Cornish Kern

(1 reviews)
Milk Type: Cow
Dietary: Animal Rennet, Pasteurised
Origin: Cornwall, England

“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

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Nutty and moreish – less enjoyable the closer you get to the rind

by Leo Phillips on 11 May 2021

Nutty, flaky crystal-like hints amongst a creamy texture. Very moreish.

What I would say is that the texture was noticeably different the closer you got to the edge – chewier and not as enjoyable as when you’re in the middle of the paste.

Bought from Partisan, Guildford.