Crowned Supreme Champion at the World Cheese Awards 2017, Kern is a very special cheese indeed. A hard cheese, firm to the cut but slightly flaky in the middle, it is buttery with caramel notes and a deep savoury aroma. Originally derived from a Gouda style cheese, we add Alpine starter cultures to create a close texture, resembling Dutch and French/Swiss cheeses. A longer maturing cheese than Yarg, it develops over sixteen months within its handsome black wax coating. All good things come to those who wait!
Kern is not available to buy directly from the dairy but many good delis, farm shops and specialist cheesemongers now stock it.
Wrap in wax paper, store below 8 degrees, serve at room temperature.
Gold – Great Taste Awards 2018
Supreme Champion – World Cheese Awards 2017
Best British Cheese for Export – International Cheese Awards 2017
Supergold – World Cheese Awards 2016
Best English Cheese – British Cheese Awards 2013
900gm heart shaped truckle - 6 weeks’ notice required.