UK cheese maker Wensleydale Creamery has teamed up with Masons Yorkshire Gin to create a new gin-flavoured cheese.
Called Yorkshire Wensleydale with caramelised orange and Masons Yorkshire gin cheese, the product is said to create a “deliciously indulgent flavour” to be enjoyed by cheese and gin lovers alike.
In search of a new cheese pairing for its Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, and responding to the continuing popularity of gin, the Wensleydale Creamery said it found the perfect partner with Masons Yorkshire Gin.
Wensleydale Creamery branded packaging features the Masons Yorkshire Gin logo in a move to highlight the provenance of the gin used to make the cheese.
Masons Yorkshire Gin founder Cathy Mason with Wensleydale Creamery managing director David Hartley.
David Hartley, managing director of Wensleydale Creamery, said: “Masons Yorkshire Gin shares our proud Yorkshire heritage and passion for tradition and craftsmanship. It’s a privilege to partner with another award-winning Yorkshire producer to give cheese and gin lovers a fresh twist on the beloved Yorkshire Wensleydale.”
Cathy Mason, founder of Masons Yorkshire Gin, added: “We are so excited about the partnership between Masons and the Wensleydale Creamery. Having been a fan of Yorkshire Wensleydale for many years, we never imagined one day we would be bringing our flavours together to produce an innovative gin-inspired blend of the creamery’s delicious cheese.”
The new cheese will be available at UK independent retailers in 200g waxed cheese truckles and 1.25kg deli cheese from 22 October. It will also go on sale at the deli counter of Waitrose stores from 5 December.
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