Wensleydale Creamery

Attraction, Food/Drink-Centred Attraction, Retail

Description

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.

Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience (closed from 1st November until 3rd January)

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.

Calvert’s Restaurant

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 reservations@wensleydale.co.uk.

Discover our Christmas Lunch Menu here. Available from 22nd November.

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. Please note that complimentary sampling from our Cheese Shop is not available at this time.

Christmas at Wensleydale Creamery

Enjoy fantastic Christmas Shopping, Unique Gifts, Delicious Local Produce and Christmas Lunch all under one roof!

Christmas Lunch Menu 22nd November - 31st December. See menu here.

Build Your Own Hamper - Choose your basket, fill it with artisan cheese, local food & unique gifts - we’ll gift wrap it for you!

Christmas Shopping Evenings 5 - 8:30pm - Tues 7th & Thurs 16th December

 with special offers, entertainment, meet local producers, complimentary mulled wine & mince pies, and a delicious festive menu served in Calvert’s Restaurant.

Winter Opening Times

Monday 1st November to Thursday 23rd December

Gift Shop & Cheese Shop 9am to 4pm

Coffee Shop 9am – 3.30pm

Calvert’s Restaurant 11am – 3pm

Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience Closed

 

Christmas Shopping Nights Tuesday 7th December & Thursday 16th December 5pm to 8.30pm

Friday 24th December Christmas Eve

Gift Shop & Cheese Shop 9am to 2.30pm

Coffee Shop 9am – 2.00pm

Calvert’s Restaurant – 12pm reservations only restaurant closes at 2pm

Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience Closed

 

Christmas Day & Boxing Day Closed

Monday 27th December to Thursday 30th December Inclusive

Gift Shop & Cheese Shop 9am to 4pm

Coffee Shop 9am – 3.30pm

Calvert’s Restaurant 11am – 3pm

Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience Closed

 

Friday 31st December New Year’s Eve

Gift Shop & Cheese Shop 9am to 2.30pm

Coffee Shop 9am – 2.00pm

Calvert’s Restaurant – 12pm reservations only restaurant closes at 2pm

Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience Closed

 

New Year’s Day Closed

Sunday 2nd January

Gift Shop & Cheese Shop 9am to 4pm

Coffee Shop 9am – 3.30pm

Calvert’s Restaurant 11am – 3pm

Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience Closed

 

Monday 3rd January until Feb date TBC

Gift Shop & Cheese Shop 9am to 4pm

Coffee Shop 9am – 3.30pm

Calverts’ Restautant 11am – 3pm

Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience 10am – 3pm Please Purchase Tickets from our Gift Shop. Free entry for Calvert’s Restaurant customers.

Prices

Type Price
Admission £2.95
Under 5s Free

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

Facilities

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

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