|COO:||Great Britain / Cornwall|
|Age:||16 – 18 Months|
Cornish Kern is a hard cheese that has a slightly flaky centre and dense texture. The flavour is buttery with caramel, nutty tones and a savoury aroma. It is coated in a black wax when fully mature. Cornish Kern is not widely available and cannot be bought from the dairy; it is only available from some delis and specialist cheesemongers.
Catherine Mead and her team at Lynher Dairy have been working on this for years: starting with the idea of a gouda-type recipe, the cheese evolved, and with the addition of Alpine starter cultures, the result has something of the flavour you might associate with Comté or Gruyère. Kern is Cornish for ’round’.
Best English Cheese at the British Cheese Awards 2013. Super Gold at the World Cheese Awards 2016. Supreme Champion at the World Cheese Awards 2017.