Richard III Wensleydale Cheese

(2 customer reviews)

£6.85 Per 250g

Slightly tart with a gentle sweetness. Creamy and milky.

King Richard III is a traditional, cloth-bound, cows’ milk cheese that’s moist and creamy, with a honeyed flavour and lower acidity than modern, mass-produced Wensleydale cheeses, and a world away in flavour.

When young, this cheese is clean and fresh tasting, with a mild, slightly lemony, lactic flavour that becomes honeyed.

Weight 200 g

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  • Pasturised
  • Vegetarian
  • Cow's Milk
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Quote from the Cheesemonger:

“There’s no doubt this is from North Yorkshire.” – Harry B.


Richard III Wensleydale cheese is made using an ancient, pre-war recipe. This style of Wensleydale produces a clean and light cheese with a gentle, lemony flavour with hints of honey. This cheese is creamier and not as sharp as the modern mass-produced Wensleydale. We also love that this is local to North Yorkshire and that only a small herd is used, giving more time to ensure every round is just right.

The actual King Richard lll spent a number of his childhood years in Middleham Castle in Wensleydale, some four miles from the original cheesemaker, Suzanne Stirke’s, dairy. Suzanne originally revived the traditional recipe for this great, cloth-bound cows’ milk cheese, and has now been passed it on to Andrew Ridley whose dairy is in Lancashire.

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Richard III Wensleydale Cheese

  1. Malou

    This is THE best Wensleydale I have tasted – the perfect texture, not too crumbly, and no fancy additions!

  2. Bob Pietrowski

    A super Wensleydale. Not to be confused with supermarket products – we really are talking chalk and cheese! Beautiful flavour, nice and crumbly. Strongly recommended.

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