The Wensleydale Creamery will be welcoming customers back to its Calvert’s Restaurant and Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience from Monday 17th May
The Wensleydale Creamery, based at Hawes in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is delighted to announce plans for the reopening of its award-winning Calvert’s restaurant at its popular Visitor Centre on May 17th, in line with the government’s roadmap.
Customers can dine at the popular Calvert’s restaurant and sample the Creamery’s delicious new menu which champions their award-winning artisan cheese range and fantastic local produce.
Diners can take advantage of a two-course summer special offer for just £17 and enjoy signature classic dishes with a ‘Wensleydale twist’ such as Yorkshire Wensleydale Chicken Ballotine, Yorkshire Rarebit made with Yorkshire Wensleydale, Yorkshire Red & Black Sheep Ale and the popular Calvert’s Ploughman’s, along with slow-braised Dales lamb, and Dales beef & ale pie, to name a few.
As of Monday May 17th, visitors can also enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat at the 1897 Coffee Shop, with full table service resuming indoors. The Coffee Shop garden will continue to be open for those wishing to dine outdoors, and is dog friendly, with ample seating and panoramic views of Wensleydale.
The Creamery has partnered with Wensleydale-based Brymor Ice Cream, to offer a bespoke and unique Real Dairy Ice Cream flavour; Yorkshire Wensleydale & Ginger Cheesecake, to be sold exclusively at the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, along with their range of favourites.
Inspired by the famous signature dish; Yorkshire Wensleydale & Ginger Cheesecake, which is served at the Wensleydale Creamery’s Visitor Centre, the ice cream is made on the farm with whole milk and double cream combined with Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, stem ginger and a biscuit crumble. The result; an indulgent creamy delight, emulating the most-popular dessert.
Ensuring that four-legged visitors don’t miss out, Frozzy’s ice cream for dogs will be introduced, and found on sale from the Gift shop.
Visitors will once again be able to watch the Creamery’s master cheesemakers in action, handcrafting the signature creamy, crumbly Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese from the Viewing Gallery as part of the popular Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience at the Visitor Centre.
As visitors take the journey through the art of cheese-making and its history in the Dales through the experience, they can also have their photo taken with the much-loved Wallace & Gromit Characters! Teaming up with Harrogate based Horticap charity, which provides adults with learning and other disabilities training in horticulture, allied crafts, and rural skills, they have created a fantastic display with the eccentric inventor and his trusted canine friend to provide a fun photo opportunity.
Trish Cannon, Visitor Centre Director at the Wensleydale Creamery, commented: “We can’t wait to welcome visitors back to our award-winning Calvert’s Restaurant, where they can enjoy fantastic food at great value.
“The reopening our Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience is exciting too, as we know our customers love to learn about our history, cheesemaking and understand the journey from farm to fork.
“We are delighted for the next phase of the reopening of our Visitor Centre. We are continually developing our offer with our aim being to create an enjoyable, memorable and safe visit for all.”
More information about the reopening plans can be found here: https://www.wensleydale.co.uk/visit/.