Cornish Kern

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Cornish Kern is a modern British hard cheese made by Lynher Dairies Cheese Company in West Cornwall, England. Cornish Kern is a hard cow's milk cheese inspired by Gouda, with added Alpine style starter cultures which encourage the sweet, bright and nutty flavours to come through.  Kern is the Cornish word meaning "round".
Each wheel has an attractive coat of thin black wax that allows the cheese to be matured for 12 months without losing too much moisture. 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.

Country of originEngland
Region, town: Near Truro, West Cornwall
Source of milk: Cow's Milk
Texture: hard and waxy
Flavour: rich, sweet, nutty
Aging time: 12 months



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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Cornish Kern cheese

    Posted by Peter on 17th Sep 2021

    Fantastic cheese - if you are thinking about trying this, don't think any longer . . . order and enjoy!

  • 5
    Great new favourite

    Posted by Ashleigh on 28th Jul 2020

    Nutty, sharp, crumbly. Wonderfully tasty.

  • 5
    Cornish Kern

    Posted by Shane Reiche on 17th May 2020

    Beautiful cheese. Hard to fault.