Cheese-y does it now…

Hawes, North Yorkshire

Discover the captivating and often emotional story behind Wensleydale cheese and find out how Yorkshire’s art of cheese making evolved.

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Find out how Yorkshire’s cheese has been made for centuries at the newly refurbished Wensleydale Creamery museum. On display are items of historic equipment, plus recreations of an old farmhouse kitchen and dairy, so you can see just how hard Yorkshire’s cheese making ancestors worked.

The museum regularly runs cheese making demonstrations throughout spring’s school holidays and whilst you look around the kids can watch clips of their favourite Wallace & Gromit films. There’s plenty to keep them entertained, including colouring kits, quizzes and puzzles.

Next check into the Stone House Hotel. Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the elegant Edwardian hotel overlooks the foothills of the Pennines and the surrounding English countryside – prime cycling and walking territory.

Rent bikes from The Bike Shed before setting out to explore the area’s extensive cycle tracks. You can always replenish the calories later on with the hotel’s indulgent cheese board.

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