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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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21 Mar 2011

Wyke Farms’ Farmhouse Butter Rebranded

Award-winning farmhouse butter gets new name and pack design

Somerset, UK – 21st March 2011: Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, today unveil the latest in their recent brand refresh. The award-winning Truly Scrumptious Farmhouse Butter has been renamed ‘Ivy’s Original Farmhouse Butter’ to better fit within the core Wyke Farms range. The change comes as part of a complete brand refresh to include the ‘150 years of family farming’ badge on all packaging. The ‘Ivy’s’ brand more accurately reflects the quality, history & provenance of the product by featuring Matriarch and brand founder Ivy Clothier.

Ivy’s Original Farmhouse Butter is available in 250g packs and in both salted and unsalted variants. Aimed at the dinner party and special occasions market the new butter has a traditional farmhouse flavour and premium quality. Using the ‘Ivy’ name brings this high quality product in line with the ‘Ivy’s Vintage Reserve Cheddar’ the premium offering from Wyke Farms.

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.

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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