York Minster as you’ve never seen it before – made out of cheese!

1 Aug 2016 @ 7.12 pm
| Shopping
The real York Minster from the air. Don't try and bite into this one. Photograph: Sgt Jamie Peters
The real York Minster from the air. Don’t try and bite into this one. Photograph: Sgt Jamie Peters

There are lots of cheesy ways to celebrate Yorkshire Day – but this one is absolutely crackers.

Someone had the bright idea to recreate York Minster in the finest Wensleydale.

First, Yorkshire supermarket Asda conducted a Twitter poll to discover what was Yorkshire’s favourite landmark. Unsurprisingly Europe’s largest Gothic cathedral won the vote, with 52% of votes cast.

Then the Asda team took this news to food artist Prudence Staite and commissioned her to carve, craft and sculpt the cathedral in solid cheese for Yorkshire Day.

It took more than 75kg of Yorkshire’s finest Wensleydale cheese to make the Minster.

And here it is…

Big cheese: York Minster carved from Wensleydale
Big cheese: York Minster carved from Wensleydale

Rick Banks, senior buying manager for Asda, said:

We wanted to create something special for Yorkshire Day and what could be better than creating Yorkshire’s favourite landmark – out of Yorkshire cheese.

We’re committed to working with local suppliers across Yorkshire and we know our consumers across the county are very passionate about buying local and quality products.

We hope everyone has a brie-lliant day of celebration this Monday!



We apologise to readers for the gratuitous use of cheese-based puns.

In another ode to Yorkshire Day, Asda renamed their own brand Wine gums to Ee-By-Gums for one day only.

Chews news
Chews news

Asda currently has around 40 Yorkshire suppliers and stocks over 200 local lines across its Yorkshire stores.