The Cornish dairy responsible for the iconic leaf-wrapped Yarg has seen its new cheese, Kern, crowned as the best in the world.

Named Supreme Champion 2017 at the World Cheese Awards in London, Kern has secured Lynher Dairies’ position as one of the leading artisan cheese producers on the planet.

Lynher Dairies’ owner, Catherine Mead, said: “This really is the highest of accolades and it belongs to our entire team. Our cheesemaking skills have been honed by years of Yarg production, and Kern’s story began when we decided to make optimum use of our skill and equipment by creating a new longer maturing cheese. Right from the off, it has been recognised as something really special.”