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August 2019

Beer, Cider, & Cheese Festival at The George & Dragon

August 24 @ 11:00 am - August 26 @ 11:00 pm
The George and Dragon, The George and Dragon
Hudswell, DL11 6BL United Kingdom
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Our annual festival is back! And it gets bigger and better each year. This year we have; 27+ Real Ales from Yorkshire's best breweries 12+ Real Ciders Pimms & Sour Beer Bar BBQ & Cheese Platters all weekend Live music each day Free entry! Come along, enjoy some beer, cheese, BBQ, play a game of quoits, listen to some music, or just take in the spectacular views. As ever we have marquees in case the weather doesn't co-operate. See you…

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September 2019

Medieval Music in the Dales

September 6 - September 8
Bolton Castle, Leyburn, DL8 4ET United Kingdom + Google Map

Medieval Music in the Dales is England's one and only festival of medieval music. In the incomparable setting of Bolton Castle, it is a long weekend packed full of medieval music-making and enjoyment. This year the weekend focuses on the music of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in honour of the 800th anniversary of the death of William Marshal - often called England's greatest knight. top-rate concerts from leading performers from the UK and France an international exhibition by makers…

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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 follow the clues to get the answer by following the truckles around the beautiful, historic town of Hawes. Searching for the hidden truckles to make a famous word associated with cheese and 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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Courtyard Dairy Cheese Making Course

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Courtyard Dairy, Crows Nest Barn
Austwick, Nr. Settle, LA2 8AS
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Spend a day learning how to make cheese in our purpose-built cheese dairy. Our cheese-making courses are taught by industry expert Andy Swinscoe. You’ll be guided through the background science and technical theory of how to make cheeses, and then experience hands-on cheese-making of two distinctly different cheeses. And you’ll get to take home the cheese you made. (Pre-booking is essential.) 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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Stonebeck Cheese Open Farm Weekend

September 14 @ 11:00 am - September 15 @ 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

Come and visit our remote hill farm at the top of Nidderdale to experience the story of our cheese. Stonebeck Wensleydale is a raw milk farmhouse cheese inspired by the heritage of our farm. The milk for our cheese comes from our herd of Northern Dairy Shorthorn cows, a rare breed native to the Yorkshire Dales. They graze diverse traditional wildflower meadows and pastureland. The cheese’s taste and texture are an expression of our farm and place:  soft and creamy…

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SHEEPtember

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

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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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Bushcraft for Adults

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH United Kingdom
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Come and join us on a practical woodland session exploring a coppiced area of Freeholders Wood. Activities will include cooking on an open fire - halloumi, blackberries and foraged herbs will feature- and for the more adventurous try coffee made from beech nuts or dandelion roots! There will be the chance to have a go at identifying plants, trees and flowers, animal print and habitat. Also wood crafts; making an item to take home, decorating a wood truckle and drawing…

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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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Cheesy Run with Askrigg Camping

September 20 @ 6:00 pm
Askrigg Camping, Lowlands Farm
Askrigg, DL8 3HZ
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Cheesy Run with Askrigg camping

Join Askrigg Camping for a FREE 6 mile trail run! Meet at Askrigg Camping at 6pm on Friday 20th September. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2019: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest19 Booking is essential.

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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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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. Entrance to this event is FREE! There will be butter making and keifer milk demonstrations, felt making workshops and a bike ride with Stage 1 Cycles. Our Dairy Days exhibition will…

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Richmond Walking & Book Festival – opening day of 9

September 28

Welcome to a choice of day-time walks around Richmond & the Northern Dales, as well as an author event in the evening. More details nearer the time from Richmond's Castle Hill Bookshop, tel 01748 824 243 and www.booksandboots.org

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Richmond Walking & Book Festival

September 29

Welcome to a choice of day-time walks around Richmond & the Northern Dales, as well as an author event in the evening. More details nearer the time from Richmond's Castle Hill Bookshop, tel 01748 824 243 and www.booksandboots.org

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