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Our Cheese




Our range of artisan cheeses are handcrafted by a team of devoted master cheesemakers to time-honoured recipes, using milk from local farms.  We’re innovative with the development of new cheese recipes too, being specialist blenders of cheese with ingredients.


From Yorkshire Wensleydale, to Wensleydale Blue, and Naturally Oak Smoked, to Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries, our cheeses are aged and matured under the watchful eye of our specialist Cheese Grader.

Yorkshire

Wensleydale

Cheese (PGI)


Yorkshire Wensleydale is our iconic, creamy, crumbly classic, and is protected with European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status. It is the only Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese that is actually made in the defined geographical location of Wensleydale.

With a history dating back to 1150, we proudly continue the art of handcrafting Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, using our own cheese-making starter cultures, and milk from local farms.  Together with the skill of our master cheese-makers, which have been passed down through generations, the result is a Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese with a unique taste and flavour & distinctive crumbly texture that cannot be matched.

Blended

Cheese

 

We are the home of the iconic creamy, crumbly classic that is Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese, which is the perfect cheese to carry other exceptional flavours. 

As specialist cheese blenders, we’re innovative with the development of new cheese recipes & know how to match the perfect ingredients.

Our blended cheese range is carefully combined with the finest ingredients, and using our expertise we can beautifully enrobe miniature cheese truckles in colourful wax.

 


Yorkshire

Wensleydale

& Cranberries

Cheese

 

Our creamy, crumbly & full of flavour Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese is carefully combined with the delicate fruity succulence of pure, sweet cranberries.

Much-loved and described as sweet & fruity, we were the first to launch the Original Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries Cheese in 1996, which has now become one of our best sellers.

 

Kit Calvert

Old-Style

Wensleydale

Cheese 

 

 

A lovingly handcrafted old-style Wensleydale cheese with a buttery, and especially creamy texture, emulating a cheese recipe used by farmers’ wives in their farmhouses & dairies around the turn of the century & throughout Kit Calvert’s era.

Named in celebration and honour of Kit Calvert MBE, the legendary Yorkshire businessman, who helped save the Wensleydale Creamery from closure in the 1930s. The cheese is handcrafted using local milk and our unique cheese-making starter cultures and bound in cloth, before being naturally aged and matured for around 16 weeks on open shelves in an atmospherically controlled cheese store, under the watchful eye of our specialist Cheese Grader.

 
 

During this maturation period the outer surface of the cheese forms a natural rind, whilst the buttery, creamy, complex rounded flavour and texture of the cheese continues to develop.   The earthy notes of the rind of the finished cheese lead you through to the creamy, buttery body of the cheese with a complex milky flavour with citrusy notes and a lemony back flavour.

 
 
 

Wensleydale

Blue 

 

A true delicacy; inside the natural rind of the cheese, a close textured, creamy blue cheese with a delicate mellow, yet full flavour, which is notably not strong or harsh is revealed.

Steeped in heritage & provenance, Wensleydale Blue represents the original Wensleydale cheese that was made by the Cistercian monks when they first settled in the Dale in 1150. Due to the conditions under which it was made and stored, the cheese would have naturally ‘blued’. 

We handcraft our award-winning Wensleydale Blue to a traditional recipe using milk from local farms, and our own  cheese-making starter cultures, to guarantee is quality & authenticity.

Naturally

Oak Smoked

Cheese

 

We naturally smoke cheese over oak chips in our on-site smoke-house. The rind of the cheese adopts a golden beech colour, whilst the natural smoke flavour permeates the body of the cheese.

During this maturation period the outer surface of the cheese forms a natural rind, whilst the buttery, creamy, complex rounded flavour and texture of the cheese continues to develop. The earthy notes of the rind of the finished cheese lead you through to the creamy, buttery body of the cheese with a complex milky flavour with citrusy notes and a lemony back flavour.
 

Fountains Gold 

 

 

Named after an iconic Yorkshire landmark, Fountains Abbey, our popular Fountains Gold Cheddar is handcrafted and carefully matured at our Creamery using milk from local farms and our unique cheese-making starter cultures.

It’s rich, mellow and buttery in flavour, with a golden appearance and a smooth, creamy texture. 

We use this fantastic cheese to blend with the ingredients such as Black Sheep Ale and caramelised onions.

 
 
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