- a rich, medium-hard, white cheese with blue veins, somewhat strong in flavor.
Origin of Wensleydale
First recorded in 1880–85; after Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England, where it is made
Also called Wensleydale cheese.
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Wharfedale, Wensleydale, Swaledale, Teesdale—they are all words with a charm in them.Motor tours in Yorkshire
Mrs. Rodolph Stawell
Wensleydale tells me the true impetus to bolt was the merest trifle.The Sea Lady
Herbert George Wells
It is a memorial of the sports and pastimes for which Wensleydale was famous.
At Richmond we leave the lowlands and strike directly across the rough moorland road to Leyburn in Wensleydale.In Unfamiliar England
Thomas Dowler Murphy
Was it not “about Wensleydale” that George Fox saw “a great people in white raiment by a river-side?”
- a type of white cheese with a flaky texture
- a breed of sheep with long woolly fleece
named after Wensleydale, North Yorkshire
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