Lynher Dairies Cheese Co.

Artisanal Cheese by Lynher Dairies Cheese Co., Ponsanooth in Cornwall.  

Situated on the outskirts of Ponsanooth in mid-Cornwall, Lynher Dairies is renowned for producing award-winning cheeses like Cornish Yarg, Wild Garlic Yarg, Cornish Kern, and Stithians. Founded in the 1980s, Lynher Dairies has become a staple in the world of artisanal cheese, particularly known for wrapping their Cornish Yarg in nettle leaves, a tradition that dates back to the 17th century.

The dairy, owned by Catherine Mead OBE DL, commits to sustainability and excellence, which was recognized with The King's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. Cornish Kern, their alpine-style cheese, was named Supreme Champion at the World Cheese Awards in 2017, further cementing their reputation for quality and innovation.

Lynher Dairies continues to use traditional methods, handcrafting their cheeses from the rich, creamy milk of their herd of Ayrshires and selected local herds. This dedication to preserving traditional cheesemaking while embracing sustainable practices makes Lynher Dairies a celebrated name in the cheese community.