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The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival

October 7, 2021 - October 10, 2021

Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2017 Shepherds Purse tasting

Now into its third year, the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival held in October is a celebration of Yorkshire cheese and its recent revival.

With rail rides, cookery classes, cheese and wine pairings and even a chocolate truffle class – well, we all love chocolate don’t we, there is plenty to keep your taste buds tingling. Details of the event can be found here, alternatively you could peruse the cheese festival map.

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

Cheese Pairings

In addition to sampling the finest of Yorkshire’s cheeses, you can learn how to pair cheese with chocolate and gin, as well as chutney and honey – although be careful you don’t end up with a ploughmans when trying the chutney.

If you want to go on a fell run in the shape of a wedge of cheese, or go underground to the cheese press hidden in the Long Churn caves, attend ewe milking demos, or sample cheesey menus in restaurants across the Yorkshire Dales, then this is most definitely the festival for you.

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), the Whitby Folk Festival (August), the Freedom Festival Hull (August / September) or the Ilkley Literature Festival (October).

When is the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival?

7-10 October, 2021

Where is the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival?

Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, The Courtyard Dairy in Settle and other locations.

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October 7, 2021
October 10, 2021
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