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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 Jul 2013

Co-op First Retailer to Support Wyke Farms ‘Help for Heroes’ Cheese

Co-op list Wyke Farms Cheese to raise funds for Help for Heroes

Somerset, UK – 22nd July 2013 – Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, today announces that its ‘Help for Heroes’ endorsed cheese, ‘Mature Cheddar for Heroes’, will be supported by The Co-operative Group.

Help for Heroes (H4H), the UK charity which provides direct, practical support to those who suffered life changing injuries and illnesses while serving our country, worked with Wyke Farms Ltd, to launch ‘Mature Cheddar for Heroes’ and ‘Salted Butter for Heroes’, the first dairy products with H4H branding, earlier this year. A minimum of 3 pence from each pack of butter and 7 pence from a pack of cheese will be contributed to Help for Heroes Trading Limited which Gift Aids all its taxable profits to Help for Heroes (Registered Charity Number 1120920).

“Help for Heroes has huge brand awareness and coupled with dairy, one of the biggest categories in food, we can make a significant contribution to support injured Service personnel and veterans.  The Co-op’s decision to match the 7p contribution to this worthy cause is extremely generous and demonstrates real support for an important cause in a time when our country feels more passionate than ever about helping our heroes” said Rich Clothier, Managing Director and third generation family member, Wyke Farms.

 Wyke Farms is a family-run business with 150 years of family farming experience producing cheese and butter and prides itself on its award-winning cheddar, which is enjoyed by more and more customers every year.

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. It has been producing its award-winning cheddar for over a century and has grown to become one of the largest family-owned food brands in Britain valued at over £70 million at retail (Kantar data). The company have achieved substantial growth year on year by staying true to the traditional values behind the brand.

The ‘Mature Cheddar for Heroes’ is now available in up to 3000 Co-op stores nationwide and is priced at £3 (for 300grams). The public can also show their support by following @cheese4heroes and @butter4heroes on Twitter as well as finding them on Facebook.

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