Wensleydale is one of my favourite English cheeses. Hang on, who am I kidding? This cheese is awesome!
You only have to watch a couple of episodes of Wallace and Gromit to figure out that this cheese is definitely worth making. Mind you, it does take quite a while to make. The last time I made this cheese, it took me about 9 hours from pouring the milk into the pot, to the last pressing. Then it was another 12 hours before I removed it from the press, and allowed it to air dry for a few days.
The version in the video tutorial has a layer of dried sage leaves, which gives Wensleydale cheese an extra whack of flavour, however it is equally as good without this added herb.
If you only have a limited data plan and cannot watch the video via YouTube, our Cheese Making DVD Volume 2 also has this tutorial as well as video tutorials for 3 other semi-hard cheeses.
Have fun curd nerds!