Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes

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Cheese rules at Wensleydale Creamery, in operation for more than a century. Try some of the finest traditional handcrafted cheeses, including Real Yorkshire Wensleydale, a mild cheese with an acidic flavor, and Oak Smoked Wensleydale, cold smoked to produce a special tang and texture. The creamery includes a visitor center, introducing guests to the history and heritage of cheese-making in this area. Watch the master cheese-makers hard at work from the Viewing Gallery, and be sure to stop by the deli/shop to load up on cheese and a variety of treats for all your friends and family back home. Check the website for cheese-making demonstrations and viewing times, and discover dozens of easy recipes using the creamery’s wide range of flavorful cheeses.  Make Wensleydale Creamery part of your personalized Hawes itinerary using our Hawes trip itinerary planner.
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  • Nice visit, could not see the cheese making as fully booked for that day (12:15 arrival ) very strict covid measures so q was 40 mins long. loved the shop some nice expensive treats, looking forward....  more »
  • The visitor centre is fun and interesting with some great information about the history of the cheese making dating back hundreds of years. It’s a great price at less than £2 per person and was a...  more »
  • We called in for a quick work lunch. Got straight into the cafe and had ordered the cheese on toast. Which was very tasty and washed down with a lovely cup of coffee. I was extremely naughty and...  more »
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  • Brilliant way to pass a few hours. Took my 2 grandsons aged 8 and 6 into the tour. It was interesting to see how the cheese is made . The children loved the giant cheese related puzzles. The cheese samples room was good too. The best thing was cheese on toast in the cafe . Great gift shop too.
  • My son loves cheese and he's in heaven in the tasting area (and I love free cheese!). I was quite surprised how popular the visitor centre is but it goes to show how popular Wensleydale is. Don't do your weekly cheese shop here though, it'll cost you a bit.
  • The food was tasty, the choice of vegetables wasn’t great, but slow is an understatement for service for a carvery. Booked in for 2pm and sat waiting for over 25 minutes to be asked to go up to get the carvery. 25 minutes with a child who is ASD and ADHD is an absolute eternity. The staff have no conception of time management, you have to book in but it’s quite clear that if they actually sped up a little they’d be able to serve 25% more meals as well as people getting their food in a timely manner. The cheese tasting in the tasting room is great though
  • The demonstration was mediocre, but the rest of the experience makes up for it, also really great shop and tasting room, spent nearly £100 on cheese as they were all delicious Plus parking machines were out of order, so free parking, happy days, can’t wait to come back!! 5*
  • About the only thing to note in Hawes is a creamery making nice cheeses.

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