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Yorkshire Cheese

There's no disputing that Yorkshire folk know their cheese. Here is a celebration of the best our region has to offer to suit every taste and palette.

Shepherd's Purse

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Blue Monday

Blue Monday

Named by Alex James of Blur after his favourite New Order song, this cheese is complex and creamy, with bold cracks and streaks of blue - Steely, Spicy and sweet!

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Bluemin White

Bluemin White

Bluemin White is a melt-in-the-mouth cheese. Matured in a ripening room to develop a blue rind, the creamy texture and mature flavours make for a wonderful, oozing cheese.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Fine Fettle

Fine Fettle

A ewes milk soft cheese based on a Greek feta recipe, the cheese is left in water to reduce it’s saltiness unlike it’s Greek counterpart.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Harrogate Blue

Harrogate Blue

Hade by Shepherds Purse that comes in a 750g half-moon and has an age profile of 10-12 weeks. It is a soft blue cheese made with red curd very similar in colour to a Blacksticks blue and it has a peppery taste to it.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Katy’s Lavender

Katy’s Lavender

A fresh ewes milk cheese coated in lavender, made by shepherds purse in North Yorkshire.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Mrs Bell’s Blue Ewes

Mrs Bell’s Blue Ewes

From the same stable as the Yorkshire blue cows milk, this is the only ewes milk blue cheese made in Yorkshire.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Olde York

Olde York

A fresh, soft, pasteurised ewes milk cheese coated in wax.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Blue Cows

Yorkshire Blue Cows

“Yorkshire Blue is a traditional, vegetarian, blue cheese made from 100% Yorkshire cow’s milk. Handcrafted, the cheese is matured over a period of 8 weeks during which the cheese is turned to ensure uniform blue veining and creaminess.”

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Barncliffe Brie

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Barncliffe Brie

Barncliffe Brie

A hand crafted artisan, Yorkshire soft cheese direct from the dairy we are the only wholesaler distributor to supply this cheese.

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Miscellaneous

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Bronte Cheese

Bronte Cheese

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Bronte Cheese Bramwell Smoked Apple

Bronte Cheese Bramwell Smoked Apple

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - King Richard III Pre-War Wensleydale Recipe

King Richard III Pre-War Wensleydale Recipe

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yellisons Goats Log

Yellisons Goats Log

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Ribblesdale

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Aged Goats Gouda

Ribblesdale Aged Goats Gouda

Matured for 6 months, this cheese has a nutty, sweet taste, and is traditionally bandaged. A golden colour, with crystal content, the texture is creamy and smooth with a salty finish on the palate.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Ewes Milk (Natural Rind)

Ribblesdale Ewes Milk (Natural Rind)

An even textured cheese with a wonderful nose. Upon first impression on the palate, it has hints of paremsan, but a wonderful crumbly cheese prevails.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Ewes Milk (Red Wax)

Ribblesdale Ewes Milk (Red Wax)

A strong, creamy, white cheese made with ewes milk and wrapped in red wax.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Goats Milk (Green Wax)

Ribblesdale Goats Milk (Green Wax)

A young goats cheese, from Iona Hill, coated in wax, can be eaten young but I prefer to mature them for at least 3 months.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Goats Milk Blue

Ribblesdale Goats Milk Blue

A crumbly blue veined goats cheese, a great addition to the range.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Mature Goats (Natural Rind)

Ribblesdale Mature Goats (Natural Rind)

A creamy goats with a salty, clean taste. A firm but creamy texture, a classic hard goats cheese, continental in style and very savoury.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Mature Goats (White Wax)

Ribblesdale Mature Goats (White Wax)

A brittle, parmesan-like texture, with a distinct salty taste. Wrapped in a clean white wax.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Original Goats

Ribblesdale Original Goats

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Sebastopol

Ribblesdale Sebastopol

Based on a Swiss recipe, a natural rinded goats cheese matured for 6-8 weeks.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Smoked Goats Cheese

Ribblesdale Smoked Goats Cheese

Arguably the best naturally smoked goats cheese a naturally oak smoked cheese coated in brown wax.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Superior Goats

Ribblesdale Superior Goats

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Superior Smoked Goats

Ribblesdale Superior Smoked Goats

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Unpasteurised Wensleydale

Ribblesdale Unpasteurised Wensleydale

Brand new in 2017, the only unpasteurised Wensleydale cheese on the market. Full of flavour, and wonderfully unique.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Yorkshire Goats Curd

Ribblesdale Yorkshire Goats Curd

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Yorkshire Red

Ribblesdale Yorkshire Red

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Ribblesdale Yorkshire Red (Waxed)

Ribblesdale Yorkshire Red (Waxed)

A coloured rich and nutty mild goat cheese. The only red coloured goats cheese on the market, and a good one at that!

