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.