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Cornish Yarg, now made by Lynher Dairies Cheese Company near Truro, was first made thirty years ago on a farm on Bodmin Moor. Spell the name of its creator – Alan Gray –backwards and you have the answer as to how Yarg got its name!

Catherine Mead joined the small team in the ’90s, and as demand for the nettle covered cheese grew, a second dairy was built at Ponsanooth near Truro, with all production finally moving there in 2006. It’s not just the cheese that wins accolades – the dairy building has one too, a coveted RIBA award.

Cornish Yarg, Cornish Yarg Heart

The nettle wrapped Cornish Yarg, made from pasteurised cows’ milk, is a young, fresh lemony cheese, creamy under its natural rind and slightly crumbly in the core.

Wild Garlic

Wild Garlic Yarg is wrapped in the pungent Ramson leaves that arrive in the local woodlands each spring. They impart a gentle garlicky flavour and their moisture gives the cheese a slightly firm texture.


Our Address:

Pengreep Dairy, Ponsanooth, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 7JQ


50.205038, -5.148611999999957


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Sarah Newman 12th April 2017 5:46 pm
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As we’d say in Kernow it’s a “Proper Job”

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  1. So pleased I can still get it at WAITROSE. Buckinghamshire to Cornwall is not just round the corner. Fabulous product, we love it and thank you for continuing a great craft.

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