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If you’re a bit of a foodie and enjoy nothing more than tasting foods from around the world, then booking yourself into a North Yorkshire Hotel and whiling away the days tasting the cuisines of Yorkshire probably isn’t on your radar. However, Yorkshire has a long history of foods associated with it. Let’s take the most obvious: Yorkshire pudding. Who doesn’t have a Yorkshire pudding with their roast beef? Or chicken? Or any meal that involves gravy? The Yorkshire pudding is a staple of the famous British Sunday Lunch and dates all the way back to 1737.

Another widely known food that originates from Yorkshire and is still manufactured and dispatched from the area today is Wensleydale Cheese. Wensleydale Creamery has been handcrafting cheese for more than 100 years to the time honoured traditional recipes. The business of making the cheese has had its ups and downs over the years but was greatly boosted in the 1990’s by a certain Yorkshire man called Wallace, a cheese enthusiast whose favourite cheese is the now famous Wensleydale. “Gromit, that’s it! Cheese! We’ll go somewhere where there’s cheese!”, “No cheese, Gromit. Not a bit in the house.”, “Get off me cheese! GET OFF!”

Other foods associated with the county are Curd tart, along with Parkin, a sweet ginger cake, the beverage ginger beer, Liquorice Sweet and of course the many chocolate factories that have played a prominent role in the confectionary industry: Rowntree’s, Terry’s and Thornton’s. Now, if this doesn’t make you book into North Yorkshire Accommodation and eat Yorkshire Pud and Wensleydale cheese all day then maybe knowing that Yorkshire has a beautiful scenic countryside, chic cities and over 800 attractions ranging from World Heritage sites to mining museums, ruined castles and abbeys along with serene gardens, interesting breweries, thrilling rides and industrial heritage will.


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