Cornish Yarg was first produced thirty years ago on Bodmin Moor by a farmer named Alan Gray who found a seventeenth century recipe for nettle wrapped cheese in an attic and decided to give it a go. We’re very pleased he did! One of the best known facts about Yarg is that it comes from the backward spelling of his name.
The Horrell family bought the recipe and the dairy moved to Upton Cross at Liskeard. Catherine Mead joined the Horrells in the 1990s and when the Horrells retired, a new dairy was built near Catherine’s home at Ponsanooth in 2001. All production moved there in 2006. It’s not just the cheese that wins accolades – the dairy building has one too, a coveted RIBA award.
Lynher Dairies is now one of the most successful makers of artisan cheese in Britain. Yarg won Best English Cheese at the International Cheese Awards 2013, Wild Garlic Yarg, now ten years in production, scooped a coveted Great Taste Awards Supergold in 2015 and Lynher’s new cheese, Cornish Kern (due for launch later this year) won Best Modern British Cheese at the British Cheese Awards in 2014.
Cornish Yarg Heart
900gm heart shaped truckle - 6 weeks notice required.