The Wensleydale Creamery has a fascinating story to tell; provenance and heritage are integral to our famous brand and award-winning range of handcrafted cheese. By creating a truly enjoyable and memorable experience, we have successfully gone above and beyond to draw visitors, becoming one of the most recognisable and beloved tourist destinations in the North of England, attracting 350,000 visitors a year.
As the UKs flagship cheese & food experience, we have continually invested to develop our Visitor Centre since it opened 25 years ago; comprising the Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience with new Demonstration Room and Cheese-making Viewing Gallery, our much-loved Cheese Shop with complimentary tasting of 20+ varieties, Calvert’s Restaurant, 1897 Coffee Shop and an extensive Gift Shop.
Watch our master cheesemakers in action, handcrafting our signature creamy, crumbly Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese from the Viewing Gallery. Journey through the art of cheese-making and its history in the Dales through the experience, and have your photo taken with the much-loved Wallace & Gromit Characters! Enjoy a self-guided tour.
Enjoy cheese making demonstrations, butter-making and cheese pairing experiences where you can discover why Yorkshire Wensleydale pairs perfectly with fruit cake, artisan gin, whisky and locally made Rosebud Preserves chutney. Demonstrations run throughout the day.
Indulge in Calvert’s Restaurant and sample our delicious new menu which champions our award-winning artisan cheese range and fantastic local produce. Choose from a selection of sharing boards showcasing copious amounts of our artisan cheese and indulgent locally produced accompaniments.
Reservations for Calvert’s Restaurant are welcomed and encouraged via phone 01969 667664, ext 3 or email [email protected]
1897 Coffee Shop
Treat yourself to a little time out at our welcoming 1897 Coffee Shop, with a beautiful panoramic view over the rolling Yorkshire Dales.
Take your pick of speciality coffees and Yorkshire teas – complemented by Wensleydale milk. Enjoy breakfast rolls, home-made cakes made in our bakery along with, scones, freshly made sandwiches, light bites and lunches, including cheese on toast and soup.
Reservations are not required for our Coffee Shop. See the 1897 Coffee Shop menu here.
Cheese & Gift Shop
Discover beautiful gifts to mark your visit; from unique locally sourced products including woodware, pottery, homeware, kitchen accessories and jewellery. Shop award-winning artisan cheese and a mouth-watering selection of accompaniments, including locally sourced fruit cakes, artisan oils, crackers and chutneys.