Creamery and distillery collaborate for tasting evening

The Wensleydale Creamery has teamed up with a Yorkshire coast whisky distillery for a tasting event.

On September 7, the Hawes creamery will host a tasting evening with Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery in its visitor centre.

During the event, Morgan McDermott, UK sales manager at Yorkshire’s first whisky distillery will give a talk about the distillery’s farming heritage and will pair six Filey Bay whiskies with three Wensleydale cheeses for visitors to enjoy.

The pairings will include Filey Bay Flagship, STR Finish and Moscatel Finish and some of the creamery’s most popular cheeses including Yorkshire cheddar, Wensleydale blue and Yorkshire wensleydale and cranberries.

Trish Cannon, visitor centre director at the Wensleydale Creamery said: “We’re delighted to be teaming up with Spirit of Yorkshire on this very special tasting event.

“It’s a perfect pairing for us as it brings together two artisan producers who are equally passionate about provenance and flavour. It promises to be a delicious and informative evening, and a must for any whisky enthusiast.”

“People more commonly associate cheese with wine, but cheese with whisky works so well. We’re looking forward to sharing some big Yorkshire flavours with our visitors,” said Mr. McDermott.

The whisky and cheese tasting event takes place between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on September 7.

Tickets cost £25 and include six whiskies paired with three Wensleydale cheeses

They are available to buy from the cheese and gift shop in the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre or online at

Guests will also receive £10 off any bottle of Spirit of Yorkshire whisky purchased on the night.

Hunmanby-based Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery is one of only a handful of distilleries that grows 100% of the barley used for whisky production.