Definition of Wensleydale in English:



  • A light-yellow, firm-textured cow's milk cheese made in England.

    ‘Blue Wensleydale is unusually firm in texture for a blue cheese.’
    • ‘Stilton or a very mature Cheddar have enough of a tang to be interesting, Caerphilly or Wensleydale slightly less so.’
    • ‘There are lots of modest veggie dishes that I prepare for lunch or dinner, such as stuffed pepper with couscous, mushroom and coriander or a lump of Wensleydale on toast.’
    • ‘The farm now produces a wide range of award-winning cheeses including Lancashire, Red Leicester, Double Gloucester, Cheshire and Wensleydale.’
    • ‘The menu consisted of smoked trout, spring chicken, and strawberries and cream, ending with a serving of the Yorkshire cheese, Wensleydale.’
    • ‘One of the best local cheeses is Grimbister, a fresh farmhouse cheese not dissimilar to Wensleydale.’
    • ‘The white part of the cheese is milky and crumbly almost like a Wensleydale.’



/ˈwenzlēˌdāl/ /ˈwɛnzliˌdeɪl/


Named after Wensleydale in Yorkshire.