Wensleydale Creamery to reopen visitor centre and restaurant

Wallace and Gromit at the Wensleydale Creamery.

The Wensleydale Creamery will reopen its visitor centre this week.

The Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience will open to visitors on Saturday, with cheese shop already open, Calvert’s Restaurant launching tomorrow, and the coffee shop on Friday.

Calvert’s has a new new executive chef, Oliver Bennett.

Oliver took centre stage in the company’s recent live online cookery demonstrations, which ran throughout May and June on Facebook.

Oliver’s early career started in Scotland, working at the world-famous Browns flagship restaurant.

Prior to taking up his position with the Creamery, Oliver has been working for Blakefield’s in York, helping to deliver innovative and exciting food and drink to events all around Yorkshire.

He said: “I am excited for the reopening of Calvert’s Restaurant where we will showcase the newly designed menu to our customers.

“Championing the finest Yorkshire Dales produce is at the heart of what we do, delivering show stopping favourites whilst also creating unique dishes people will have never seen and tried before. It goes without saying that the menu will be an ultimate foodie’s dream!

“I’ve got some exciting ideas and concepts to show the versatility of our cheese.”

Trish Cannon, visitor centre director at the Wensleydale Creamery, said: “We are thrilled to be reopening our doors and welcoming customers back to our popular visitor centre.

“Whilst we have been closed, we have been hard at work behind the scenes, introducing new recipes that we are sure will delight our visitors.

“We are very much looking forward to having Oliver on board and working with him on our shared vision to build on our already successful food offering to take our food offering to the next level, to show our customers the versatility of our cheeses and local produce, and can’t wait to them try our new menu.”

For more information, please visit: www.wensleydale.co.uk