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The Courtyard Dairy | Crows Nest Barn | LA2 8AS

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A day exploring the lost Yorkshire Dales tradition of sheep dairying and farmhouse sheep’s cheese production as part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival.

New cheesemaking startup Long Churn will demonstrate sheep milking and cheese making techniques, and talk about their journey into the world of dairy-sheep farming and cheese making, their principles of small-scale, ethical and sustainable production, and their plans for the future.

Alongside this, a group of fantastic new and local small businesses will present activities including working sheepdog demonstrations, cheese and beer pairings, an ice-cream stall, and tours of nearby Long Churn cave, home of the famous ‘cheese-press’ formation.

Schedule of events:

• Sheep milking demonstrations with Rachael of Long Churn – 14:30 & 17:00 – FREE

•Cheese making demonstrations with Sam of Long Churn – 15:00 & 17:30 – FREE

•Working sheepdog demonstrations with Amos of Winterburn Working Sheepdogs – Ongoing, main event at 16:00 – FREE

•Cheese & Beer pairings with Andy of The Courtyard Dairy using cheese from Long Churn and beer from Tom at Lamb Brewery, Littondale – 15:30 & 18:00 – £10

•Tours of Long Churn Cave and the Cheese-Press with Steph and Mike of Yorkshire Dales Guides – 9:30 & 13:00 – £TBC – Note: the tour will take around 4 hours in total. Timings are such that cavers will arrive back in time for the cheese and beer pairings.

A hand-pump bar operated by Tom of Lamb Brewery and an ice-cream stall operated by Fiona of Bouncing Cow will be open throughout the day.

Event Details

September 14
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Courtyard Dairy
Crows Nest Barn
Austwick, Nr. Settle, LA2 8AS
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