Wensleydale Creamery

Attraction, Food/Drink-Centred Attraction, Retail


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

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.

New for 2019 – Demonstration Room

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!

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.

Great Yorkshire Food with Stunning Views:

Enjoy our unique offer of dishes inspired by the use of our cheese, milk & butter in our Calvert’s Restaurant and 1897 Coffee Shop.  All our food is home-made, locally sourced, and of outstanding quality and great value; a hearty taste of Yorkshire. New for 2019: Toasted Cheese Scone Menu, New Grilled Cheese Sandwich varieties and Home-made Ice-Cream Shakes!

Christmas Lunch: Monday 25th November – Friday 27th December – From just £12.95, our delicious Christmas Lunch offers great quality and choice, and features our award-winning cheeses too! Soak up the stunning panoramic views as you enjoy the festive atmosphere. Booking is advisable. See our menus here: https://www.wensleydale.co.uk/visit/places-to-eat/

Perfect Gifts: Discover beautiful gifts to mark your visit; from unique locally sourced products including woodware, pottery, homeware, kitchen accessories and jewellery, to exclusive Wallace & Gromit items. With a large selection of craft ales and gin, along with books and work from local artists, you will be sure to find something for all your family and friends.

Christmas Shopping Evenings – Thursday 5th & Tuesday 17th December 5pm – 9pm.

Join us for our annual Christmas Shopping Evenings on Thursday 5th December and Tuesday 17th December between 5pm & 8pm. Indulge in complimentary mince pies and mulled wine as you enjoy festive entertainment and 20% off your shopping during our Christmas Shopping Evenings.

You can also create your own hamper, full of your favourite Wensleydale Creamery cheeses, local chutney and crackers. The perfect gift for anybody at Christmas! Our wonderful team will gift wrap it for you too!

Our Visitor Centre garden offers outdoor seating which welcomes dogs. Free onsite parking and wi-fi. Our site is fully accessible.

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

Opening Hours

Sun 09:00 17:00
Mon 09:00 17:00
Tue 09:00 17:00
Wed 09:00 17:00
Thu 09:00 17:00
Fri 09:00 17:00
Sat 09:00 17:00


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

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