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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.

Barncliffe Brie

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Barncliffe Blue

Barncliffe Blue

The blue cheese version of the original brie.

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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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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 - Buffalo Blue

Buffalo Blue

Buffalo Blue is a smooth and creamy blue cheese made from the highest quality milk from a British, single herd of water buffalo. It delivers a well-balanced blue flavour which is complimented with a creamy yet light, nearing cleansing, effect on the palate.

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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

Harrogate Blue 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 - Northern Blue

Northern Blue

Northern Blue was launched in 2019 as the more powerful and more mature brother to Yorkshire Blue.

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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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Miscellaneous

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Coverdale

Coverdale

A hard cheese with a pale yellow rind and a mild, buttery taste. Coverdale is technically a Yorkshire cheese however, this one is currently made in Lancashire.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Coverdale Smoked

Coverdale Smoked

Smoked version of the popular Coverdale. Coverdale is technically a Yorkshire cheese however, this one is currently made in Lancashire.

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

King Richard III Pre-War Wensleydale

Handmade on the farm made to a pre war recipe, the only cheese of its type in the world. The best by a long way bought at a few days old.

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Ribblesdale

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

A mild, creamy, easy going goat cheese in a Manchego style, aged to around three months.

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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 Yorkshire Goats Curd

Ribblesdale Yorkshire Goats Curd

Soft, creamy, citrusy, luscious! You can eat it fresh, on biscuits, with chocolate, with fruit, in a salad or you can bake with it.

Pre order only.

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Swaledale

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 - Yorkshire Cheese

Yorkshire Cheese

Yorkshire cows milk cheese in a black wax.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Smoked Cheese

Yorkshire Smoked Cheese

Yorkshire cows milk cheese naturally smoked in a red wax.

Hawes Wensleydale

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Fountains Gold with Aged Red Leicester

Fountains Gold with Aged Red Leicester

This delicious aged Red Leicester cheese has an unmistakably russet red colour and distinctive nutty taste, typically aged for 15 months to develop its rich depth of flavour.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Fountains Gold with Black Sheep Riggwelter Ale

Fountains Gold with Black Sheep Riggwelter Ale

Rich, creamy mature Cheddar cheese, carefully combined with the roasted malt flavour of Riggwelter, Black Sheep’s strong Yorkshire Ale.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Fountains Gold with Caramelised Onions

Fountains Gold with Caramelised Onions

An amazing burst of flavour; specially selected, smooth creamy cheddar carefully combined with rich, sweet caramelised onions.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Kit Calvert

Kit Calvert

Kit Calvert is a lovingly handcrafted buttery, creamy textured cheese, with a natural rind.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Oak Smoked Wensleydale

Oak Smoked Wensleydale

Naturally smoked using oak chips, producing a cheese with a subtle, smoked flavour, and which retains the crumbly characteristics of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Waxed Wensleydale and Apricots Truckle

Waxed Wensleydale and Apricots Truckle

Sweet & fruity; A perfectly balanced flavour combination of creamy, crumbly Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese with the sweetness of succulent apricots.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Waxed Wensleydale and Cranberries Truckle

Waxed Wensleydale and Cranberries Truckle

Creamy, crumbly & full of flavour Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, carefully combined with the delicate fruity succulence of pure, sweet cranberries. An original creation from The Wensleydale Creamery

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Waxed Wensleydale and Ginger Truckle

Waxed Wensleydale and Ginger Truckle

Deliciously unusual; the oriential piquancy of stem ginger effortlessly complements the freshness of the creamy, crumbly & full of flavour Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Waxed Wensleydale Rhubarb, Ginger & Gin Truckle

Waxed Wensleydale Rhubarb, Ginger & Gin Truckle

Limited Edition!

