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Wensleydale Creamery & Hawes

Find out how Wensleydale Cheese is made in the Dales

Want to learn about the world famous, award winning Wensleydale cheese made in Yorkshire and a big favourite of Wallace and Gromits? Then a trip to the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre makes a great cheese-fuelled, fun day out.

The visitor centre is a unique place to visit, set in Hawes in the northern dales here you can spend the morning learning about the history and heritage of this traditional Yorkshire brand.

In the new look museum you can find out about the art of Wensleydale cheese-making and how the processes have evolved over centuries. As well as this trip back in time, there is also the opportunity to watch skilled cheesemakers in action from the Museums viewing gallery.

Lunch can be taken in the visitor centre’s restaurant Calvert’s, serving a range of home made dishes, many of them inspired by the use of Wensleydale Cheese. There is also a stunning cheese shop – where there are always lots of tasty samples on hand for you to try.

The Wesleydale Creamery and visitor centre has stunning views over the surrounding Yorkshire Dales. After the trip there will be an opportunity to explore the lively local market town of Hawes and visit its many craft, antique and speciality shops or take a walk around the surrounding countryside.

Before returning home we’ll make the short drive to Hawdraw and take an easy stroll to Hawdraw Force one of the highest single drop waterfalls in the UK and painted by Turner in 1816 as part of his grand tour.

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