The White Rose Awards 2019

We’re celebrating after taking second place for the Taste of England Award and being shortlisted in the Large Visitor Attraction category.

The White Rose Awards took place on Monday 25th November at the First Direct Arena, Leeds and was attended by the cream of the crop of Yorkshire tourism businesses. This year’s event was the biggest and best yet with more awards up for grabs than ever before.

We were honoured to feature alongside such prestigious venues, The Star Inn at Harome and The Pheasant Hotel, Harome in the Taste of England category, which recognises businesses within the tourism industry that offer food, beverage and service innovation and excellence, making a significant contribution to the visitor economy

The nomination is a great example of how we’re raising the bar with Calvert’s Restaurant, which forms part of its hugely popular Visitor Centre, where our menu champions our handcrafted cheeses, butter and milk as well as other locally sourced produce, with all food being home-made.

Our Visitor Centre which attracts 350,000 visitors a year, was shortlisted with a group of some of Yorkshire’s finest and very large attractions, recognising the continued investment and development of our offer, most recently with our new Demonstration Room within its Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience.

David Hartley, Managing Director at Wensleydale Creamery, said: “To be shortlisted at these awards and recognised for a Taste of England Award is an outstanding achievement for our business.

Trish Cannon, Visitor Centre Director added:

“We are delighted to have been nominated against such prestigious and well-respected restaurants. Taking home, the silver award reflects and rewards the efforts of our team and is testament to their continued commitment, innovation and passion, in ensuring our Visitor Centre and Calvert’s restaurant is always serving a range of great quality dishes, that showcase the fresh produce that we are very proud to produce on-site.”

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