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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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05 Sep 2013

A Vintage Year for Wyke Farms as its Cheddar Brings Home more Gold Awards

Wyke Farms secure their place as the Farmhouse cheddar brand that has won more awards than any other

 Somerset, UK – 5th September 2013 – Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, was the recipient of 90 awards and accolades at this year’s summer shows, including at The Royal Welsh Show, The Nantwich Show, The Bakewell Show and The Mid Somerset Show. Amongst these 90 awards Wyke secured an impressive 8 Winner Awards, 20 First Awards and 10 Gold Awards.

Rich Clothier, managing director and 3rd generation family member at Wyke Farms is delighted to win Supreme Champion Winner for Wyke’s Vintage Cheddar at this year’s The Mid Somerset Show. This year is a double celebration as he also commemorates the 100th anniversary of his great-grandfather’s award for his Champion Dairy Cows, at this very same show.

The favourite this year certainly seems to be Wyke Farms’ Vintage Cheddar which received in total 2 Winner Awards, 5 First Awards, 2 Gold Awards and 6 Silver Awards. This includes the Winner of The Black Diamond Challenge Trophy at The Bath & West Show.

In addition, Wyke Farms was presented with Supreme Champion Winner at The Great Eccleston Show and Dairy Crest Trophy Winner at the Bakewell Show. Wyke Farms also received 5 First Awards for its Mature Cheddar and 2 First Awards for its Extra Mature Cheddar, as well as Champion Winner for its Salted Butter at The Bath & West Show. This takes their awards total to 90 so far this year, which surpasses the total number of awards won this time last year.

Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar for over a century and has grown to become the largest family-owned cheese maker in Britain selling over 14,000 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 fastest growing cheddar brand at a rate of 10% every year for the past five years.

Wyke Farms have 150 years of family farming experience. 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.

From an original 3,000 plus, Wyke Farms is now one of less than 20 farmhouse cheese makers remaining in the West Country and the only independent dairy company within the top 10 cheddar brands in the UK.

The Wyke Farms products are available nationwide and can be found in Asda, Co-op, Makro, Sainsbury’s Tesco and Waitrose.

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