What’s on your festive cheeseboard?

Gone are the days when the Christmas cheeseboard could be solved by a cursory supermarket sweep. Interest in British artisan cheese has soared in the last decade helped by small producers like us. It’s a friendly industry to belong to. We meet up often, and are always interested in each others’ working processes and techniques (not to mention the tasting sessions). So it gives us a real sense of pride and pleasure to see Yarg, Kern or Stithians included on a festive cheeseboard. We hope some of our cheeses have found their way on to yours and that you enjoy every crumb. We’ll be suggesting what to do with any leftovers in the new year (not that you’ll have any!).

Happy Christmas, everyone.

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Mixed boxes, whole wheels, half Yargs…all now available online

Shopping for award-winning cheese is easy! With Cornish Yarg, Wild Garlic Yarg and Stithians now available straight from our dairy in all sorts of sizes, shapes and combinations, there’s something for everyone. We offer a choice of delivery dates to any address in the UK with the option of a message if you’re sending it as a gift. Contact the dairy on sales@lynherdairies.co.uk if you need any help.

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Stithians online

Our special edition Stithians cheeses

Our customer research told us you wanted to be able to buy Stithians more easily so this winter, we’re going to be selling our Stithians cheese in 900g baby truckles direct from our dairy online shop.

Affectionately known as ‘Naked Yarg’, Stithians is made to the same recipe as Yarg but left to mature without being wrapped in leaves resulting in a fresh, young cheese with lemony hints. A creamy, delicate taste makes it a delicious and versatile cheese for sharing. We also make Stithians in larger wheels, leaving them to mature for much longer which creates a harder cheese with deeper flavours and more farmhouse in nature.

Check out our new shop page now!

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How to make the perfect lunchbox

Back to work, school, real life – it’s a drag after all that relaxed outdoor living. Experts say you can keep the holiday feeling going by employing the same habits you enjoyed over the summer. If you are anything like us, that means simple, good food with little or no preparation. Think picnic. Apple, Yarg, a chunk of good bread – job done (oh, and young children love to boast that they eat nettles for lunch!)

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Stithians – as good as it’s always been

We’re busy making our Stithians cheese in the dairy at the moment (not to say we aren’t equally busy with Yarg and Kern production!) and it struck us that some of you might not be as familiar with it as you are our other cheeses.

This isn’t because it’s new – in fact, it’s a recipe that goes back almost as long as Lynher Dairies itself does – but because we only make it from time to time as a Limited Edition treat. Named after our local village, it’s a lovely fresh semi hard cheese that gains a great depth of flavour as it matures.

Some of you are already in the know, but if you aren’t and would like to try it this winter, do ask at your local deli. We’ll do our best to point them in the right direction to secure a truckle or two.

 

 

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Gold, silver and bronze!

We’re delighted with our latest haul of awards from the Great Taste Awards 2018.

Three stars for Kern, our long maturing black waxed farmhouse cheese, a silver for our nettled Yarg and a bronze for Wild Garlic.

These wins come hot on the back of another three at this year’s British Cheese Awards, again for all three cheeses, Take another bow, please, Lynher cheesemakers!

 

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A Yarg kind of summer…

We have long been on a campaign to banish plastic cheese from the British picnic …and the British barbecue come to that. It really has no place when a cheese as delicious and easy to get hold of as Yarg is available.

Its low melting point makes it an ideal cheese to melt over burgers, and as far as popping a slice between two pieces of home made bread goes, why wouldn’t you?

We’ve been building an extensive database of stockists so if you are having any difficulty finding Yarg in your area, wherever in the UK that might be, give us a ring at the dairy on 01872 870789 or email us at sales@lynherdairies.co.uk and we will point you in the right direction.

If it’s a large party you’re planning, then buy a whole truckle or two of nettled or wild garlic straight from our dairy, by going to our Shop page. They sit too prettily on a cheeseboard to go unnoticed.

Enjoy the sunshine!

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Gold, Gold, Silver, Bronze!

Nope, not a child’s playground skipping game but our latest haul of awards from the British Cheese Awards 2018.

Our nettled Yarg won not one but two Golds – one for the traditional recipe and the other for the vegetarian variety. Wild Garlic scooped a silver and our new cheese Kern was awarded a bronze. Take a bow, please, Lynher cheesemakers!

The British Cheese Awards are held in Somerset at the Royal Bath and West show ground, and showcase more than a thousand cheeses from all over the UK.

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What does it take to be a cheese judge?

Lynher Dairies owner Catherine Mead and dairy Director Dane Hopkins both know the answer to that often asked question, having judged at both national and international level. Their senses for a great cheese are well honed!

 

Now chair of the Specialist Cheese Association, Catherine’s knowledge of the many different cheesemaking processes is invaluable.

“Taste, texture, aroma and appearance are four good places to start when it comes to considering a good cheese,” she explains. “A great artisan cheese has to tick all boxes. Flavour is obvious, but texture plays an important part in the enjoyment. Smell too – in some cases, the smellier the better. And not all cheeses are breathtakingly pretty, but for us, a naturally occurring mould is a beautiful thing!”

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A little birdie tells us…

Yarg comes wrapped in waxed paper

Maybe not a little birdie but a spot of market research has revealed something we didn’t realise and that is that quite a lot of you have heard of Yarg and would like to try it but don’t know where to go to buy it. This is a terrible state of affairs!

Yarg is actually widely stocked in the UK, from delis and fine food shops to local farm shops and Michelin starred restaurants. If it isn’t offered by your favourite artisan cheese seller, then please do ask someone behind the counter to get some in! We sell to wholesalers up and down the country so can help with supply. Yarg can also be found in Waitrose and other selected stores.

Please call us at the dairy on 01872 870789 or email us at sales@lynherdairies.co.uk if you need any further help.

Look out for us at food fairs and agricultural shows too. And if you want a beautiful baby truckle (around 900g) as soon as possible, then simply go to our Shop page, place an order and we will do the rest.

 

 

 

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