Days Out: Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes

Wensleydale Creamery supplied picture of Managing Director David Hartley. Picture: Daniel Oxtoby
Wensleydale Creamery supplied picture of Managing Director David Hartley. Picture: Daniel Oxtoby
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Discover the world of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese-making this summer, with an interactive viewing gallery, demonstrations, cheese-tasting, meet the experts and more...

Visitors to The Wensleydale Creamery this summer will be the first to see the newly completed Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience, following a £5m investment in the Creamery and its visitor centre.

Based at Hawes, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Wensleydale Creamery welcomes an extraordinary 250,000 visitors each year.

Taking a journey through the art of cheese-making, visitors can see the highly-skilled cheese-makers handcrafting Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese first-hand from a new interactive Viewing Gallery, complete with touch screens showing the entire cheese-making process, plus ‘behind the scenes’ footage. Many cheese-making secrets can be discovered, such as how cranberries are put into Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, how blue cheese becomes blue, and how the miniature cheeses are coated in wax.

The Creamery’s Cheese Experts will be on hand to deliver talks and tastings, educating visitors about the authentic taste and provenance of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese. In daily cheese-making demonstrations, visitors can watch cheese experts turn eight pints of milk into a 500g Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese in just 40 minutes. Booking is essential.

David Hartley, managing director of The Wensleydale Creamery, explained: “As we celebrate the completion of a significant investment in both our visitor centre and our Creamery, we look forward to welcoming visitors throughout the Summer to enjoy the ultimate Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience.”



Wensleydale Cheese Experience

Address: Gayle Lane, Hawes, Wensleydale DL8 3RN

Open: Mon-Sun 9am-5pm

Tickets: adult £2.95, child £1.95, family (2 adults/2 children) £7.95

Telephone: 01969 667664