This is a lovely take on an old favourite, Cornish Yarg, which is normally wrapped in nettle leaves. This time instead though they have opted to replace the nettles with wild garlic leaves, which is a genius idea as the mild garlic flavour goes fantastically with the Caephilly style cheese.
Yarg was originally based around a Caerphilly cheese recipe from 1615 that was discovered in a attic in the early 80s by the original cheese maker Alan Gray......Yarg is Gray backwards and that's where the name came from.
In 1984, the Alan sold the recipe to Michael and Margaret Horrell, farmers wanting to diversify into cheesemaking. Catherine Mead began working with the Horrells in 1985, helping to develop the business. She built a second dairy on Pengreep Farm near Truro in 2001 and in 2006, when the Horrells retired Catherine Mead and her team continued production at Lynher Dairies.
It's a slightly crumbly cheese with a beautiful flavour that's lifted to another level with the garlic that seeps into it from being wrapped in the leaves. We think it's a delicious cheese that's very moreish and brightens up any cheese board.
This is a naturally rinded product and the colour of the rind may have seasonal variations.
ALLERGENS: MILK (COWS)
ORIGIN: British 🇬🇧
Store in the fridge 2-5c
Suitable for vegetarians 🌱
Not suitable for home freezing ❌
Ing: Pasteurised cows milk, salt, Wild garlic leaves, DVI starter culture, vegetarian rennet, calcium chloride, penicillium candidum.
Jim & Odile Sutcliffe
We're an award winning online only farm shop and deli. Based in the heart of the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, we specialise in meat from our own and nearby farms as well as a large selection of deli items. We deliver nationwide via courier and have a local delivery service that we operate ourselves.
Being family run small business means that we put our heart and soul into ensuring that your receive the best quality and service.
Because it's just the two of us you can always be ensured of a personal service, we undertake every activity in the business ourselves whether that's responding to emails, making sausages or packing orders as well as everything else in between.
Our passion in life is food and our world revolves around it, so much so we were once described as the "fairy god parents of food". We appreciate every single order and prepare and pack it with love and look forward to being of service to you.