Welcome to cheese heaven! At the award-winning Wensleydale Creamery, visitors will learn everything there is to know about the famous British cheese and the art of cheese making. It’s even possible to see the cheese literally being cut, stirred, pitched, and salted by hand at the viewing gallery inside the Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience. The creamery is also home to a gift shop (where a vast array of cheese and cheese-related paraphernalia are available), a deli, a coffee shop, and a restaurant with views of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales. There is also a newly refurbished visitor center on-site, which explains the history and heritage of the Wensleydale cheese and where visitors will have the opportunity to taste the stuff for themselves.
The Wensleydale Creamery is located on Gayle Lane in Hawes, North Yorkshire. It can be reached by car from both York and Newcastle in less than two hours via routes M1 and A66. It can also be reached by public transit, taking the train to Northallerton and then the 856 bus to Gayle, stopping at Wensleydale Creamery. Entry fee to the museum and cheese experience costs £2.50 per adult, £1.50 per child and £7.50 per family of two adults and two children. The cheese and gift shops are open every day from 10 am to 4 pm.