We mentioned the 50th anniversary reissue of Marie Hartley & Joan Ingilby’s book ‘Life & Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales’ in our last blog post. We got the chance to have a look round the accompanying exhibition at the Dales Countryside Museum yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed seeing their handwritten notes and wonderful sketches about dairying in the National Park.
The Wensleydale Creamery have teamed up with Welcome to Yorkshire to feature artisan cheese-making at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. A little stone bothy will feature traditional cheese-making all set in a Yorkshire Dales National Park themed garden. What a great way to tell the story of our local cheese!
Read more about it in this Northern Echo article.
One of the most important sources of information about traditional dairying in the Yorkshire Dales is Marie Hartley & Joan Ingilby’s book ‘Life & Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales’. The pair recorded and photographed life in the area during the 1930s when the last farmhouse cheeses were being made and people still milked by hand.
We are launching our new Dairy Days project on Tuesday 24 April, 10.30am to 3pm, at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.
- Was your family involved in dairying and have you got memories, photos or stories that you’d like to share?
- Are you interested in finding out about archaeological sites, old buildings or even going on a dig?
- Do you have dairying bygones you can tell us about? Come along and see some of the ones we have at the Museum
- Do you make your own cheese, yoghurt or kefir? Share your favourite recipes, hints and tips
- Do you run a visitor business selling, making or serving dairy-based food? We’d like to work with you!
Welcome to our new blog for the Wensleydale Dairy Days project.
Follow us over the next two years as we discover and celebrate the importance and longevity of dairy farming in this iconic valley.