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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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24 Feb 2009

(US) Wyke Farms Gourmet Farmhouse Cheddar and Butter Available at Spec’s

Texas wine and spirits chain calls on UK’s largest independent farmhouse cheese producer for gourmet British deli imports

Austin, Texas – February 24, 2009 – Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, today announced the availability of the company’s award-winning farmhouse cheddar and butter in Spec’s, the Houston-based spirits and grocery chain. Currently available throughout the Midwest and other retailers around the United States, Spec’s will be the first Texas-based chain to carry Wyke Farms’ imported gourmet British Farmhouse cheddar and butter products.

Wyke Farms is a family-owned and operated business in the heart of the Somerset cheddar-making region in England with a rich history dating back to 1902 when the family’s award-winning original recipe was created by grandmother Ivy Clothier. Today, over 100 years later, Wyke Farms remains loyal to the family’s heritage and approach to farming, which enables them the unique ability to produce a wide variety of traditional, real farmhouse cheddars that have made the company a household name across the UK and Europe.

“We officially announced Wyke Farms’ presence in the United States less than a year ago, so we’re still relatively new to U.S. soil and are therefore thrilled to expand our distribution into Texas,” said Richard Clothier, Managing Director and third-generation family member, Wyke Farms. “Spec’s has a unique history deeply rooted in family values very similar to our own, and we feel our farmhouse cheddar and butter will be well-served along side their impressive stock of other imported and domestic gourmet cheeses and deli products.”

Owned and operated by the same Houston family since 1962, Spec’s operates over 50 stores located throughout Houston, the surrounding areas and Beaumont, Texas. Wyke Farms’ farmhouse cheddar and butter products, including TNT Aged Cheddar, Village Oak Vintage 18 Month-Old Cheddar and Truly Scrumptious Farmhouse Butter, are available for purchase at various Spec’s locations across Texas. 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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