The Wensleydale Creamery

The Wensleydale Creamery is an award-winning, traditional cheesemaker and specialist blender of cheese with ingredients. It uses traditional methods to handcraft artisan cheese to time-honoured recipes with milk sourced from local farms, as well as being innovative with the development of new cheese recipes. The Creamery supplies the major UK retailers, wholesalers, independent retailers, deli’s and farm shops around the UK. It also exports its wide range of cheese around the world, and has developed a successful E-commerce business.

Steeped in heritage and provenance, the Wensleydale Creamery are custodians of a cheesemaking tradition with a 1,000 year history. Their famous creamy, crumbly Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese is protected with European Protected Geographical Indication status (PGI).

The Creamery produces approximately 4,000 tonnes of cheese and operates one of the top tourist destinations in the Yorkshire Dales. It is truly a community-based business, being a major provider of rural jobs and contributing £13m to the local economy annually.

‘Cheesemaking first began in Wensleydale in Richmondshire in 1150. Our location is key to our heritage and provenance. Our thriving Visitor Centre is ideally located to take advantage of the 1000s of visitors who come to the Yorkshire Dales each year. We have developed local supply chains and partnerships which are essential to producing a high-quality product by our local skilled staff, who also have immense passion for promotion of our products around the world.’
Chris Thomson, Managing Director, Wensleydale Creamery

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