Wensleydale may be the butt of a few jokes around the cheese counter – Wallace & Gromit fans can barely contain themselves – but it’s earned its place as a delicious, satisfying cheese.
Traditionally, a hearty country cheese meant to preserve milk into a nutritious, mobile food that would satiate quickly after hours of physical labor, this is still a product with minimal guile and subtle assertions. Each wheel is bound in cloth to mature with a natural rind, which leads to a slightly creamier, earthier layer under the rind and a smoother overall flavor than wheels aged in plastic or wax.
Our wheels are selected and aged by Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, committed to preserving the farmstead cheese traditions of the UK. Wensleydale is lactic and yogurty in flavor with a slightly dry, brittle texture that breaks on the tongue irresistibly. The finish is long and buttery, leaving you craving another bite and a crisp, juicy apple.