Three Generations of Lancashire Cheesemaking
Dewlay Cheesemakers is a third generation family owned cheesemaking dairy – the name comes from the French term “Du Lait” – founded in 1957 by George Kenyon. The dairy is now owned and managed by his grandsons Nick & Richard Kenyon and Dewlay continues to produce cheese with the same care and attention and using the same traditional methods their grandfather used in the 1950s.
The dairy is based just outside the market town of Garstang and employs more than 70 people.
Dewlay works with 10 local family dairies in the area and makes approximately 2,000 tonnes of cheese per annum. While the dairy makes a range of different cheese types including Cheddar, Wensleydale, Double Gloucester and Red Leicester, what Dewlay are most known for is Lancashire Cheese including award winning Creamy, Crumbly and Tasty Lancashire, Garstang Blue, and Garstang White.
Dewlay is open to the public and have their own award winning cheese shop on site, along with a small museum and purpose built cheese viewing platform where visitors can learn about the cheesemaking process from start to finish and watch the cheesemakers hard at work – right before their eyes!