Cheese and Wine Pairing
The classic matching. Exploring the differences in cheese and wine and their flavours. The tasting will look at how they are traditionally matched alongside some interesting new matches to ponder. A talk and tutored tasting on a diverse range of cheese types exploring how they are made and why they taste different. Featuring the finest farmhouse cheeses available in the UK. The talk is by Andy Swinscoe of The Courtyard Dairy, Settle: Andy developed his expertise in traditional farm made and unpasteurised cheeses whilst working for The Fine Cheese Co. and Paxton & Whitefield (Britain’s oldest cheesemonger). In 2010 The Duchess of Northumberland awarded Andy a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to explore the art of ‘cheese maturing’ in France. Andy finally completed his ambition and opened a cheese maturing facility and shop in Settle late last year. The Courtyard Dairy’s mantra is to champion the finest unpasteurised farm made cheeses in Europe.

The steam-hauled train leaves Bolton Abbey at 18.30.  Included in the price is First Class travel on the vintage train, and the wine & cheese tasting session.

Advance booking is essential.

Adults: £29 each.

Wine & Cheese Tasting Specials will run on Saturday 30th May 2020 departing Bolton Station at 6.30PM (arrive for 6.00PM, we’ll have a bar open in Bolton Abbey Buffet)



We’re running the Wine & Cheese Evening in conjunction with ‘Cheesemonger of the year’ Andy Swinscoe from T H E  C O U R T Y A R D  D A I R Y, (Settle), so you are assured a discerning selection of cheeses and a knowledgable talk from Andy.


We do our best to cater for individuals with specialist dietary requirements.  The information below summarises which of our Dales Dining events are suitable for vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs.  If you require more information regarding any aspect of our Dales Dining trains, you can speak to our Catering Manager Ryan Whittaker direct on 07885 986717 between 9am and 6pm.


Vegetarian suitability: The Curry Express, Murder Mystery, Fish & Chips Specials, Breakfast Train, Ploughman's Lunch, Afternoon Teas, Wine & Cheese tastingFaulty Towers - The Dining Experience, Winter Warmers and Cream Teas.  These events are either vegetarian or have an alternative vegetarian option.  Select vegetarian tickets in the checkout (if available).  The Wine & Cheese, Winter Warmers and Cream Teas are all meat-free products and thus for these events specifically vegetarian tickets are not available.

Vegan suitability: The Curry Express.  The vegetarian option of vegetable ginger curry is also suitable for vegans.  Select the vegetarian tickets in the checkout.

Gluten Free: We are not able to cater for coeliacs as we do not have a suitable separate food preparation area on our train. However, we may be able to cater for some gluten free diets on The Curry ExpressCucina - The Italian Dining Experience, Cream TeasThe Ploughman's Lunch, and Winter Warmers. Please contact the catering manager (Ryan Whittaker, 07885 986717) with your requirements in advance of any ticket purchases.

Dogs: Whilst we are a dog friendly Railway we regret (with the exception of guide dogs) we do not allow dogs in our dining carriages.


Cream Teas on a Steam Train through the Yorkshire Dales!
The Curry Express - Steam Train through the Yorkshire Dales!
Fish & Chip Specials on a Steam Train through the Yorkshire Dales!
Wine & Cheese - Steam Train through the Yorkshire Dales!
Strawberry Specials on a Steam Train through the Yorkshire Dales!
Afternoon Tea on a Steam Train through the Yorkshire Dales!



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