Yoredale Wensleydale

Yoredale Wensleydale

Yoredale is a delicately milky and buttery Wensleydale with a clean fresh flavour.


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Regular price £15.65
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Choose your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers we cannot guarantee the arrival day of your order but we will do our best to ensure that it arrives as close as possible to your chosen date. To be sure it arrives in time, we recommend choosing a date a couple of days ahead of when you would like to eat your cheese. 

milk type
Cow

ingredients
Raw Cow's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Vegetarian Coagulant

coagulant
Vegetarian Coagulant

milk treatment
Raw

location
Wensley, Yorkshire

milk source
Bought-in

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milk type
Cow

ingredients
Raw Cow's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Vegetarian Coagulant

coagulant
Vegetarian Coagulant

milk treatment
Raw

location
Wensley, Yorkshire

milk source
Bought-in

breed
Holstein & Ayrshire

season
All Year

average age
3 months

cheesemakers
Ben & Sam Spence

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Yoredale is a cloth-bound cheese that uses the same cloth binders as Kirkham's Lancashire.

Background

Ben and Sam Spence started making cheese in 2019 after leaving their jobs in finance. They moved from Manchester back to Ben's family farm where they settled on cheesemaking after looking for a way...

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Ben and Sam Spence started making cheese in 2019 after leaving their jobs in finance. They moved from Manchester back to Ben's family farm where they settled on cheesemaking after looking for a way to diversify the farm's output. They are now settled at their own site where their dairy is housed in a small, converted garage. To help them develop Yoredale, Ben and Sam have spent time making other territorial cheeses like Stonebeck Wensleydale and Kirkham's Lancashire. The cheese community has not only shared knowledge with them but awarded them the Dougal Campbell Bursary at the Specialist Cheesemakers Association farm visit in 2022 in recognition of their progress and the promise of what Yoredale will be.

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Our Work

We have been tasting samples of Yoredale and feeding back to Ben and Sam for the past few years. After running some maturation trials to better understand the cheese and what we can do to sell it a...

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We have been tasting samples of Yoredale and feeding back to Ben and Sam for the past few years. After running some maturation trials to better understand the cheese and what we can do to sell it at its best, we were pleased to start selling it across Neal's Yard Dairy in November 2022.

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Accompaniments

Biscuit Selection
£11.70

Rosebud Old Yorkshire Chutney
£6.10

Rosebud Piccalilli Chutney
£7.00

FAQs

As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend roughly between 100 and 150 grams per person for after dinner, and a bit more if cheese is the focus of the meal. If you are buying cheese to serve over a couple of days or as part of a buffet, it is advisable to buy a few larger pieces. This will both look better and keep better than many small bits. To help visualise weights, a good tip is to consider that a regular supermarket pat of butter weighs between 200 and 250 grams. If you are at all unsure please give us a call for some advice.

The best option is to keep your cheese wrapped in its paper within a box in the fridge. This will prevent the cheese from drying out and absorbing other flavours. Your cheese will arrive wrapped in waxed cheese paper, which achieves the best possible balance between maintaining humidity around the cheese and allowing it to breathe. We are happy to provide some free extra cheese paper, just search for "cheese paper" and add it to your basket. We don't recommend cling film or foil as it can cause the cheese to sweat which will negatively affect the flavour.

Customer Reviews

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Tessa
Outstanding

Crumbly, lactic and well flavoured with a hint of lemoniness, this is on song at the moment.

We're delighted to hear that Yoredale hit the spot, Tessa. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us.
All the best,
NYD

J
Janette Rates
Yoredale/Old Roan

Fresh delicate taste and excellent semi - crumbly texture - delicious!
Glad they’ve changed the name, Old Roan sounds more like a horse than a cheese!

We appreciate your feedback Jan! Many thanks for taking the time to share it with us.
Kind regards,
NYD

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KATHY HAGGARTY

Not as creamy as I think of Wensleydale and a bit bland

Hi Kathy, many thanks for your review and feedback. It's been passed on to our team. Yoredale is a relatively new cheese so hopefully it might become more to your liking as it evolves.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Rosemary Decker-Thomas
Tasty Cheese

We really like Old Roan. It still has the Wensleydale tang but is smooth and buttery.

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed Old Roan, Rosemary. Many thanks for sharing your feedback. It's much appreciated.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Francis Norton
Francis Charles

A very nice cheese and is full of flavour at room temperature
Goes well with Hovis Biscuits the full flavour comes out with a nice bite

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us Francis. Old Roan has just recently arrived, but it is rapidly becoming a firm favourite - we're so glad you enjoyed it too.
Best wishes,
NYD