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The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2023

October 6 - October 9

Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2017 Shepherds Purse tasting

The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival held in October is a celebration of Yorkshire cheese and its recent revival.

Events include: a 5.5 mile guided walk through the countryside, cheese tastings, Yorkshire raclette, cheese open days, and a craft fair. Details of the event can be found here.

Blessed are the Cheesemakers

If you have never associated Yorkshire with cheese then think again. Yorkshire’s tradition of cheesemaking stretches back to the 11th Century when the Cistercian monks first cultured Wensleydale.

Yorkshire Dales cheese Festival
Taste the best cheese in Yorkshire

Festivals in Yorkshire

If you can’t attend the Festival but are going to God’s Own Country, you could try the Malton Food Festival (May and August), the Whitby Folk Festival (August), the Freedom Festival Hull (August / September) or the Ilkley Literature Festival (October).

When is the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival?

6-9 October, 2023

Where is the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival?

Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, The Courtyard Dairy in Settle and other locations. Paticipating venues include Curlew Dairy, The Old Sawmill Café, MacKenzies Farm Shop & Café, The Crown Inn, Askrigg, and Ashes Farm.

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October 6
October 9
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