Wensleydale cheese with cranberries



Wensleydale Cheese with Cranberries

Made from pasteurized cow milk.

Wensleydale is a fresh, mild cheese originally made from sheep milk, but now also made with cow milk.  It is creamy and sweet, pale yellow and firm.

This version is full of a fruit well-known in the north of America’s Dairyland – cranberries.  It’s flavorful, and top-notch!



Wensleydale Cheese with Cranberries

Wensleydale is an historic cheese first made in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire since 1150 by Cistercian monks.  These monks continued to make the cheese until the dissolution of their monasteries in 1540. Traditionally, sheep’s milk was used, but over the time cow’s milk was also used. The art of making the cheese was passed by the monks to the farmer’s wives who produced a blue variety of Wensleydale at their farmhouses. Wensleydale cheese with cranberries is a real treat!

Wensleydale with Cranberries is a hand-made Yorkshire cheese that is sold fresh & young at only three weeks old. The cheese has a sweet flavour of the fruity succulence of juicy cranberries with honeyed undertones.

Today, Wensleydale is produced mainly from pasteurised cow’s milk with sheep’s milk added to enhance the flavour.  Wensleydale Creamery in the town of Hawes is seeking to protect the name Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese under PDO designation. But there are other producers of Wenslydale cheese in parts of the United Kingdom, mainly in Shropshire and Cheshire.

Pairing suggestions: Apple pie (traditional pairing). Try this on a grilled cheese or with some Potter’s Classic White crackers.


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