A smooth and well-rounded cheese with a bright, nutty sweetness and rich depth of flavour resulting from the lengthy maturation process and Alpine-like make of the cheese.
Cornish Kern is made in the same open vats as Yarg and, like Yarg, is pressed and brined. And there the similarity ends.
Kern is coated in a protective black wax like rind and is matured for between 14 and 18 months. The resulting cheese is quite flaky and almost dry with a profound and nutty flavour. Deliberately quite different to the younger, curdier Yarg, Kern is more intense and what cheese judges would describe as ‘longer in the mouth’.
Created at Lynher Dairies (a female owned and run dairy) near Truro, West Cornwall.
COW, PASTUERISED, ENGLAND