£2.20 – £13.20
Hawes Creamery have become synonymous with Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese. They are award-winning, independent cheesemakers, using traditional methods to handcraft their cheese. All of the milk for their cheese comes from local farms. In 2013 they achieved protected status for their cheeses, so now to be called Yorkshire Wensleydale a cheese must be made within the Wensleydale area.
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.
Due to its unique structure, Yorkshire Wensleydale doesn’t melt like other cheese when cooked. Instead 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.
As well as Hawes’ Special Reserve Wensleydale we also stock their Wensleydale with Cranberries. Quite often we have other flavours in stock so please contact us for more information.
Try pairing it with an Indian Pale Ale.