Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience launches in Hawes

Visitors to The Wensleydale Creamery this Summer will be the first to see the newly completed Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience, following a £5m investment in the Creamery and its Visitor Centre.

The creamery welcomes an 250,000 visitors each year and, following the completion of its Visitor Experience this summer, the business expects to see even more visitors enjoying its new interactive activities and events.

Visitors can see the skilled cheese-makers handcrafting Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese first-hand from a new interactive viewing gallery, complete with touch screens showing the entire cheese-making process, plus ‘behind the scenes’ footage.

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Cheese-making secrets can be discovered, such as how cranberries are put into Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, how blue cheese becomes blue, and how the miniature cheeses are coated in wax.

Experts will be on hand to deliver talks and tastings, educating visitors about the authentic taste and provenance of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese.

In daily cheese-making demonstrations, visitors can watch cheese experts turn eight pints of milk into a 500g Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese in just 40 minutes!  Booking is essential.

David Hartley, managing director of The Wensleydale Creamery, said: “As we celebrate the completion of a significant investment in both our visitor ventre and our Creamery, we look forward to welcoming visitors throughout the Summer to enjoy the ultimate Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience.

“Promising a fun day out, with lots to see and do for all the family, visitors can delight in a true taste of Yorkshire, discover the world of cheese-making and whet their appetite with our award-winning range of cheeses.”

There is fun for the kids with interactive games and activities, not forgetting a Wallace and Gromit area too.

There is also a large refrigerated room, offering unlimited samples of over 20 varieties.