Neal's Yard Dairy
Cornish Kern is a modern British hard cheese made by Lynher Dairies Cheese Company in West Cornwall, England.
The dairy collects pasteurised milk from nearby farms for use in this adapted Gouda recipe. Its name, ‘kern’, is the Cornish word for ‘round’ and suitably describes its shape and flavour.
Each wheel has an attractive coat of thin black wax that allows the cheese to be matured for 16 months without losing too much moisture. This rind allows the cheese to breath and enables naturally forming mould to develop and aid with maturation.
The result is a dense, fudgy texture with a flaky centre and a complex flavour profile that is buttery with caramel notes and is intensely savoury on the nose. The lingering caramel sweetness is accentuated by a proper dose of salt. This is cheese that appeals to the masses.
Neal’s Yard Dairy
They work with about 40 cheesemakers and hand select the cheese to bring to their maturing facilities in London which is run by a team dedicated to ensuring they sell cheeses at its best – whether it is directly to their customers in the UK or through distributors (like Simon Johnson) around the world.