World Cheese Awards Success

We’re delighted to share that our beloved Kit Calvert Old-Style Wensleydale Cheese was awarded a prestigious Silver Medal at the 2023/4 World Cheese Awards!

This year’s Awards took place in Trondheim, Norway, and brought together cheesemakers, retailers, buyers and food commentators from across the world to judge over 4,000 cheeses from 40 countries, so to achieve a Silver Medal is a seriously great result!

Loved far and wide, our Kit Calvert Old-Style Wensleydale Cheese is named in celebration and honour of Kit Calvert MBE, the legendary Yorkshire businessman who helped save the Wensleydale Creamery from closure in the 1930s. 

Handcrafted by our talented team of cheesemakers using local milk here at the Wensleydale Creamery, its buttery, creamy texture is reminiscent of the cheese created by farmers wives in their homes around the turn of the century and throughout Kit Calvert’s era.

Loved far and wide, our Kit Calvert Old-Style Wensleydale Cheese is named in celebration and honour of Kit Calvert MBE

Created using less starter culture that our typical bright, creamy, crumbly textured Yorkshire Wensleydale, means that the cheese-making process is slowed right down, taking almost twice as long to create, but resulting in a softer and creamier textured cheese.

Bound in muslin, before being naturally matured for around 16 weeks on open shelves in an atmospherically controlled cheese store, our Kit Calvert matures under the watchful eye of the Creamery’s specialist Cheese Graders and during this time the outer surface forms a natural rind and complex rounded flavour.

Great paired with….

Delicious served with Red Onion Chutney with Port or an apple chutney, Kit Calvert also pairs perfectly with a fine port or a full-bodied red wine like Rioja.

Visit us and try it for yourself…

Did you know that Kit Calvert Old-Style Wensleydale is served in a number of dishes on our menus in Calvert’s and out 1897 Coffee Shop here at the Creamery.  Enjoy our Deep-Fried Panko Breadcrumb Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries and Kit Calvert Old-Style Wensleydale Cheese Balls or Wensleydale Mac n Five Cheese or as part of the Wensleydale Cheese Bar Menu paired with half a bulb of The Garlic Farm sweet-syrupy flavoured Black Garlic.

You can also try before you buy in our Cheese & Gift Shop and in our ‘Taste of Yorkshire’ Tasting Room as part of the Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience.

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