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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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08 Dec 2010

Asda’s Focuses on Extra Special Cheese in new Christmas advert

Heart of the cheddar country gives beautiful backdrop and authenticity to Asda TV ad

6th December 2010: The third installment of Asda’s Extra Special Christmas TV campaign breaks on 6th December, this time featuring Somerset Vintage Cheddar made by Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor.
Richard Clothier, third generation family member and MD of Wyke Farms, is the hero producer and talks through the history and provenance of the “cheddar of cheddars” made exclusively for Asda. He tells the Wyke story including the 150 years of experience his family has in making high quality cheddar and the national and world cheese awards the company has won. Richard’s brother and cousins are also featured in the advert.

The award-winning Extra Special Somerset Vintage Cheddar is matured in wooden casks for 15-months to develop a rounded, sweet nutty taste.

The advertising campaign from Asda has featured producers who make Asda’s award-winning Extra Special range of food and wine including Adrian Ivory an Asda Extra Special beef farmer and Jean-Claude Mas, an Extra Special wine producer from the South of France.

Simon Eyles, head of private label at Asda said: “We are very proud of our Christmas advertising campaign this year which showcases the specialist producers who put the special into Extra Special.  Richard Clothier from Wyke Farms is the star of our newest ad   and he talks through the history and quality of our Extra Special Somerset Vintage Cheddar, the cheddar of cheddars.”

Wyke Farms has been producing 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 best selling farmhouse Cheddar in the UK.

Wyke Farms cheese and butter products are available nationwide and can be found in Asda, Co-op, Makro, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Somerfield, Tesco and Waitrose.

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