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Swaledale

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Bedale Farmhouse

Bedale Farmhouse

Hand made in Richmond, North Yorkshire, a hard pressed cheese, we were the first wholesaler in the world to have this cheese made in a 1kg size.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Swaledale Blue

Swaledale Blue

Creamy in colour with distinctive blue veins running throughout. Soft, moist, open texture complimented by a mild smooth flavour with a slight tang.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Swaledale Cows Milk (Natural Rind)

Swaledale Cows Milk (Natural Rind)

Again made by the reeds, a smooth, moist, semi hard cheese which is best eaten young between 2 and 4 months.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Swaledale Ewes Milk (Natural Rind)

Swaledale Ewes Milk (Natural Rind)

A medium flavoured cheese with an exceptionally clean after taste and a natural rind.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Swaledale Ewes Milk (Waxed)

Swaledale Ewes Milk (Waxed)

Mild and smooth with a slight tang that compliments its soft moist open texture.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Swaledale Goats Milk (Natural Rind)

Swaledale Goats Milk (Natural Rind)

White in colour with a soft moist open texture. Smooth and tangy with a much milder flavour.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Swaledale Goats Milk (White Waxed)

Swaledale Goats Milk (White Waxed)

Mild and smooth with a slight tang that compliments its soft moist open texture.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Swaledale Richmond Smoked

Swaledale Richmond Smoked

A naturally oak smoked Swaledale coated in red wax.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Swaledale with Theakstons Old Peculiar Ale

Swaledale with Theakstons Old Peculiar Ale

Swaledale with Theakstons old peculiar ale added. A wonderful twist on a classic cheese. Coated in a black wax.

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Wensleydale

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Abbots Bronze

Abbots Bronze

From the Hawes Dairy, traditional cheddar combined with sweet balsamic onions. A burst of flavour!

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Abbots Gold

Abbots Gold

From the Hawes Dairy, traditional cheddar combined with caramalised onions.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Cheddar and Pepper Sliced

Cheddar and Pepper Sliced

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Coverdale

Coverdale

Made at Kirby Malzard near Rippon, this unique cheese is smoother than a Wensleydale and has a sharper flavour. Perfect for those that like an exceptionally creamy cheese with a bit more bite.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Coverdale Smoked

Coverdale Smoked

Smoked Coverdale is produced at Hawes Dairy, and is a naturally smoked cheese made using pasteurised cow’s milk.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Double Gloucester Sliced

Double Gloucester Sliced

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Fountains Gold

Fountains Gold

Cheddar style semi-firm cheese made using jersey milk.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Hot and Spicy Sliced

Hot and Spicy Sliced

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Smoked Cheddar Sliced

Smoked Cheddar Sliced

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Waxed Wensleydale Abbots Choice Truckle

Waxed Wensleydale Abbots Choice Truckle

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Waxed Wensleydale Kit Calvert Truckle

Waxed Wensleydale Kit Calvert Truckle

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Waxed Wensleydale with Apricot Truckle

Waxed Wensleydale with Apricot Truckle

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Waxed Wensleydale with Cranberry Truckle

Waxed Wensleydale with Cranberry Truckle

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Waxed Wensleydale with Garlic & Chive Truckle

Waxed Wensleydale with Garlic & Chive Truckle

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Waxed Wensleydale with Ginger Truckle

Waxed Wensleydale with Ginger Truckle

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale

Wensleydale

The classic, well known crumbly Wensleydale cheese.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale & Apricot

Wensleydale & Apricot

With a rich, fruity and tangy flavour this is a colourful addition to any cheese board.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale & Blueberry

Wensleydale & Blueberry

Sweet and fragrant, a mild, crumbly cheese brightened with blueberries.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale & Cranberry

Wensleydale & Cranberry

This creamy cheese is carefully combined with delicate, fruity, sweet cranberries.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale & Ginger

Wensleydale & Ginger

A fine fruity, rich and tangy cheese is great for the cheese board.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale & Pineapple

Wensleydale & Pineapple

Sweet, fruity pieces of pineapple, carefully combined for a natural sweetness.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale Blue

Wensleydale Blue

A crumbly blue veined cheese. Matured for 10 weeks with a natural mould rind.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale Blue 16

Wensleydale Blue 16

An eye-catching russet coloured cheese, full or character The creamy, velvety texture of the cheese leads you through to sweet caramel notes and a nutty, savoury flavour. Brand new to the market for 2017!

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale Hot & Spicy

Wensleydale Hot & Spicy

Made by Wensleydale, this is a cheddar with flaming jalepenos and sweet chillies.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale Kit Calvert Truckle

Wensleydale Kit Calvert Truckle

Kit Calvert is a lovingly handcrafted creamy textured cheese, cloth rinded and vacuum packed.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale Oak Smoked

Wensleydale Oak Smoked

Handcrafted cheese, smoked naturally using oak chips to give a subtle flavour.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale Sliced

Wensleydale Sliced

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale Tall

Wensleydale Tall

A plain Wensleydale, in whole truckle.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale Top Tier Cloth Bound

Wensleydale Top Tier Cloth Bound

Handmade with traditional animal rennet, looks and tastes the part.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale Wedge Portions

Wensleydale Wedge Portions

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Cheddar

Yorkshire Cheddar

Handcrafted at the award-winning Wensleydale Creamery, Yorkshire Cheddar is brand new for summer 2018. An exceptional cheddar, typically aged for 15 months, producing strength and character.

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Yorkshire Dama

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Labneh - Yorkshire Spreadable Yoghurt

Labneh - Yorkshire Spreadable Yoghurt

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese

Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese

The classic Yorkshire squeaky cheese. A multi award-winning ‘squeaky cheese’ made using fresh British milk.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese naturally smoked

Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese naturally smoked

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese with Chilli

Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese with Chilli

Perfect for those who like a kick with their cheese. Added chilli flakes to compliment the creamy squeaky cheese.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese with Mint

Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese with Mint

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese with Rosemary

Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese with Rosemary