We couldn’t make our Yargs without the leaves that nature provides us. We carefully forage two tonnes of nettles and one tonne of wild garlic leaves every spring in a way that allows us to return to the same plentiful sites year after year.
In recent years, we have focused on building on our reputation of producing outstanding cheese to improve our environmental impact and support a prosperous community on whom we depend.
We have installed solar panels on the roof of the dairy to help power the site. We have also made a commitment to buy 100% renewable electricity.
We provide product care instructions to avoid unnecessary food waste, use our wonky truckles for cheese toasties at local events, and provide refillable glass milk bottles in our shop.
Our busy eco hives are occupied by native black bees who are master pollinators for the local area. In collaboration with Working Woodlands Cornwall, we have also developed a management plan to ensure that all nature continues to thrive.
We belong to Cornwall Food and Drink, Dairy UK, and sponsor the UK Cheese Guild and the Academy of Cheese. Dairy owner Catherine Mead OBE DL was the previous Chair of the Specialist Cheese Association, and Lynher Dairies also supports the Cornwall Community Foundation.