Wensleydale Creamery launches new cheese

David Hartley.

The Wensleydale Creamery has announced the launch of a new cheese called Buttertubs,

Named after the Yorkshire Dales landmark, Buttertubs cheese is made by hand at the Hawes dairy using milk from local farms.

The company says great care has been taken to achieve the buttery, creamy texture and flavour of the cheese.

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Buttertubs will launch at The Great Yorkshire Show this week on The Wensleydale Creamery stand in the Food Hall.

The new packaging displays The Wensleydale Creamery’s branding and scenery along with the Union Jack – in line with its wider portfolio of award-winning dairy products which highlights The Creamery’s British credentials.

David Hartley, managing director at The Wensleydale Creamery, said: “A modern day British cheese, Buttertubs’ creamy and buttery texture is complemented by a unique flavour, with citrus, lemony notes, making it a delicious and versatile cheese, which we know our customers will love.

“We’re passionate about our Yorkshire credentials and heritage, and pride ourselves on using milk from local farms to handcraft our cheeses. The Buttertubs Pass has significant historical relevance, being so local to us and many of our supplying farmers, and so we’re delighted to add this product to our award-winning portfolio of Yorkshire products.”

“In fact, Buttertubs is already award-winning, securing Gold at the recent British Cheese Awards!”

The name ‘Buttertubs’ is derived from when cheese and butter were stored in the potholes to keep them cool, as farmers rested on their way to market, in days gone by.