Wensleydale cheese is produced in Hawes in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England. There are five main types:
Real Yorkshire Wensleydale is usually shaped into a variety of weights moulds ranging in size from a small flat disc known as a "truckle" that is highly pressed, and preserved in wax, to several larger cheeses—it is a mild cheese with an acidic-honeyed flavour
Mature Wensleydale is a harder, more highly-flavoured version of the Real Yorkshire Wensleydale and highly prized by cheese connoisseurs
Extra Mature Wensleydale the strongest Wensleydale cheese, is matured for nine months.
Blue Wensleydale has blue veins and is produced in range of sizes. It is highly flavoured but less salty than the classic British blue Stilton.
Oak Smoked Wensleydale is cold smoked to produce a cheese with a special tang and texture
Textures from Telzey and Brenda Starr