UK-wide delivery. We aim for orders to arrive +/- 2 delivery days of the date chosen.

Cornish Kern

A smooth and well-rounded cheese with a bright, nutty sweetness and rich depth of flavour resulting from the lengthy maturation process and Alpine-like make of the cheese.

Typically only available via Wholesale Export.


Delivery Information

Standard delivery is free to most postcodes in the UK for orders over £29.50. Click here for a list of postcodes where additional delivery charges apply.

For orders under £29.50, standard delivery is £6.00.

Collection from our London shops is free - choose Shop Collection at checkout.

Choose your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers (typically DPD) we cannot guarantee the arrival day of your order but we will do our best to ensure that it arrives as close as possible to your chosen date. To be sure it arrives in time, we recommend choosing a date a couple of days ahead of when you would like to eat your cheese. 

 

milk type
Cow

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Near Truro, West Cornwall

milk source
Own herd; Bought-in

season
All year

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Kern means 'round' in Cornish – an apt name for a round (and well-rounded) cheese.

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Though produced in the same dairy by the same cheesemakers using some of the same milk as Cornish Yarg, the making of Cornish Kern could not be more different. The milk, all of which comes from the...
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Though produced in the same dairy by the same cheesemakers using some of the same milk as Cornish Yarg, the making of Cornish Kern could not be more different. The milk, all of which comes from the small Ayrshire herd owned by Catherine Mead of Lynher Dairies, is gently heated at low pasteurisation temperature in order to better preserve its flavours. Alpine starter cultures are then added and the curds scalded to further encourage its sweet, nutty qualities. These rich layers of taste are enhanced by the lengthy maturation process: around 16 to 24 months, resulting in a dense and intense cheese not dissimilar in flavour and texture to a Gruyere or a Comté.
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our work with this cheese

We have a longstanding relationship with Lynher Dairies, visiting them in Ponsanooth, near Falmouth, to taste the cheese and provide feedback from our shops and wholesalers.

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