Cornish Yarg Cheese
Cornish Yarg Cheese
Cornish Yarg Cheese
Cornish Yarg Cheese
Cornish Yarg Cheese Sliced
Cornish Yarg Cheese Sliced
Cornish Yarg Cheese "Laying the nettles"
Cornish Yarg Cheese "Laying the nettles"
Cornish Yarg Cheese wedge
Cornish Yarg Cheese wedge

Cornish Yarg Cheese 3.3kg+ (Whole Cheese)


Originally made by the Gray's, this artisan cheese is now made by the Horrell's of Lynher Valley Dairy. It is a cow's milk, hard, full fat, vegetarian cheese. Light and creamy this is a mould-ripened cheese with a good bite that is wrapped in nettles. If a whole Cheese is too much, click here to order a smaller quantity.

See also Wild Garlic Yarg.

Cornish Yarg!

Product Code: 700125

This item can be either Collected or Delivered

UK Produced
UK Produced
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Cows' Milk
Cows Milk Cheese
Suitable for Vegetarians
Un-Pasteurised Cheese
Un-Pasteurised Cheese


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More about Cornish Yarg ...

Product Origin; Ponsanooth, Truro, West Cornwall

Packaging; Wax Paper, Plastic Overwrap

Storage and Best Before Guide; Store at 5 degrees or below. Remove from the fridge 1 hour before consuming the cheese. The rind is edible. This cheese will remain fresh for up to 4 days from cutting, and for 21 days from despatch if uncut.Care Details; Keep chilled; remove from Fridge 45 minutes before use

Dimensions Guide; 240mm Ø x 55 mm High

Cheeses to complement;You could serve this with a light blue cheese; Cornish Blue would be ideal, and a goat's milk cheese, like Stawley

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What to drink with Cornish Yarg; New Zealand Chardonnay or Alsace Wines

Cornish Yarg comes from the Lynher Dairy at Netherton Farm, Upton Cross. This farm is part of the Duchy of Cornwall Estate and has always been a dairy. The Horrells have lived here since the ‘60’s. Cornish Yarg was invented by Welsh cheese makers, Mr. and Mrs. Gray, 15 years ago based on a 13th Century recipe. The name itself is their name spelt backward. Mike Horrell bought the recipe from the Grays on the suggestion of the Duchy of Cornwall Estate to add value to their milk by making cheese. Mike uses pasteurized milk from his Friesians grazing on the land bordering the "Cheese Ring” high on the Cornish Moors. The curds are cut, turned, cut and turned again until the acidity level is good, then they are milled, lightly pressed overnight, and brined for a few hours. Then, the cheese is coated in nettle leaves.

 Picked Prickly Nettles waiting for layering onto Cornish Yarg

The leaves are edible and have been used to maintain the moisture in the cheese and would have been used for the purpose (in the past) of keeping the flies away.

 Laying on the Nettles...

After pressing and brining, the cheese is wrapped in nettle leaves picked wild from neighbouring properties and frozen for use throughout the year. 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 finished cheese a very unique appearance.

Whole Cornish Yarg 3.2kg+

In 2 weeks the nettle coating turns a spidery gray, in 4-6 weeks Cornish Yarg mellows out and gives off a grassy, honey-like, slightly citrusy flavor. Cornish Yarg is aged for about 2 months and possesses a moist, supple texture and a fresh, clean, creamy, tangy flavor.

We want you to be completely satisfied with our goods. However, despite our best efforts, things do go wrong, parcels do go astray, or perhaps its not the right colour. Regardless, we want to make sure we put them right as quickly as possible. So to return goods, we need to give you a Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA); please dont send anything back without contacting us, and obtaining an RMA.

To Return Goods, and get a RMA

If you want to return goods to us ...

  1. please log in to your account
  2. under Orders, select the Previous Orders tab.
  3. from there, select the relevant order number
  4. click on the RMA link, which is towards the right hand side
  5. Please provide as much information as possible as to why the product/s are unstaisfactory
  6. await our reply (if we havent replied within 48 hours, please call to ensure we have received your request)

Refunds ... The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington offers a full refund on all goods that you may be dissatisfied with (this includes Sale items). Customers who send back unwanted goods that are not damaged will receive the value of the item purchased less the delivery costs.
Unsuitable or defective items may be returned for refund or exchange providing they are received within 7 working days of the original delivery date in brand new, unused condition, in the original undamaged packaging (with labels intact, including hygiene strips)

Please ensure that your return is accompanied by a note stating your name, address, email address, contact telephone number, order number, RMA and the reason for the return and what refund/exchange you require. (As agreed in the RMA)
We will consider the overall condition of the product being returned when making a refund. As soon as we receive your goods we will process your request for a replacement item or refund. We will notify you via email as soon as your request has been processed.
You will need to pay the cost of returning goods to us, unless the goods are defective in which case you will receive a full refund including your postage and packaging costs. Proof of return and postage will be required should an item be lost in transit. Neither refunds nor replacements can be made until such proof is provided. We strongly suggest you get a Certificate of Posting from the Post Office when you send an item back.

All refunds are applied to the credit/debit card used to make the original purchase unless otherwise notified. Refunds will be furnished within 30 days of the agreement to refund.
If you have requested a refund, or replacements of a lower value than the returned goods, a refund will be credited back to the card used to pay for the original order. We will let you know as soon as the refund has been processed.

If you have requested replacements of a higher value, you will need to contact us to make the additional payment.
Sending Goods back..

Once you have a return number from us, and you need to return the goods ... please enclose your order number and ensure all items are well packaged to prevent damage. We recommend using a tracked service to ensure they reach us.

Please send them to;

The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington
Returns Department
11 South Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8NR
Once the goods are received, we will issue the appropriate replacement or refund as detailed above; please allow upto 21 working days for this process.

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