Want a unique dessert idea for the holidays? How about Wensleydale with Cranberries cheese, ginger snaps, and Rosa Regale? Don’t take our word for it, though — this creative combination comes from Robin Sue’s Big Red Kitchen.
If you’ve never had it, Wensleydale cheese is hand-made in the town of Hawes in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, from milk drawn from cows grazing the sweet limestone pastures on surrounding farms in Upper Wensleydale. It was originally a blue cheese made by French Cistercian monks from the Roquefort region, but over the centuries it evolved into a white cheese (though blue versions do exist), and it’s often mixed with fruits such as cranberries and . Fans of Monty Python’s Flying Circus may remember Wensleydale mentioned during skit called “The Cheese Shop”:
Joe Janish is Director of Public Relations for Banfi Vintners, a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), and a veteran of the wine industry for over 20 years. He launched one of the first wine blogs back in 1997, the now-defunct “Wine Dictator,” and cut his teeth on his grandfather’s homemade wine. He still keeps a copy of Wine for Dummies nearby for reference.