Creamy, crumbly Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese carefully combined with Stem Ginger, sweet Rhubarb, and Masons Yorkshire Gin.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Waxed Yorkshire Wensleydale Plain

Waxed Yorkshire Wensleydale Plain

Creamy, crumbly & full of flavour.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale and Apricots

Wensleydale and Apricots

Sweet & fruity; A perfectly balanced flavour combination of creamy, crumbly Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese with the sweetness of succulent apricots.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale and Cranberries

Wensleydale and Cranberries

Creamy, crumbly & full of flavour Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, carefully combined with the delicate fruity succulence of pure, sweet cranberries.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale and Ginger

Wensleydale and Ginger

Deliciously unusual; the oriential piquancy of stem ginger effortlessly complements the freshness of the creamy, crumbly & full of flavour Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Wensleydale Blue

Wensleydale Blue

A delicately flavoured creamy blue cheese, Handcrafted at The Wensleydale Creamery. Award-winning Wensleydale Blue has a mellow, yet full flavour, which will appeal to newcomers to blue cheese & connoisseurs alike.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Creamery Double Yorkshire

Yorkshire Creamery Double Yorkshire

Golden in colour and buttery in flavour, this mellow Double Gloucester style cheese is matured for 7 months, the perfect amount of time to give it a smooth, creamy texture and a tangy Yorkshire twist.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Creamery Extra Mature Yorkshire Cheddar

Yorkshire Creamery Extra Mature Yorkshire Cheddar

Yorkshire Cheddar handcrafted from Yorkshire milk for proper strength & character. Aged around 15 months for exceptional, complex flavours, this cheese is rich, robust and rugged.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Creamery Yorkshire  Red

Yorkshire Creamery Yorkshire Red

Unmistakably red and unapologetically nutty, this cheese spends 10 months developing its rich depth of flavour.

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Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Wensleydale

Yorkshire Wensleydale

Creamy, crumbly & full of flavour Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, handcrafted by master cheese-makers to a time-honoured recipe using milk from local farms.

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Yorkshire Dama

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Labneh Spreadable Yoghurt

Labneh Spreadable Yoghurt

Labneh is a healthy replacement for cream cheese, made from pressed yoghurt (comprising of milk,live culture, salt). Vegetarian friendly.

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 Nabulsi

Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese Nabulsi

With onions seeds.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese Naturally Smoked

Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese Naturally Smoked

Made from local 100% cow's milk, salt and vegetarian rennet, and then oak smoked for an amazing new taste.

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

Made with cool mint leaves to refresh your palate whilst still eating our great tasting squeaky cheese.

Made from 100% cow's milk, salt, vegetarian rennet and mint flakes.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese with Rosemary

Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese with Rosemary

Made from local 100% cow's milk, salt and vegetarian rennet, with rosemary.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese Za'Tar

Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese Za'Tar

With wild thyme.

Yorkshire Pecorino

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Leeds Blue Pecorino

Leeds Blue Pecorino

Perfectly aged for 30 days, producing a beautifully rich, creamy and semi-piquant flavour. Mario only uses the very best Ewes milk, produced locally on a farm in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Yorkshire Pecorino Leeds Blue is a multi-award winner within this range.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Pecorino Fiore

Yorkshire Pecorino Fiore

This is the oldest cheese in this range, and one of the award winners. Yorkshire Pecorino Fiore is not rushed, they allow the ageing process to take between 6 and 8 months to complete. As a result of this ageing process the cheese has a mild picante flavour producing slightly nutty notes.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Yorkshire Pecorino Fresco

Yorkshire Pecorino Fresco

A young cheese from this range. Through the reduced aging process, this cheese is creamy soft with a yoghurt flavour. They allow the Yorkshire Pecorino Fresco to mature for 30 days using pasteurized local ewes milk and animal rennet.

The Home Farmer

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Old Roan

Old Roan

Made using raw milk to a slow traditional recipe, resulting in a cheese that is smooth and creamy in texture. This means that, not only is it an incredible addition to your cheeseboard, it also melts nicely so you can cook with it too. They use unpasteurised milk to give it added flavour. The milk travels a mere 5 metres from the milking parlour to the processing room next door! The cheese is clothbound and aged in the maturing room for 3-4 months.