Wensleydale Creamery launches gin flavoured cheese

David Hartley, MD of the Wensleydale Creamery, with Cathy Mason, founder of Masons Gin.

Wensleydale Creamery has launched a new gin-flavoured cheese.

The dairy is working with gin producer Masons to produce a Yorkshire Wensleydale with Caramelised Orange and Masons Yorkshire Gin Cheese.

David Hartley, managing director of the Wensleydale Creamery, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with another fantastic Yorkshire brand to showcase the very best of our region.

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“In times of gin renaissance, we could not pass on an opportunity to treat our customers to a special blend of our own Yorkshire Wensleydale with the fantastic Masons Yorkshire Gin. We hope our fans will love it as much as we do.”

Masons Yorkshire Gin was launched in June 2013 on World Gin Day by Cathy and Carl Mason and was the first gin to be distilled in Yorkshire, with the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre being one of the first outlets to stock it.

Cathy Mason, founder of Masons Yorkshire Gin, said: “We are so excited about the partnership between Masons and Wensleydale Creamery.

“Having been a fan of Yorkshire Wensleydale for many years, we never imagined one day we would be bringing our flavours together to produce an innovative gin-inspired blend of the Creamery’s delicious cheese.”

The new cheese is available online at www.wensleydale.co.uk, the Wensleydale Creamery visitor centre at independent retailers including Campbells of Leyburn from October 22, although Campbells will have samples of the new cheese for tasting on Friday and Saturday this week.