A valley in Yorkshire, Northern England. Also a cheese. White Wensleydale cheese has a mild, slightly sweet flavour with a honey aftertaste, whereas blue Wensleydale is robust in flavour. Originally Wensleydale was sold either 'fresh' - white, or 'ripe' - blue. White Wensleydale cheese is only ripened for 3 weeks and is made from a lightly pressed, finely cut curd leaving a high moisture content giving a slightly crumbly, flaky texture. The celebrated Blue Veined Wensleydale requires six months to mature. It has a smooth creamy texture similar to Stilton but with a mellower flavour.