Cheesey Does It

The lovely people at Wensleydale Creamery create one Yorkshire’s most well known products – Wensleydale Cheese – in their magnificent creamery in Hawes, right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Cheese making in this area dates right back to 1150 when French Cistercian monks first settled in the Dales and 1897 saw the first creamery built in Hawes when Edward Chapman, a local corn and provisions merchant, started purchasing milk to make Wensleydale cheese on a larger scale.

Nowadays, the creamery contributes over £12 million for the local economy and produce an iconic cheese loved by everyone, including Wallace and Gromit!

Their creamery has an incredible Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience when visiting so, when normality resumes, you should make your way up to explore. However, in the meantime, they’ve provided two awesome films for you to try and make your own cheese and butter at home. Follow the instructions below and don’t forget to share your experiments with us on social media using the hashtag #YorkshireTogether!

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Cheese Making

Watch as the Creamery’s experienced and knowledgeable Cheese Experts carefully craft Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese by hand, with a detailed explanation of the process.

Butter Making

See how Wensleydale Creamery make their delicious Yorkshire Butter traditionally churned from fresh Yorkshire cream.

Whilst you’re here, why not use the offer code DAYSIN10 on the creamery’s website to get 10% off any order from their website before 31st May 2020 (excludes delivery). Head to to place your order!

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