“Crowned Supreme Champion at the World Cheese Awards 2017, Lynher Dairies’ Kern is a hard farmhouse cheese with a rich buttery taste and caramel notes. Firm to the cut and slightly flaky in the middle, its texture is as important as its taste.
Originally derived from a Gouda style cheese, we make it with the superbly rich Cornish milk from our own herd of Ayrshires, adding nutty Alpine starter cultures to create a close texture. We scald the curd to encourage Kern’s caramelised notes, and then we press it into 4kg moulds. Pressure is applied slowly after which we float the cheese in a briny bath for two days. After painting on its handsome breathable black wax coating, we leave it to mature for sixteen to eighteen months.
As a World Cheese Supreme Champion, Kern (which means ’round’ in Cornish) has received global attention and praise.”
– Lynher Dairies