The cheese has a fresh, clean taste which, along with the lively tartness of the cranberries, helps the cheese to act as a foil alongside overly rich food, such as servings of mince tarts or Christmas fruitcake.
It is generally aged 3 to 4 weeks, and then released to the market in time for Christmas sales.
Wensleydale Cheese with Cranberries is not for cooking, but rather is a table cheese.
In 2010, 29% of all Wensleydale Cheese sold was this cranberry version.
It used to be sold seasonally but now is available year round.