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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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15 Oct 2013

Somerset Dairy Student Awarded Wyke Farms ‘West Country Dairy Award’ 2013

Wyke Scholarship Fund supporting students in the Dairy Industry

Somerset, UK – 15th October 2013 – Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, is delighted to announce that Henry Lucas, from Ilminster, Somerset, is this year’s Wyke Farms winner in the West Country Dairy Awards. Wyke Farms presented Henry with a scholarship of £1,000 towards his studies in dairy farming.

Henry is currently studying for a degree in Agriculture at Hamper Adams University. He has always been actively involved in his family’s dairy farm in Puckington, near Ilminster in Somerset, and is passionate about dairy farming,

Henry was delighted to win the £1,000 prize money, saying “This funding will help me with day-to-day living costs at university and also go towards expensive competency tests which are critical in securing a placement at a progressive dairy. The skills which I’ll learn on placement will enable me to create the best dairy herd when I return home.”

 Rich Clothier, managing director and 3rd generation family member at Wyke Farms said “We are proud to be supporting the future of dairy farming and to be able to help students, such as Henry, through their studies. Henry has a real enthusiasm and passion for dairy farming that was immediately evident.”

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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