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Cheese - Cornish Yarg


Price per kg: £31.29

One of the most distinctive of all the Cornish cheeses, Cornish Yarg is a quite unique nettle-wrapped semi-hard cheese made, of course, from the milk of local grass-fed Cornish cows. Beneath its beautiful rind lies a delicious, fresh, lemony cheese with a creamy texture and a crumbly core.

The nettle leaves (they lose their sting) are brushed onto the cheese surface where they form an edible wrap which gives a delicate, mushroomy taste and develops its characteristic white bloomy appearance.

Pasteurised, Vegetarian

Please Note: Our skilled Deli staff will endeavour to fulfil your order as close to your chosen weight as possible. The final weight may vary a little from that, but you will always receive your selected weight as a minimum.


Pasturised Cow's Milk, Nettle Leaves 1%.

For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g:
Energy 1532kj, 369kcal
Fat 30.1g
of which saturates 17.58g
Carbohydrates 2.7g
of which sugars 0.1g
Protein 22.3g
Salt 2.3g

The Story

And the cheese’s name? Yarg is made by Lynher Dairies, owned by Catherine Mead and situated in the village of Ponsanooth in mid Cornwall. But their current recipe is based on one originally made in the 1980s by a Bodmin Moor farmer, Alan Gray, after he found the recipe for a nettle-wrapped cheese in his attic. So in memory of Alan, Lynher Dairies named it Yarg, which is his surname spelled backwards.


World Cheese Awards 2009 - Gold
Taste of the West 2020 - Gold
World Cheese Awards 2018 - Gold
British Cheese Awards 2017 - Gold
International Cheese Awards 2012 - Best English Cheese