Our remarkable success story starts with Yarg. It 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 delighted he did, not least because 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 team and when the Horrells retired, a new state-of-the-art dairy was built at Ponsanooth, winning a coveted RIBA award. All production moved there in 2006.
The early stirrings of Kern’s development began in 2010, with positive indications that we were on the right tracks coming through by 2013 as it started to win high profile awards. A dairy extension to house this long maturing cheese during its 16 months was built in 2017.
Lynher Dairies is now one of the most successful makers of artisan cheese in Britain, elevated to world famous status in 2017 when Kern took won Supreme Champion at the World Cheese Awards. Yargs consistently win top awards at international level too – see the individual cheese pages for the detail.
900gm heart shaped truckle - 6 weeks’ notice required.