The Wensleydale Creamery, the famous cheese-maker set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, has announced the launch of Buttertubs; a new buttery, creamy-textured cheese, full of flavour with citrus, lemony notes.

Named after the iconic Yorkshire Dales landmark, ‘The Buttertubs’; a group of fluted limestone potholes, on the Buttertubs Pass, just five miles from The Wensleydale Creamery, Buttertubs cheese is handcrafted at The Wensleydale Creamery using milk from local farms. Using the skill of its cheese-makers, great care has been taken to achieve the buttery, creamy texture and flavour of the cheese.

Buttertubs will launch at The Great Yorkshire Show this week on The Wensleydale Creamery stand in the Food Hall. The new packaging proudly displays The Wensleydale Creamery’s branding and scenery along with the Union Jack – in line with its wider portfolio of award-winning dairy products which highlights The Creamery’s British credentials.

David Hartley, Managing Director at The Wensleydale Creamery, said: “A modern day British cheese, Buttertubs’ creamy and buttery texture is complemented by a unique flavour, with citrus, lemony notes, making it a delicious and versatile cheese, which we know our customers will love.

“We’re passionate about our Yorkshire credentials and heritage, and pride ourselves on using milk from local farms to handcraft our cheeses. The Buttertubs Pass has significant historical relevance, being so local to us and many of our supplying farmers, and so we’re delighted to add this product to our award-winning portfolio of Yorkshire products.”

“In fact, Buttertubs is already award-winning, securing Gold at the recent British Cheese Awards!”

The Buttertubs are situated on the Buttertubs Pass, a high road in the Yorkshire Dales. It is a well-known route for cyclists; featuring as a ‘King of the Mountain’ climb in Le Tour de France Grand Depart 2014. The name ’Buttertubs’, is derived from when cheese and butter were stored in the potholes to keep them cool, as farmers rested on their way to market, in days gone by.


  • Graham bracewell

    I would love to try the buttercups cheese but have never seen it at the factory shop and I come up quite often but I would love to try it.

  • kenneth andrews

    Good morning,
    First congratulations, When is Butter Tubs available and what is the price and size.

  • Geoff Sanderson

    I want to send some Buttertubs cheese to my daughter, who now lives in Leicester. When will I be able to buy some online?

    • Wensleydale Creamery

      Hi Geoff, we hope to have this available online within the next couple of weeks!

  • Mrs Olwyn Llewellyn

    Your Buttertubs sound great. I wonder if these will feature in your Christmas Hamper range.. Look forward to your Christmas literature. Olwyn

  • Jonathan grisdale

    No surprises there. Beautiful cheese. Representative of the passion that kept cheese-making alive at the creamery a good 25 years ago.

    I remember huddled, whispered conversations in Longridge pubs.

    Nice work, more power too ya!