The Wensleydale Creamery served up the finest Yorkshire game this weekend (7 March 2015), as it played host to the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation’s (NGO) End of Season Dinner and Dance which raised over £3,000 for the NGO and the Great North Air Ambulance.
The Wensleydale Creamery and L&A Dent Game Dealers proudly sponsored the inaugural event in Calvert’s Restaurant, which welcomed attendees from the representative body for game keeping. The very best of Yorkshire game, sourced primarily from the moors and valleys of Wensleydale and Swaledale, was showcased over a six-course meal, which included Grouse, Pheasant, Partridge and Wild Duck, and was rounded off with a Traditional Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheeseboard.
David Hartley, Managing Director at The Wensleydale Creamery, explained: “We were thrilled to welcome members of the NGO’s moorland branch to our very own Calvert’s Restaurant for a fantastic evening of food and entertainment.
“The Wensleydale Creamery is proud of its Yorkshire heritage, spanning centuries, and is dedicated to keeping things local and using milk from local family run farms. We’re pleased to be championing the abundance of game also hailing from the Yorkshire Dales moorland and highlighting the importance of keepering and moorland management to the rural community.”
Sarah Read, Northern Development Officer, at the NGO, said: “Our End of Season Dinner and Dance was a huge success and we had a wonderful evening celebrating the very best of Yorkshire game. Many thanks to The Wensleydale Creamery and to L&A Dent Game Dealers for sponsoring the event.”
Courses included ‘wild duck, grouse, pheasant and partridge terrine with homemade piccalilli and rye bread’ and ‘pheasant, grouse and partridge encased in a mushroom duxelle and wild duck liver pate, wrapped in a crisp puff pastry with a rich game stock’.