The Wensleydale Creamery, makers of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese, today unveiled the first phase of its new ‘Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience.’
Part of a multi-million pound investment, visitors to the Wensleydale Creamery, based at Hawes in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, can now enjoy a new interactive family experience, which will take visitors on a journey through the art of cheese-making, including the chance to watch Yorkshire Wensleydale being made in the brand new creamery facility.
In development for almost eight months, with the project due for completion in 2016, the first completed areas offer entertainment for the whole family with a host of hands-on games and activities. Children will also be able to have fun driving the children’s milk tanker and learn all about how a cow makes milk.
David Hartley, Managing Director at the Wensleydale Creamery, said: “With a heritage that spans centuries and family roots that are firmly set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, we’re looking forward to welcoming the first visitors into our new Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience.
“The multi-million pound investment in our Creamery and visitor experience marks a significant milestone for cheese-making in the Dales but despite our business growth and international acclaim, the tradition and artisanship of handcrafting Yorkshire Wensleydale is still very much alive today. The Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience will educate families on the timeless techniques we use to handcraft our award-winning cheese with lots of fun along the way.”
Other new additions to the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre this summer include home-made ice cream milkshakes, a sparkling soda range, coffee shop children’s menu and the Wensleydale Creamery’s newest ‘Yorkshire Yogurt’ range.