Saturday, November 24, 2012

Oh Wensleydale

A long while ago I dedicated a post entirely to Avocados. Why? Because I love Avocados. And I also love cheese. And I very much so love Wensleydale.

Last December while I was in Florida visiting Nickolas' parents for New Years, his mother served us some wine and cheese. There sat a white cheese with red things in it. I had no idea what it was, when I looked at it, it appeared to me as a savory cheese. Little did I know, it was going to be my newest favorite cheese.

Describing Wensleydale is hard. Because in fact, Wensleydale is soft. In comparison to Feta, Wensleydale is slightly softer, it is crumbly and can only be sliced when cold. Otherwise you end up with small crumbles. But on the other hand, Wensleydale, just like most cheeses is better served at room temperature.

Wensleydale comes in a vareity "flavors" it comes with blueberries, apricots and cranberries.

Personally, I think the one with cranberries is THE BEST. The Apricot is just not what you'd expect it to be and I actually have never had the blueberry one (yet) but I still think the cranberry one will beat it out.

I'm not sure what you are suppose to eat this cheese with, I can eat a whole block by myself, and that's usually how things go down. I try to savor it, I try to make it last, but it's a huge addiction, I'm in deep. I think it is a holiday cheese, and I am actually hoping for that because I would love to buy a whole wheel of it. For me It tastes good with crackers, it would probably taste good with some sliced turkey. You know, like Thanksgiving dinner? Maybe.. not.

I have probably consumed 3/4 a wheel by now, and I am trying to come up with some recipes to use it in. Otherwise, I will just stick to eating it right out of the packaging

Where can you buy Wensleydale in the states: Whole Foods. 16.99/lb. (But of course you can just ask to cut you a sliver for a tasting. And a 2 inch thick block costs about 5 -7 dollars)


  1. you made me hungry and it is 00:39 my time...

    xo Bea =)

  2. Yum! There was a cheese shop in Oregon that my grandma used to take us to and your post just brought back delicious cheese memories!

  3. Found you from the blog hop, I love your post on avocados, but the cheese is awesome! I have to try this!

  4. Cheese is my weakness and I love trying new kinds! If I ever find Wensleydale I will have to buy it!

    Nicole @ Culinary Cool

  5. This cheese sounds amazing (sweet and savory) and I really love that you dedicated an entire post to cheese. Girl after my own heart.

  6. It was FATE for me to find your blog today because I JUST BOUGHT this cheese TODAY!! NO. JOKE. One of my absolute FAVORITE cheeses and can you believe that I had forgotten ALL about it?! That is, until TODAY when I saw it sitting in the cheese case at The Fresh Market. I wasted no time...stuffed it in my cart faster than you could bat your pretty little lashes. I say, "Tis the season!!!"