Wensleydale with Cranberries
Wensleydale is historically a fresh, mild cheese that has a moist, crumbly texture. It lends itself well to additions of fruit or other flavorings such as cranberries. Originally, it was made by monks using sheep’s milk exclusively, but has evolved to being made with cow’s milk as well. There are several areas across the UK that produce Wensleydale, including North Yorkshire, Shropshire, and Cheshire. These creameries make five different types of Wensleydale based on the age and flavor of the cheese, and the mildest variety is what you will find in Wensleydale with Cranberries.
Wensleydale with Cranberries makes a wonderful addition to a variety of hot desserts such as pies or crumbles that may appear on your fall menus. It can also be enjoyed on a cheese board for lunch or as part of an afternoon snack. The cranberries in this Wensleydale also lead the cheese to pair well with fruity white wines like Pinot Grigio, or even local wines like Bluestone Vineyard’s Beau or Cross Keys Joy White. So grab some Wensleydale with Cranberries and enjoy the flavors of fall all November long!