About us

Lynher Dairies, owned by Catherine Mead, is home to Cornish Yarg, Cornish Kern and Stithians. Every truckle comes from our small, rural dairy in mid Cornwall. We’ve been wrapping our Yargs in nettle leaves since the 1980s, introducing our wild garlic and Stithians recipes as the millennium changed. In 2017, our newest cheese Kern, a hard farmhouse cheese in a black waxy rind, won Supreme Champion at the World Cheese Awards, securing our position as one of the top artisan cheese producers in the world.

We sell baby Yargs and Stithians direct from the dairy, and all three cheeses are sold in delis, farm shops and supermarkets throughout the UK.  We also export to the USA and Australia through Neal’s Yard Dairy. Kern takes 16 months to mature so it’s still in limited supply but we’re working on that!