A Taste in Time

Learn about traditional and modern food production in the Yorkshire Dales, you can choose from:

  1. Dairying (butter and cheese making)
  2. Preserving (jams and chutneys)

Learn about traditional techniques from farmer’s wife, Mrs H, in a Victorian Kitchen. Then have a go at using original equipment and taste your creation (butter or chutney) with locally sourced oatcakes or warm bread.

Visit a modern factory to see how things are made now in the Yorkshire Dales and taste the different varieties.


  • Meet farmer’s wife, Mrs H, in a Victorian Kitchen and handle historic objects
  • Spend time in the museum discovering what makes the Yorkshire Dales special and distinctive
  • Watch the cheese or preserve making process, taste the products and learn how to make butter or chutney


Price:  £35 per person
Time: 3-4 hours
Group size: 6-20 (larger groups can be accommodated, contact for more info)
Accessibility: 15 minute walk to Wensleydale Creamery, 5 minute walk to Raydale preserves. Dales Countryside Museum is pushchair and wheelchair friendly, with wide aisles, lifts, ramps and a low-level information counter. Tour operator could transport guests between venues.
Parking: Yes
AvailabilityAll Year
Advance booking required
Fitness LevelLow