Wensleydale Creamery

Attraction, Food/Drink-Centred Attraction, Retail


Our award-winning Gift Shop reopened on the 15th of June, fully stocked with brand new displays, offering our artisan range of cheeses, accompaniments, local produce, crafts and gifts.

The reopening of our full Visitor Centre is being planned as follows:

Cheese Shop Monday 6th July 10am – 4pm

Calvert’s Restaurant Wednesday 8th July 11.30am – 3pm

1897 Coffee Shop Friday 10th July 10am – 4pm

Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience (including Cheesemaking Viewing Gallery) Saturday 11th July 10am – 4pm

Please understand that this may not be the usual Wensleydale Creamery experience that you are used to.  However, please be assured that we are working extremely hard to ensure that when you do visit us, you can do so in a way that is safe for you and our staff.

Read more about our reopening here: https://www.wensleydale.co.uk/blog/our-reopening-plans/

About Us

We are set in a stunning location, with great space that boasts amazing views.

We are the home of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese which is protected with European Food Names status, and is the only Wensleydale cheese made in Wensleydale.

Explore our new interactive Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience, which takes you on a journey through the art of cheese-making and includes the opportunity to see our master cheese-makers at work, handcrafting our award-winning cheese.

Places to Eat

Enjoy a Taste of Yorkshire at our Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre based at Hawes, in Wensleydale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales!

Calvert’s Restaurant

Championing the finest Yorkshire Dales produce is at the heart of what we do, delivering show stopping favourites whilst also creating unique dishes. Amazing new bistro style menu with small & large plates and desserts, offering great value and outstanding quality. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please speak to our team who will be more than happy to cater to your needs. See menu here: https://www.wensleydale.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/A4-bistro-menu-web.pdf

Booking is recommended and we welcome this via phone 01969 667664, ext 3 or email reservations@wensleydale.co.uk or enquire in the Gift Shop. Please note new entrance via our garden.

1897 Coffee Shop

Treat yourself to a little time out in our welcoming 1897 Coffee Shop, with a beautiful panoramic view over the rolling Yorkshire Dales, with plenty of outdoor seating too. See new menu here: https://www.wensleydale.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/A4-Coffee-Shop-menu-Web.pdf

New table service format. Booking is recommended and we welcome this via phone 01969 667664, ext 3 or email reservations@wensleydale.co.uk or enquire in the Gift Shop. Please note new entrance via our garden.

Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience & Demonstration Room

Award-winning Visitor Experience!

Our interactive experience will take you on a journey through the art of cheese-making which includes the opportunity to watch Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese being made by our team of master cheese-makers in our new Creamery.

  • There’s fun for the whole family with hands-on games and activities. Have fun driving the children’s milk tanker and learn all about how a cow makes milk.
  • Watch clips of your favourite Wallace & Gromit films, with colouring kits, quizzes and puzzles for the children too.
  • Unfortunately these areas of our Experience will remain closed when we reopen.

Our modern, open plan Demonstration Room will host cheese & butter making demonstrations, as well as cheese grading, pairings & tasting masterclasses and exciting, live cookery demonstrations. Watch as our experienced and knowledgeable Cheese Experts carefully craft Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and Yorkshire Butter by hand, with a detailed explanation of the process. Discover a fascinating insight into the thousand-year history of cheese-making in the Dales with audio clips, stunning infographics and displays! Unfortunately we are unable to host demonstrations at this time.

Cheese Shop

Try our famous cheeses in our much-loved Cheese Shop offering free cheese tasting of over 20 varieties, including limited edition cheeses! You can also find mouth-watering accompaniments, including locally sourced fruit cakes, artisan oils, crackers and chutneys.* *Please note that complimentary sampling from our Cheese Shop is not available a this time.

Shopping Online

We're proud to stock and support small local businesses. We know that some of you may not be able to get to us, so we’re excited to be bringing our award-winning deli to you online! Enjoy our artisan cheese along with a specialist selection of mouth-watering of accompaniments, including locally sourced fruit cakes, oils, crackers and chutneys.

We’re here to help you - with gifts to make your friends and family smile!  From our fantastic hampers to our beautiful range of gifts; we’ve picked favourites including unique locally sourced woodware, ceramics, homeware and Wallace & Gromit items! We're ready to send them direct to your door at the click of the button!

Can’t find your favourite cheese? Don’t panic – we’ve got plenty & can deliver it direct to you, and to your friends and family too! From individual portions to large packs, choose from our large selection.

We're proud to now stock The Yorkshire Creamery's range of award-winning cheese on our website! Choose from 15-month matured Yorkshire Cheddar, Nutty and Rich Yorkshire Red and a smooth, creamy and tangy Double Yorkshire!


Type      Price

Adult     £1.95

Under 12’s FREE


Type Price
Adult £4.95
Child £2.95
Family (2 adults & 2 children) £12.95

Opening Hours

Sun 10:00 16:00
Mon 10:00 16:00
Tue 10:00 16:00
Wed 10:00 16:00
Thu 10:00 16:00
Fri 10:00 16:00
Sat 10:00 16:00


  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Child Friendly
  • Indoor
  • Card Payment

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