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Wyke Farms Ltd is a family run company based in the heart of the Somerset cheddar-making region.  The art of traditional cheese making will never be lost on the Somerset farm where the Clothier family have been making cheddar in Somerset since 1861.Today, Wyke Farms is one of the largest independent cheese makers and milk processors in the UK producing over 13000 tonnes of cheddar per year to the same award winning 150-year-old recipe.

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  • Wyke Farms is one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, producing over 13,000 tonnes of cheddar per year to the same award winning recipe.
  • Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar for over a century and has grown to become one of the largest family-owned cheese makers in Britain.
  • The Wyke Farms brand is the 4th largest brand in the Cheddar category and the only independent company in the top 10 cheese brands with retail sales of over £60 million.
  • 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.

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11 Jul 2016

Tom’s Toasties get wheels as Wyke Farms launches new Toastie Kitchen

Somerset based Wyke Farms upgrade UK wide experiential offering

Bruton, Somerset, 11th July 2016 – Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent Cheese makers and producers of renewable energy, today announce the preview of ‘Tom’s Toasties’ – their new mobile kitchen offering ‘toasties’ made with their award winning farmhouse cheddar.

Named after Grandfather Tom Clothier, the trailer will be selling toasties made using the award winning Wyke Farms Extra Mature Cheddar, crafted from the family’s 155-year-old recipe. The cheese is left undisturbed for around 12 months to develop a full and rounded flavour, graded by the Master Cheese Grader, and then sliced and added to the deliciously mouth-watering toasties.

The trailer will be travelling around the country from July 2016, and appearing at the following events with a nationwide tour planned for 2017:

  • Yeovil Show – 15th/17th July
  • Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show Agricultural Show – 17th August
  • Mid Somerset Show – 21st August.
  • Sheppy Fest Cider and Music Festival – Saturday 3rd September
  • Frome Show – Saturday 10th September

The toasties are priced at £3.50 with extra fillings at 50p each. These include all the traditional favourites tomato, onion, ham, chorizo or spicy tomato chutney. For more information please visit Twitter @wykefarms #TomsToasties or www.wykefarms.com

 

Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar for over a century and has grown to become one of the largest family-owned cheese makers in Britain selling over 15,000 tonnes annually.  Wyke Farms have over 155 years of family farming experience. 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.

The Wyke Farms products are available nationwide and can be found in Asda, Co-op, Makro, Sainsbury’s Tesco and Waitrose.

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