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Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival, celebrating local produce Copyright Tom Martin

Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival, Celebrating Local Produce

We are delighted to announce our annual Cheese Festival will be returning from 11 to 14 October 2024.



The Festival celebrates the incredible produce of the Dales – cheese very much included! – with local businesses throughout the National Park hosting their own special events, menus and tastings to mark the occasion. One weekend may not be long enough to pack in everything delicious that the Dales has to offer, but we’re going to give it a good try.

Look out for cheesy bites and themed dishes in local cafes and restaurants, demos using local produce, cookery courses, dining experiences, Yorkshire gin and ales, specially created dairy ice creams and sorbets, jams, jellies and chutneys, locally-reared meat on menus, and the chance to meet the makers.

Find a list of local food and drink businesses in the area.


‘A Taste of the Dales’ Food and Drink Map

This year we have launched ‘A Taste of the Dales’ Food and Drink Map, which is a food lovers dream come true! Why not embark on a delectable adventure and follow our map for a gastronomic journey through the region, showcasing local pubs, coffee shops, ice-cream parlours, and farm to table restaurants. Taste the finest local produce from famous cheeses to artisan ales, and savour the unique flavours of the charming Dales countryside.