This month, the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival returns for a week of themed events, including a cheesy run, wine and cheese tasting, cheese making courses, and a Truckle Trail.
The revival of Yorkshire’s farmhouse cheeses continues with two new artisan producers launching cheeses at this year’s festival. The couple behind Long Churn Cheese will be letting visitors have first dibs on their soft sheep’s milk cheese, whilst The Home Farmer will be offering tastings of their version of a Wensleydale.
The Cheese Festival, now in its 3rd year, celebrates Yorkshire’s rich heritage of cheesemaking which dates back to the 11th Century Cistercian monks who first began making Wensleydale cheese.
As well as tucking into tastings of Yorkshire’s finest fromage and other local produce, visitors this year can learn how to pair cheese with gin, chocolate, chutney and honey.
Other new events will include a fell run following a route that resembles a wedge of cheese; underground visits to the infamous ‘cheese press’ in the Long Churn caves; sheep milking demonstrations, and restaurants running cheese-themed menus.
More info: www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/cheese-festival