About us

Lynher Dairies 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. Lynher Dairies’ Catherine Mead was chosen by HRH Prince of Wales on his 70th birthday to be one of his top ten Countryside Champions.

We now sell Yargs and Stithians in a range of sizes direct from our dairy in Cornwall. All three cheeses – Yarg, Stithians and Kern – are sold in delis, farm shops and supermarkets throughout the UK. Please do email us at sales@lynherdairies.co.uk if you want help to point you in the right direction. We also export to the USA and Australia through Neal’s Yard Dairy. Lynher Dairies’ Catherine Mead is also chair of the Specialist Cheese Association and of the Cornwall Food Foundation.