Cornish Wild Garlic Yarg
Wild Garlic Yarg from Lynher Dairies is a holder of a coveted Supergold at the World Cheese Awards, which means the judges considered it one of the top seventy kinds of cheese in the world. It bursts with natural goodness. They pick the aromatic Allium ursinum leaves that arrive in the Cornish woodlands each spring by hand but they keep the locations near the dairy a secret!
It is made from creamy grass-rich milk from local farms by milling the curd and packing it into moulds which are pressed overnight. Once they release the truckles, they bob in a briny bath for 24 hours before the ‘nettlers’ wrap them. Six weeks later, the leaves have helped to create a slightly firmer texture than the crumbly nettled Yarg. By this time, they have darkened in colour and impart a gentle garlicky flavour. They like to say Wild Garlic Yarg whispers rather than shouts its name. It’s hard to believe but both Yargs are made in exactly the same way until it comes to painting on the leaves. The striking difference in taste and texture is all down to nature.
Wrap in wax paper, store below 8 degrees, serve at room temperature. Wild Garlic Yarg from Lynher Dairies is suitable for vegetarians.
Gold – British Cheese Awards 2019
Bronze – World Cheese Awards 2019
Silver – British Cheese Awards 2018
Double Silver – South West Cheese Awards 2018
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