£3.20 – £19.20
Cornish Yarg is distinctive due to its edible nettle covered rind. It is someone’s job to go foraging for wild nettle leaves in the area surrounding the Lynher dairy where the cheese is made.
Cornish Yarg is a fresh, young cheese which is deliciously crumbly. The edible wild nettles which surround the rind are all foraged each spring from the Cornish countryside. They are then frozen before being hand painted on to each cheese in concentric circles.
The cheese itself is creamy just underneath its rind, becoming more crumbly as you reach the centre of the cheese. It has a mild, citrussy flavour.
Originally Cornish Yarg was made on Bodmin moor by the Gray family. They were looking for a Cornish sounding name for their new cheese and decided on Yarg which is Gray backwards. Today it is made by Catherine Mead of Lynher Dairy, near Truro. We often stock their Wild Garlic Yarg (the same base cheese but covered in wild garlic leaves) so do let us know if you would like us to substitute it in your order.
We often use this cheese as part of our cheese towers. It looks so beautiful and it has a fabulously mild flavour which is very popular. It is also the same height and diameter as our Caerphilly and Rutland Red meaning we can make up a layer of the tower using two half moons of cheese. This adds variety and allows more cheeses to be used without affecting the balanced look of the cheese tower.
Delicious with a glass of pale ale.
Ingredients (Allergens are listed in capitals)
MILK, salt, nettle leaves, starter cultures, vegetarian rennet, calcium chloride, penicillium candidum.