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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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17 Sep 2013

Help support local Green business Wyke Farms Get National Recognition

Show your support for Bruton-based Wyke Farms to win Food Manufacturing Award  

Somerset, UK – 17th September 2013 – Rich Clothier, third generation family member and managing director at Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, is passionate about Wyke’s commitment to become a 100% sustainable working farm. He has been nominated for Food Manufacturing’s Personality of the Year Award and is up against others leaders in the food and drink manufacturing industry including global giants Coca-Cola Enterprises and Nestle.

Rich is passionate about food and farming in the South West and manages Wyke Farms in such a way that supports the local community, economy and environment. Later this week, Rich will officially open Wyke Farms’ biogas plant, one of his several green initiatives which will convert the farm’s biodegradable waste materials into energy, saving over 4 million kilos of carbon dioxide per annum. Sustainability has been the top of Rich’s agenda and he has already invested in several measures to reduce and use resources more efficiently including solar paneling across the farm buildings and changes in factory and manufacturing equipment and procedures, and packaging design.

Alongside, Rich’s nomination, Wyke Farms have also entered the Environmental Initiative of the Year Award, which is awarded to the UK manufacturer that can demonstrate the most significant progress over the past year in reducing its environmental impact. The Personality of the Year Award will goes to the individual who has done most over the past year to raise the profile of food and drink manufacturing. This is your chance to help support a local business and put Somerset on the map!

The winner will be selected by you the reader, so to vote Rich, please go to, click on the top left-hand button to vote. Voting closes Friday 27th September! The awards ceremony will be held at The London Hilton, Park Lane on 21st November.

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.

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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