Wensleydale cheese

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Wensleydale is a style of cheese originally produced in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, but now mostly made in large commercial creameries throughout the UK.wikipedia
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Wensleydale

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Wensleydale is a style of cheese originally produced in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, but now mostly made in large commercial creameries throughout the UK. The term "Yorkshire Wensleydale" can only be used for cheese that is made in Wensleydale.
The valley is famous for its cheese, with the main commercial production at Hawes.

Hawes

Wensleydale Creamery in the town of Hawes has been hand-making cheese for more than 100 years.
The Wensleydale Creamery is a major producer of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese.

Jervaulx Abbey

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They built a monastery at Fors, but some years later the monks moved to Jervaulx in Lower Wensleydale.
It was also the original home of Wensleydale cheese.

Christmas cake

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In Yorkshire and North East England it is often eaten with fruit cake or Christmas cake.
In Yorkshire, Christmas cake, as with other types of fruit cake, can be eaten with cheese, such as Wensleydale.

Wallace and Gromit

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However, the popular Wallace and Gromit animated shorts A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, and A Close Shave had the main character Wallace, a cheese connoisseur, mention Wensleydale as a particularly favourite cheese.
He is fond of cheese, especially Wensleydale, and crackers.

Yorkshire

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In Yorkshire and North East England it is often eaten with fruit cake or Christmas cake.
Other foods associated with the county include Yorkshire curd tart, a curd tart recipe with rosewater; parkin, a sweet ginger cake which is different from standard ginger cakes in that it includes oatmeal and treacle; and Wensleydale cheese, a cheese made with milk from Wensleydale and often eaten as an accompaniment to sweet foods.

Cheese Shop sketch

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Wensleydale was one of the cheeses named by John Cleese in the Monty Python sketch "The Cheese Shop", which originally appeared in a 1972 episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

List of British cheeses

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List of British cheeses
Blue Wensleydale – crumbly, moist cheese produced in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England.

Stilton cheese

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It is highly flavoured but less salty than the classic British blue Stilton.
While enumerating the high points of British cuisine, he touches on Stilton: "Then there are the English cheeses. There are not many of them but I fancy that Stilton is the best cheese of its type in the world, with Wensleydale not far behind."

Northern England

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Animator Nick Park chose it solely because it had a good name that would be interesting to animate rather than due to its origins in northern England where the shorts were set.
Among the Northern delicacies that have achieved Protected Geographical Status are traditional Cumberland sausage, traditional Grimsby smoked fish, Swaledale cheese, Yorkshire forced rhubarb and Yorkshire Wensleydale.

Cheese

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Wensleydale is a style of cheese originally produced in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, but now mostly made in large commercial creameries throughout the UK. The term "Yorkshire Wensleydale" can only be used for cheese that is made in Wensleydale.

North Yorkshire

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Wensleydale is a style of cheese originally produced in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, but now mostly made in large commercial creameries throughout the UK. The term "Yorkshire Wensleydale" can only be used for cheese that is made in Wensleydale.

Creamery

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Wensleydale is a style of cheese originally produced in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, but now mostly made in large commercial creameries throughout the UK. The term "Yorkshire Wensleydale" can only be used for cheese that is made in Wensleydale. In May 1992, Dairy Crest, a subsidiary of the Milk Marketing Board, closed the Hawes creamery with the loss of 59 jobs.

Cheddar cheese

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Wensleydale is a cheddar-like cheese with a supple, crumbly, moist texture and resembles a young Caerphilly. When the monastery was dissolved in 1540, the local farmers continued making the cheese until the Second World War, during which most milk in the country was used for the making of "Government Cheddar".

Caerphilly cheese

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Wensleydale is a cheddar-like cheese with a supple, crumbly, moist texture and resembles a young Caerphilly.

Acid

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The flavour suggests wild honey balanced with fresh acidity.

France

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Wensleydale cheese was first made by French Cistercian monks from the Roquefort region, who had settled in Wensleydale.

Cistercians

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Wensleydale cheese was first made by French Cistercian monks from the Roquefort region, who had settled in Wensleydale.

Roquefort

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Wensleydale cheese was first made by French Cistercian monks from the Roquefort region, who had settled in Wensleydale.

Fors, Deux-Sèvres

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They built a monastery at Fors, but some years later the monks moved to Jervaulx in Lower Wensleydale.

Sheep milk

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They brought with them a recipe for making cheese from sheep's milk.

Mold

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A little ewes' milk was still mixed in since it gave a more open texture, and allowed the development of the blue mould.

World War II

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When the monastery was dissolved in 1540, the local farmers continued making the cheese until the Second World War, during which most milk in the country was used for the making of "Government Cheddar".

Dairy Crest

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In May 1992, Dairy Crest, a subsidiary of the Milk Marketing Board, closed the Hawes creamery with the loss of 59 jobs.

Milk Marketing Board

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In May 1992, Dairy Crest, a subsidiary of the Milk Marketing Board, closed the Hawes creamery with the loss of 59 jobs.