Cornish Yarg

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Origin:                       England                  Region:                      Liskeard, Cornwall
Made by:                   Mike Horrell
Type:                          Hard
Milk:                           Cow
Milk Treatment:    Pasteurised
Coagulant:                Vegetarian Rennet

Wrapped in nettle leaves to give the cheese a subtle tang, yarg gets its name from spelling Gray backwards, the surname of the couple who in the 1980s discovered a medieval recipe for the cheese.

Characteristics: Dark green nettle binding; sweet, tangy, herbaceous flavour.

Best with: its makers provide a delicious pumpkin and yarg soup recipe here.