£2.20 – £13.20
Our Special Reserve Yorkshire Wensleydale is made by Hawes Creamery. Inside the green wax is a firm, yet crumbly cheese. It has a lovely fresh, almost citrussy flavour with hints of wild honey.
Monks began making cheese with sheep milk in Yorkshire during the 12th Century. It is said that they were trying to recreate Roquefort but ended up with a drier, crumbly cheese. After the dissolution of the monasteries the recipe was given to local farmers and the cheese morphed into the cows’ cheese we know and love today. Hawes Creamery have become synonymous with Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese. They are award-winning, independent cheesemakers, using traditional methods to handcraft their cheese, with milk from local farms. In 2013 they achieved protected status for their cheeses so now to be called Yorkshire Wensleydale a cheese must be made in the Wensleydale area.
Due to its unique structure, Yorkshire Wensleydale doesn’t melt like other cheese when cooked, it retains its wonderful texture and flavour. That’s why this iconic cheese lends itself so nicely to adding that special touch to recipes – crumbled into a warm summer greens salad and enjoyed in the garden or crumbled onto a delicious tart to take to a picnic. Try pairing it with an Indian Pale Ale.