Wensleydale Creamery takes part in first British Cheese Weekender

The Wensleydale Creamery's weekender box.

Cheese lovers are being invited to join the Wensleydale Creamery, in Hawes, which is taking part in this weekend’s British Cheese Weekender.

The inaugural event aims to encourage shoppers to enjoy the best cheeses from around the UK, alongside a three-day schedule of free online pairings and tastings.

The event has been organised by the Specialist Cheesemakers Association (SCA), Academy of Cheese and the Guild of Fine Food.

Wensleydale Creamery is launching a special British Cheese Weekender Deli Box for the weekender.

It features speciality cheeses such as Kit Calvert Old-style Wensleydale, Wensleydale Blue, Yorkshire Wensleydale, plus Yorkshire Cheddar, which have been paired with selected accompaniments, including chutney, fruitcake and oatcakes.

The Creamery will be delivering an online tutorial, led by cheese expert Phil Jones at 4.30pm on Sunday, May 10.

Viewers can sample cheese from the Deli Box alongside Phil as he grades and tastes a mouth-watering selection of cheese – explaining how a Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese is uniquely different from Yorkshire Cheddar and what makes the Kit Calvert Old-style Wensleydale and Wensleydale Blue special.

Sandra Bell, from Wensleydale Creamery, said: “We are privileged to come together with specialist cheese-makers across the UK to celebrate and highlight artisan cheese-makers and traditional cheese-making skills in Britain.

“We’re fortunate to have exceptionally skilled specialists handcrafting quality cheese up and down the country who are reliant upon consumers’ support during this time, many of whom weren’t available online previously.

“We hope that by supporting the British Cheese Weekender, we can ignite people’s appreciation for specialist cheese and encourage as many shoppers as possible to support local and help sustain those businesses who have been impacted by the current situation.”

The tutorial will be delivered here https://blog.academyofcheese.org/british-cheese-weekender/whats-on-sunday-10th-may.

The Big Cheese Weekender Deli Box is available to purchase here.

Find out more about the British Cheese Weekender, as well as look up local cheesemakers and shops selling farmhouse and specialist cheese by visiting https://blog.academyofcheese.org/british-cheese-weekender.

The hashtags for the initiative are: #SupportSmallCheesemakers #BritishCheeseWeekender [kofi]