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Cheese - Cornish Wild Garlic Yarg


Price per kg: £32.29

A variant on one of Cornwall's most distinctive cheeses, Wild Garlic Yarg is wrapped in Wild Garlic leaves which grace our Cornish woodlands each spring. Apart from the change of wrapping, Wild Garlic Yarg uses exactly the same recipe as the original nettle-wrapped Yarg, but the wild garlic imparts a gentle garlicky flavour to this version and give the cheese a slightly firmer texture. Made using milk from local grass-fed Cornish cows, then matured for five weeks. As Lynher Dairies themselves say, 'it  whispers rather than shouts its name'.

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, Wild Garlic 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 and its variants are 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 But their current recipe is based on one originally made in the 1980s by a Bodmin Moor farmer, Alan Gray, after he found the recipe for a nettle-wrapped cheese in his attic.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.


Gold – World Cheese Awards 2021
Bronze – World Cheese Awards 2019
Silver – British Cheese Awards 2018
Double Silver – South West Cheese Awards 2018
Silver – British Cheese Awards 2018
Gold – British Cheese Awards 2017
Supergold – World Cheese Awards 2015