Date: Sunday 22nd September 2019
Time: 10am to 4pm
As part of the Cheese Festival, Celebrating Local Produce we are hosting “The Final Bite” it is a mini hub event celebrating local produce and has a farmers’ market style. This event, showcasing small, local businesses, and will run from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 22 September 2019.
Entrance to this event is FREE!
We already have a cracking line-up of businesses attending, but look out for more coming soon…
Where to start!
Long Churn Cheese
Long Churn Cheese is run by a young couple who produce sheep’s milk cheeses – they will be giving a talk about their journey into the world of dairy-sheep farming and cheese making.
The Home Farmer
The Home Farmer will also be there – another popular, new business on the scene whose milk vending machines have been a massive hit and who are now set to launch their own raw cheese in September.
But as much as we love cheese, it’s also about celebrating all our other spectacular local produce and the wonderful businesses we have here in the Yorkshire Dales – and we want nothing more than to shout about this and to share this with you.
- Taplin and Mageean – gin
- Dent Brewery – ales
- Stuart Clarkson – wood crafts
- That’s Sew Ewe – felt crafts
- Land of Rope and Glory – bespoke home accessories
- Rachel Thorton – Artist/ printmaker
- Bakes and Balls – feel good food
- Springhill Beef and Lamb – premium quality meat
- Wensleydale Ice-Cream – Ice-cream
- Firebox Café – coffee shop with quality light refreshments
If you would like to try these products you will find them on the Firebox Café special menu for this day along with Wensleydale Ice-cream and special Home Farmer milk shakes.
Demonstrations and workshops
All of this local produce is very tempting, but we’ve also got some special events for those of you who want something more hands-on…
Have you ever had a go at making butter? Well let me tell you right now – if not, you’re missing out. It’s quicker and easier than you might think! We will be having a demonstration of the art of butter making to show you how to make your own butter. You can sample it on a cracker, or take it home – as you wish.
Felted Mouse Workshop
We also have a felting workshop with That’s Sew Ewe in the museum, where you can learn how to make cute little mice out of felt – as you know there is never cheese without a mouse, or is it there’s never a mouse without cheese?
There will be a charge of £10/head for this. The workshop will last for an hour and will be at 10.00 – 11.00, 12.00-13.00 and 14.00-15.00.
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Jane Sammels, from Curriculum Kitchen, will also be there making kefir milk – created from fermented milk – which is promoted as a very healthy drink and is very on trend at the moment. Why not give it a try?!
Bike Activity @Stage1Cycles
And last, but by no means least, Stage 1 Cycles will be leading a bike activity on the community field! More details to follow soon…
A FREE Truckle Trail will be running from 14 to 22 September around Hawes. There is so much to explore, including a visit to the newly refurbished Raydale Preserves. We couldn’t have you missing out – if you take part in the Truckle Trail you are automatically entered into a prize draw to win some amazing Yorkshire prizes!
Dairy Days exhibition
Not only all this, but we have our excellent exhibition of the Dairy Days project. This exhibition is the culmination of a two year project to research and share the story of dairying in Wensleydale. The local community has shared personal stories and collections helping to bring the wonderful historic dairying artefacts and archive photographs in the Museum collection to life.