Swaledale Cheese

Artisanal Cheese by Swaledale Cheese, Swaledale Valley in North Yorkshire. 

Swaledale Cheese, rooted in the picturesque Swaledale Valley in North Yorkshire, is renowned for its distinctive and flavourful cheeses that embody the rich heritage of the region. The tradition of Swaledale cheese-making dates back to the 11th century when Cistercian monks first brought their cheese-making expertise to the valley. This legacy was revived in the late 20th century when David and Mandy Reed, descendants of local farming families, re-established the craft in 1987. Swaledale Cheese is celebrated for its unique character, derived from using locally sourced milk and traditional techniques passed down through generations. The creamery produces a variety of cheeses, including the original crumbly Swaledale and the rich, tangy Swaledale Blue. Each cheese is carefully handcrafted, reflecting the rugged beauty and pastoral traditions of the Swaledale Valley. Today, Swaledale Cheese stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Yorkshire’s dairy farming and the timeless appeal of its artisanal cheeses.