A previous Supreme Champion winner at the World Cheese Awards, Kern is a hard farmhouse cheese, made from the  grass rich Cornish milk from our own herd of Ayrshires.

Derived from a Gouda style cheese, we add nutty Alpine starter cultures to create its close texture. We scald the curd to encourage Kern’s caramelised notes and then press it into large, round moulds. After slowly applying pressure, the  cheese is floated in a briny bath and then painted with a breathable black wax coating. We then leave it to mature for twenty months.

Kern (which means ’round’ in Cornish) has received global attention and praise and we’re proud to say that, like Yarg, every single wheel comes from our small rural dairy near Truro. You can buy wedges of Kern from our online shop or find it in good delis, specialist cheesemongers and top restaurants.






Storage Tips

Wrap in wax paper, store below 8 degrees, serve at room temperature. Not suitable for vegetarians.


Gold – British Cheese Awards 2024

Class Winner – Virtual Cheese Awards 2023 Best Artisan Hard Cheese made from Farms own Herd

Gold – World Cheese Awards 2022

Gold – World Cheese Awards 2021

Supreme Champion  – Taste of the West 2020

Supreme Champion – World Cheese Awards 2017

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