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Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre

Hawes

For an unforgettable family day out, visit Wensleydale – the home of real Wensleydale Cheese, set in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Features

Watch the skilled and traditional methods of our master cheese-crafters in progress from our Viewing Gallery

Many real Cheese-making items on display from through the centuries

Recreation of old farmhouse kitchen, dairy and press room

Many events throughout the year (Hawes Gala Day etc.)

Facilities

Cheese Shop, Deli & Gift Shop – packed with all your favourite cheeses. Lots of samples to ‘try before you buy’

1897 Coffee Shop and Calverts Restaurant. Some dishes offered are inspired by the use of our own cheese

Order online – for Wensleydale Cheese all year round

Group Bookings Welcome – demonstrations of cheese-making for groups of 15+ which includes entry into Museum and Cheese-making Viewing Gallery

Wensleydale Cheese is the world’s only real Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese. It was first crafted in the 12th Century by a group of Cisterian Monk settlers in Wensleydale, being perfected over time via Farmers’ wives. In 1897 the first Creamery was built in Hawes which stepped up cheese-making to a large scale, as is today, with time-honoured recipes in place.

Visit our Creamery with the family and learn all about our many tempting varieties of cheese and our recipe ideas. Our cheeses are made by hand, with traditional methods by a devoted team of master cheese-makers.

Learn about our story (tradition, devotion and dedication) and watch the cheese being made from the Viewing Gallery. During the visit you’ll be presented with many opportunities to taste our various types and understand why we’ve won so many prestigious cheese awards.  

All our famous Wensleydale Cheeses are available online to order, so you can enjoy real Wensleydale Cheese any time of the year. 

For opening times and admission prices please visit website

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