October 9, 2022
Exploring Farmhouse Wensleydale – Cheese Tasting @ The Courtyard Dairy
Venue:The Courtyard Dairy, Crows Nest Barn
Austwick, Nr. Settle, LA2 8AS
Guided through three distinctly different cheeses by one of the makers themselves as we discuss why making cheese on the farm really captures the unique identity of that place.
This tasting showcases just how different farmhouse cheese can be: tasting three raw milk farm cheeses made to the same old-fashioned Dales-style cheese (similar to pre-War Wensleydale) all taking influence from an old 1930’s Government Ministry of Agriculture Bulletin on how to make Wensleydale cheese.
The results are quite different: all in a similar vein but distinctly different, showcasing a variety of characteristics from fresh, acidic and crumbly notes to moist and supple textures and rich, multi-layered complex flavours.
You can really taste the terroir of the Yorkshire Dales and how each farm expresses those differences – each is a celebration of just why farmhouse cheese is so wonderful.
This is a FREE event.