Cornish Yarg

Deliciously fresh in flavour, creamy under the rind and crumbly at the core, this Cornish cheese is wrapped in nettles.

£7.25 per 250g
Pasteurised Vegetarian Rennet Cow
PLU 133

Key Facts

  • CountryEngland
  • RegionCornwall
  • FlavourFresh and citrus
  • Type of MilkCow
  • PasteurisationPasteurised
  • Vegetarian RennetYes
  • OrganicNo

Store & Serve

All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched.

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkSauvignon Blanc


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk

Nutritional Information

  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1550
  • Energy kcal374
  • Fat31.7
  • Of which saturates19.08
  • Carbohydrates0.7
  • Of which sugars>0.1
  • Protein21.5
  • Salt2.0
Name & address of food supplier

Paxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE

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Cornish Yarg cheese was first made by Alan and Jenny Gray in Withiel, near Liskeard, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in the 1980’s. The word Yarg is simply their surname 'Gray' spelt backwards! The inspiration for this unique cheese came from a 17th century recipe for nettle wrapped cheese found in their attic. In 1984 they sold the recipe to Michael and Margaret Horrell who farmed near Bodmin. The business steadily grew and in 1995 the Horrell family met with the Mead family who were farming in West Cornwall and interested in farm diversification. Catherine Mead worked alongside them to develop the business and in 2006 all production moved entirely to the Mead family farm. Owned by Catherine Mead, Lynher Dairies is now processing 2,000,000 litres of milk a year and making just over 220 tonnes of cheese.

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