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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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10 Sep 2008

(US) Wyke Farms Cheddar Now Available Across Midwestern U.S.

Britain’s largest independent farmhouse cheese producer achieves retail distribution in United States; cheddar to hit deli counters in time for Autumn

Austin, Texas / Somerset, EnglandSeptember 10, 2008 – Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, today announced the family’s award-winning farmhouse cheddar and butter will be available in a variety of retail grocery stores throughout the Midwestern United States. Since officially announcing their US introduction in April, Wyke Farms will now be stocking deli counters at retail stores throughout America’s heartland, just in time for Fall tailgate parties, wine season and get-togethers.

A traditional family farm set on a rolling 1,500 acres in Somerset, England, the Clothier family has been producing farmhouse cheese and butter for more than 100 years, never straying from Grandma Ivy’s original recipe. Over the years, Wyke Farms’ range of farmhouse cheddar and butter has won numerous awards and become a household name throughout Europe, but has never been sold in stores across the Atlantic – making today a momentous achievement in company’s century-old history.

“We’ve dreamt of expanding our family business across the Atlantic in order to share our heritage and passion for cheddar with cheese-lovers in the US market for years,” said Richard Clothier, third-generation family member & Managing Director. “We’re absolutely thrilled to finally have Wyke Farms’ traditional farmhouse cheddar and butter available in stores across the Midwestern United States and are looking forward to growing our distribution to include retailers from coast to coast.”

The range of Wyke Farms’ dairy products available in the US include a variety of vintage and mature cheddar – Just Delicious Extra Mature Cheddar, Rich & Creamy Mature Cheddar, Simply Gorgeous Vintage Cheddar,So Mellow Mild Cheddar, TNT Aged Cheddar and Village Oak Vintage 18 Month-Old Cheddar – as well as the company’s half fat cheddar, Leskol – featuring only 1.3% saturated fat – and Wyke’s Truly ScrumptiousFarmhouse Butter.

For a full listing of where to buy Wyke Farms farmhouse cheddar and butter in the United States, please email For information on how to carry Wyke Farms dairy products in your store, contact Tom Slattery of Global Sales & Marketing at or 973.256.8000.


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