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Wyke Farms is a family run company based in Somerset and are the only independent dairy company within the top 10 cheddar brands in the UK. The company has been making cheddar to the same family recipe since 1861 and have achieved substantial growth year on year by staying true to the traditional values behind the brand.

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  • Today, Wyke Farms is the largest independent cheese maker and milk processor in the UK producing over 14,000 tonnes of cheddar per year to the same award winning 100-year-old recipe.
  • The Wyke Farms brand is the 3rd largest brand in the Cheddar category and the only independent company in the top 10 cheese brands with retail sales of over £80million with double digit growth for the last five years.
  • Wyke remains a truly traditional family business. Ivy’s grandsons Richard and Tom now run the cheese making operations with their father John, whilst her other two Grandsons David and Roger run the family dairy farming operations. The four grandchildren share Ivy’s passion for cheese making where flavour, texture and taste are paramount. They believe that this attention to detail is the reason that their cheese has won more awards at national cheese shows than any other.
  • The Wyke Farms' 2011 Summer sampling campaign will reach over 1 million consumers
  • The new mobile tour trailer will visit 30 consumer events
  • There is a 2.5 metre inflatable cow flying from the roof of the Wyke Farms sampling trailer

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16 May 2011

Wyke Farms launch extensive summer sampling tour to reach over 1 million consumers

New mobile tour trailer hits the road on route to 30 consumer events

Somerset, UK 16th May, 2011: - Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, have officially kicked off their biggest summer sampling tour yet, which is set to reach over 1 million consumers.  Visiting 30 National consumer events over a 6-month period, the new tour trailer can’t be missed with a 2.5 metre inflatable cow flying from the roof!

The new trailer has a traditional farmhouse kitchen layout where people are invited in to taste the award-winning cheddar. Wyke Farms’ extensive and unique heritage has been displayed with original family and farming photos, awards and video footage on board the 8 metres squared trailer.

Wyke Farms are sampling their farmhouse cheddar at The BBC Good Food Show, The Royal Bath & West Show, Opera in the Park and the Ascot Food Festival among others. Product sampling includes Wyke Farms Simply Gorgeous Vintage Cheddar, Just Delicious Extra Mature Cheddar and Superlight Half Fat Cheddar. Consumers will also be offered

Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar for over a century and has grown to become the largest family-owned cheese maker in Britain selling over 12,000 tonnes annually. The company have achieved substantial growth year on year by staying true to the traditional values behind the brand and have become the fastest growing cheddar brand at a rate of 82% year on year.

Wyke Farms cheese and butter is made with the milk from their cows grazing the lush pastures of the Mendip Hills in the centre of the Cheddar making region in Somerset. Wyke Farms cheese and butter products are available nationwide and can be found in Asda, Co-op, Makro, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Somerfield, Tesco and Waitrose.

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