A Unique and delightfully pretty hand-made cheese wrapped up in nettle leaves giving a subtle mushroomy flavour. Creamy under the rind and slightly crumbly in the core, it is a young cheese with a fresh, slightly lemony tangy taste.
Made by hand in open round vats using pasteurised milk from their grass fed herd of Holstein/Fresian cows, Cornish Yarg is a delicious semi-hard cheese from Lynher Dairy, Cornwall, in the South West of England.
After pressing, the nettle leaves are picked from the hedgerows and woods on nearby farms; they are frozen and then applied individually by hand. The leaves are carefully brushed onto the cheese in a traditional pattern and they attract wonderful natural occurring moulds of various colours, which help the cheese ripen. As the cheese matures, these edible nettles impart a delicate, slightly mushroomy taste. The final product has an attractive, lacy pattern of leaves in blue and green, giving the cheese a very unique appearance.
The recipe for Cornish Yarg was invented by Alan Gray. When trying to find an appropriate name for the cheese, a lateral-thinking friend suggested that 'Gray' spelled backwards sounded very Cornish and the name stuck.
Milk Type: Cow
Cheese Type: Semi-hard
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Rind Type: Nettle leaves
Country of Origin: Britain
Producer: Alan Gray
Produced by: Lynher Dairies Cheese Co.
Silver at British Cheese Awards 2015
Bronze at Global Cheese Awards 2015
Gold at International Cheese Awards 2014
We aim to complete all orders received before 9am for a next day delivery unless you have requested a different delivery date. Orders received after 9am will be prepared and dispatch the following day for a delivery the day after.
Because most of our goods are perishable, your order will be packed in an insulated cardboard box filled with ice packs. We send goods by overnight carrier to destinations on the GB mainland only for a delivery by 16.00. We can deliver to your home or place of work, and to the home or work-place of your relatives, friends or colleagues. We must have a complete post code and telephone number for every delivery address. We can deliver on, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays ONLY.
Because most of our products are perishable, we highly recommend that you provide us with an alternative delivery instruction for any private address; such as "leave in porch/on step/with a neighbour/behind the bins". Please take great care when stipulating delivery locations, addresses and dates, because once these have been entered and you have received a confirmation email for your order, they cannot be changed.
Please make sure your order is stored in refrigerated storage/fridge as soon as it has been delivered.
Made from cow's milk.
|Typical value||Per serving (1kg)||Per 100g|
|Energy Content (kj)||–||1550|
|Energy Content (kcal)||–||374|
|- of which saturates (g)||–||19.08|