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September 2019

Heritage Open Days: People Power

September 13 - September 25
The Station, Station Yard
Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4LD United Kingdom
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Celebrate 25 years of Heritage Open Days with us! This year's theme is People Power: Then - Now - Always. We will be marking this event with a special 'Inspirational People' art exhibition from our Richmond primary school pupils. As well as this, we will be running free behind-the-scenes tours of The Station to find out how PEOPLE POWER helped to transform this old railway station into the fantastic film, food and art venue we have today. TOUR DATES: 14th September -…

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Cheese Themed Menu at Jervaulx Abbey Tearoom

September 14 - September 22
Jervaulx Abbey, Jervaulx
Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4PH United Kingdom
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In celebration of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival, Jervaulx Abbey Tearoom will be serving up kit-Calvert cheese scones, with real Wensleydale cheese and their own Wensleydale beer fruit chutney - available all week during the Festival! Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2019: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest19

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Hawes Truckle Trail

September 14 - September 22
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Hay meadows near the upland village of Hawes

Throughout the week of the Cheese Festival you will be able to take part in The Hawes Truckle Trail. Collect a clue map from the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes and search for the cheesy answers marked on “truckles” (the name for a round of cheese) hidden around the town.  Collect all the answers to enter a prize draw to win a traditional Yorkshire delight.

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The Courtyard Dairy – special Yorkshire themed menu

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Courtyard Dairy, Crows Nest Barn
Austwick, Nr. Settle, LA2 8AS
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The Courtyard Dairy in the cheese shop

Come along to the Courtyard Dairy in Settle to experience a delicious set of Yorkshire themed menus, celebrating all that is great about Yorkshire. We will be offering Yorkshire Cheese Fondue, Rhubarb and Baked Yorkshire Ricotta, A Yorkshire sheep's milk ice cream, and of course, Fruitcake and Wensleydale Cheese! Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2019: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest19  

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Humble Pie

September 14 @ 8:30 am - September 22 @ 4:00 pm
Humble Pie, Market Place
Askrigg, North Yorkshire DL8 3HL United Kingdom
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After the great success and the popularity of the Humble Pie for the last 2 years, Elizabeth Fawcett and Betty Guy will be bringing back their delicious delicacy for you to experience during the week of the Cheese Festival. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2019: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest19

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Cheese Menu at The Corn Mill Tea Room, Bainbridge

September 14 @ 9:30 am - September 22 @ 4:30 pm

Throughout the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2019, The Corn Mill Tea Room will be serving a delicious menu with tasty local cheeses and chutneys. There will also be a specials board where you can choose tempting cheesey quiches or soups. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2019: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest19

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A Cornucopia of Cheese and Charcuterie

September 14 @ 10:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
Town End Farm Shop, Airton
Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4BE United Kingdom
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Come along to the Town End Farm Shop and try local cheeses and charcuterie, meet local producers and sample delicious dishes prepared with these fantastic ingredients. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2019: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest19

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Wild Food Forage and Cook-up on Castleberg Crag, Settle

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Drill Hall, Castlebergh Lane
Settle, BD24 9HA
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You’ve seen it on BBC Countryfile, here’s your chance to try it for yourself on home ground.  The next event organised by the ROOTS group will be a foraging event over Castleberg Crag lead by Craig Worrall of Edible Leeds and 4 Wild Seasons.  Craig is a wild food specialist, ethnobotanist, and a highly regarded chef renowned for his foraging days and pop up dining events across the UK.  The ROOTS team feel very privileged to have someone with his knowledge and expertise…

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Stonebeck Cheese Open Farm Weekend

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Low Riggs Farm, Middlesmoor
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 5TA United Kingdom
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Andrew and Sally Hattan holding their Stonebeck Cheese

Experience the story of Stonebeck Raw Wensleydale Cheese during this free guided walk and tour of Andrew and Sally Hattan’s remote upland farm at the top of Nidderdale. Taking inspiration from their farm’s heritage, Andrew and Sally have developed a raw milk farmhouse cheese using milk from their herd of Northern Dairy Shorthorn cows, a rare breed native to the Yorkshire Dales. The cheese is made by hand, pressed and bound in calico before maturing. The taste and texture are an expression…

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Secret Squirrel

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

This is a 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale and other wildlife. Join us on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don't forget your binoculars, if you…

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Dairy Days – A Taste in Time

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous…

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Cheese and Wine Evening

September 20
Fairhursts at Berrys Cafe and Farm Shop, Swinithwaite
Leyburn, DL8 4UH
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As part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park's Cheese Festival, a fantastic celebration of local produce in the Yorkshire Dales, we are having a Cheese and Wine tasting evening on Friday 20 September.

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Butter Making and Cheese Tasting

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH United Kingdom
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Have you ever had a go at making butter? It's quicker and easier than you might think! To link in with the cheese festival, our very own butter expert, Philip Jolley, will show you how to create butter. You can try it on a cracker here, or take it home. Also try some local cheeses with local preserves; it's what Wensleydale is famous for!

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The Home Farmer open farm afternoon

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Home Farm, Thoralby Road
Aysgarth, DL8 3AG
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The Spence family have been dairy farming at Home Farm since 1953 but have only recently ventured into selling their produce direct to consumers. Earlier this year they began selling farm fresh unhomogenised milk from their milk vending machine, which lives inside a converted horse box. In June 2019 they began producing their own farmhouse cheese. On the day there will be regular short guided tours of the farm where you'll be able to meet the cows behind the delicious…

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STARGAZING IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES – Milky Way the star attraction in Keld

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Milky Way the star attraction in Keld  Stargazing experts are inviting the public to enjoy a stunning view of the Milky Way in the ultra dark village of Keld in Upper Swaledale on Saturday 21 September. But places are limited and booking in advance is essential. The Yorkshire Dales is amongst the darkest areas in England and given clear conditions stars will fill the sky from horizon to horizon.   This time of year is the best to glimpse the…

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Lady eating cheese at the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival

The Final Bite

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Our very own Dales Countryside Museum is hosting ‘The Final Bite’ as part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival; it is a mini hub event celebrating local produce and has a farmers’ market style this year. This event, showcasing small, local businesses, will run from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 22 September 2019. There will be butter making and keifer milk demonstrations, felt making workshops and The Firebox Cafe, in Hawes, will be offering a specials menu for the day incorporating Springhill Beef…

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Visitor centre open day and charity cream tea

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Raydale Preserves, 8, Brunt Acres Business Park
Hawes, DL8 3UZ United Kingdom
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We are very excited to be hosting our open day on Sunday the 22nd of September! The event will be part of The Final Bite which our neighbours at The Dales Museum are running to celebrate #CheeseFest19 Pop down for a peruse in our visitor centre and shop in Hawes, sample complimentary tastings and to enjoy a cream tea in aid of The Great North Air Ambulance! We will once again be donating 10% of sales to The Great North…

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Dairy Days – A Taste in Time

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous…

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October 2019

Dairy Days – A Taste in Time

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous…

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Dairy Days – A Taste in Time

October 8 @ 1:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous…

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