Cornish KernNeal's Yard Dairy
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Cornish Kern was the big winner at the 2017 World Cheese Awards—it beat out three thousand other wedges and wheels from 34 countries to snag the top spot.
The pasteurized cow’s milk round is made using a traditional method for Gouda, but maker Lynher Dairies in Cornwall also adds Alpine starter cultures to create a close-knit texture and a unique flavor. The paste is dense and firm indeed, each bite loaded with bold notes of pineapple, roasted cashews, and fresh grass. On the nose, scents of butterscotch and salted caramel abound. Both sweet and savory, bright and umami, Cornish Kern is a delicious juxtaposition. Sixteen months of aging create plenty of crunchy amino acid crystals in the golden paste.