Cornish Yarg 900g


Cornish Yarg cheese gets its name from the original cheese maker, Alan Gray (Yarg backwards), who reportedly found the recipe in his attic.

Sold to the nearby farm in 1984, the cheese was then made by the Horrell family; and it became one of the earliest examples of the new-style British artisan cheese production.

Catherine Mead joined the team in the 1990s; and continuing growth led, in the early 2000s, to production being moved to a purpose-built dairy.

The cheese is loosely based on a Caerphilly recipe, and it is wrapped in stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) that are completely edible. The nettles are hand-picked from the local Cornish countryside when they are a bright, vibrant green, and frozen for use throughout the year. A team of nettlers applies the leaves in elegant concentric circles, once the cheeses have been removed from their moulds and brined ready for maturation. The leaves protect the cheese, while allowing it to breathe and attract the specific moulds that encourage the beautiful almost lace-like appearance of the rind to develop. This in turn begins to break down the interior of the cheese, although the texture remains gently crumbly in nature.

Gold – World Cheese Awards 2021

Gold – Great Taste Awards 2021

Supreme Champion  – Taste of the West 2020

Supergold – World Cheese Awards  2018

Supreme Champion – World Cheese Awards 2017

Allergens: Milk

  • Nutritional Information Per 100g
  • Energy (KJ) 1550
  • Energy (Kcal) 374
  • Protein 21.5g
  • Carbohydrate 0.7g
  • of which sugars <0.1g
  • Fat 31.7g
  • of which saturates 19.08g
  • Fibre 0.4g
  • Salt 2g

We have extensively researched and tested many types of packaging and delivery systems to ensure all our exquisite, artisan produced foods arrive at your door in perfect condition. To achieve this, we now use several product specific packaging methods and, as standard, only despatch on an overnight delivery service (even though our chilled packaging system keeps fridge temperature for at least 48 hours).


England, Wales and Scotland (excluding, Scottish Highlands & Islands)

Next day delivery (from day of despatch);

  • Standard: 9am-6pm                £7.95
  • Timed:      pre midday           £13.95
  • Timed:      before 10.30am   £17.95

Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands

  • 2 Day Service                        £16.50

Isle of Man and Northern Ireland 

  • 1 – 2 Day Service                  £14.95



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