Days Out: Enjoy a taste of the Dales this half term

The Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes
The Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes
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The Wensleydale Creamery, based at Hawes in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is welcoming families to enjoy the Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience at its visitor centre this February half term.

The interactive experience takes visitors on a journey through the art of cheese-making, including the opportunity to watch Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese being handcrafted from the cheese-making viewing gallery.

There is fun for the whole family with hands-on games and activities such as driving the children’s milk tanker and learning all about how a cow makes milk!

New for this February, the viewing gallery has been developed to incorporate a wealth of exciting information and touch screens showing behind the scenes footage of the cheese-making process.

Visitors can discover how cranberries get into Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and how blue cheese is made.

During the February school break, children can also watch a programme of live cheese-making demonstrations at the visitor centre.

All the food at The Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre is home-made and locally sourced.

And Calvert’s Restaurant offers signature dishes while the 1897 Coffee Shop offers home-made light bites.

David Hartley, managing director of The Wensleydale Creamery, said: “The Wensleydale Creamery promises a true taste of Yorkshire, and is the perfect day out during half term – from watching the cheese being handcrafted to savouring the product.”

For more details and opening times visit www.wensleydale.co.uk