performances from local bands too. The festival takes place 18th and 19th June, and we are delighted to be headline sponsors. We’ll also have a stand at the event, where we will be sampling our range of award-winning handcrafted cheeses, with products available to purchase too. ... Read More
Gwen is our head chef and is responsible for ensuring that the wide range of food served daily in our popular Visitor Centre Calvert’s Restaurant and 1897 Coffee Shop is of outstanding quality, being home-made, and locally sourced, and of course great value, all of which Gwen has a great passion for. Our Visitor Centre food offer is unique, being is inspired by the use of our range of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese milk & butter; Gwen and her team champion this and have developed a fantastic range of dishes and... Read More
It might not feel too Spring-like with some snow still visible on the hill tops, but there are snowdrops and a few daffodils tentatively poking their little heads up out of the ground, and the odd spell of sunshine! Here at The Wensleydale Creamery, we are ready for Spring. We’ve been busy working on some exciting new projects to share with you ….. Firstly, we have a new Brymor ice cream offering! A range of delicious ice cream cones are available in our Visitor Centre Gift Shop, as well as... Read More
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
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
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
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, makers of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, has added a festive touch to its packaging for the key Christmas sales period.
The Wensleydale Creamery is celebrating further recognition this week as it picked up two reputable food awards.