12 May 2014

Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes

I can't exactly remember how the conversation went that led us taking a trip to the Wensleydale Creamery on the way home from out blogger holiday, but head there we did!

cheese museum

After  a hair-raising drive on some twisty and narrow Yorkshire roads and once my blood pressure we arrived that the Wensleydale Creamery Viewing Gallery and Museum to learn all about cheese!

wensleydale factory

We started with a quick look around the museum, which wasn't massive but at around £2.50 for the entrance fee I can hardly say I felt ripped off! It started with a little video about the company and led around recreations of an old farmhouse kitchen and dairy, showing some of the old equipment used for making cheese.

cheese museum

Then you follow the trail round to the 'viewing gallery' - this is where the magic happens! This is the actual place where they make the actual cheese - it must be so weird just trying to get on with your job and have a bunch of strangers gawp at you but these guys just got on with it like the professional cheese-makers they are!

wensleydale factory

Informative and fun as all that was though, I think the real reason we were all there was the amazing Cheese Shop!

wensleydale creamery

The Cheese Shop was actually incredible, there must have 15-20 different kinds of cheese available - with plenty of opportunities to test each one before making a purchase! 

cheese tasting yorkshire

We basically walked round once trying one of everything, then once we'd eliminated a few went back round again to make a final selection! Despite some very interesting options on display (such as a very fruity Wensleydale with pinapple, and a delicious Cheddar with balsamic onion) I just settled for a plain (but beautiful) Wensleydale, and one with garlic and chives - yum! 

cheese day out yorkshire

Despite already reaching a sensible cheese quota for around a month, we couldn't really miss the opportunity to eat in the one-site cafe where they had cheese boards, cheese scones, cheesecake and the worlds tastiest cheese on toast. I can't even look at the picture of it without my mouth watering, mmm! 

best cheese on toast

Eventually the time came when we couldn't eat any more cheese and it was time to head off - we still had many miles and a teapot factory to visit before we made it home! 


But thankfully I had my new cheeses to take away with me, and they kept me in yummy lunches for the next week or so! Sadly its all gone now but I'm armed with the knowledge that if I get really desperate for it all kinds of cheeses and cheese-related paraphernalia are available from the Wensleydale Creamery's online store! Plus, being Yorkshire folk, they're also a friendly lot on twitter, so do say hi to them here - and it goes without saying you should definitely call in to stock up on cheese if you can! 

5 comments

  1. Ahh I love this place - my boyfriend is from Hawes and he took me here a couple of years ago, their cheese is AMAZING. The cheese on toast looks so good!!

    Jess xo

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  2. This is my idea of a perfect day out. I love tours like this and I enjoy eating cheese :D

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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  3. I visited here many years ago, I was about 9 I think! I loved it, being a huge cheese lover :) in there café, they did the most amazing sticky toffee pudding, and before hand I had a baked potato with so much cheese! seriously my idea of heaven, I really want to visit there again!

    Catherine x

    http://www.beautyisintheeyeofthebeholder.co.uk

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  4. yummilicious post :D
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  5. Its unhealthy how much I love cheese! Omg this is heaven!!

    xo

    Janelle|| GlamorousMama

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