Farm in the beautiful Lynher Valley is where the world famous Cornish
Yarg cheese is produced.
cheese has never been manufactured on a mass scale, yet it has fans
all over the world.
the farm also opens its doors for people to see how Cornish Yarg
and its sister soft cheeses are made.
cows provide the milk for the cheeses
farm and dairy go back as far as 1905," explains Emma Johnson,
Marketing Manager at Lynher Dairies.
farm owners stumbled across the recipe for Yarg when they met the
Yarg came to us from Allan and Jenny Gray," says Emma.
had a recipe for a special cheese that dates back to the 13th century.
We had a redundant farm building so we acquired funding and started
making and retailing Yarg cheese."
Parlour at Lynher
what does Yarg mean?
believe it is an old word to go alongside the historic recipe for
the cheese. However the name has a modern twist.
just reversed the Grays name to give the cheese its identity. It
is amazing how many people think Yarg is a Cornish word!"
cheese is produced solely in Cornwall by Lynher Dairies but it has
fans all over the world.
Yarg has now gone as far afield as Japan and Australia. It was also
on the inaugural flight of Concorde," smiles Emma.
get visitors from all over the world who come to a small working
farm to see how the cheese is made."
famous nettles are painted on to the cheese
well as the unusual name, the cheese is instantly familiar from
its unique coating.
in the past cheese products had to be wrapped in something to keep
it fresh," explains Emma.
nettles were not originally put on for flavour purposes they were
placed on the cheese as a preservative. Today you end up with a
cheese that is a really delicate with an almost mushroom flavour."
to the Lynher Dairies are able to watch the cheeses being made.
A popular part of the tour is the cheese tasting!
farm also produces:
Tiskey with its sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, basil and garlic.
Garland with srping onion, oregano and thyme.
Wild Garlic Yarg which is covered with wild garlic leaves.
well as a selection of Cornish Soft Cheeses made with peppers, garlic,
tarragon and more.
the A30 and A38 follow the B3254. The Dairy is situated between
Launceston and Liskeard. Look out for the sign at Upton Cross. There
is plenty of free parking and wheel chair access.