Cornish Yarg

Cornish Yarg


Cornish Yarg gets its name from the original cheese maker, farmer Alan Gray (Yarg spelt backwards), who reportedly discovered the 17th Century recipe in his attic and set about recreating it. Today the cheese is produced by Catherine Mead and her team at Lynher Dairies in Ponsanooth, Cornwall

Cornish Yarg is a nettle-wrapped semi-hard cheese made from grass rich Cornish milk.  The leaves, which attract naturally occurring moulds, are brushed onto the cheese in concentric circles. As the cheese matures, the edible wrap imparts a delicate, mushroomy taste and develops its unique bloomy white appearance.

Once matured, nettled Yarg is fresh, lemony and creamy under its beautiful rind, with an irresistible crumble in the core.

Made with pasteurised cow’s milk. Not suitable for vegetarians.