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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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20 Jan 2014

Local Businesses Support Somerset Schools Sports Initiative

Sports Scheme offers children chance to experience range of competitive sports

Somerset, UK – 20thJanuary 2013 – Today, Bruton-based Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, and Blackacre Farm Eggs kick-off the start to the School Sports League football season with a sponsored match between Wincanton and Templecombe Primary schools. The two businesses will sponsor the entire School Sports Leagues scheme, a local inter-school sporting competition for Year 5 and 6 pupils.

Rich Clothier, Managing Director and 3rd generation family member at Wyke Farms and Dan Wood, Managing Director at Blackacre Farm are delighted to team up to support the School Sports Leagues scheme which offers local children in the Wincanton area the chance to experience competitive sport in a fun and enjoyable school environment, free of charge.

Wyke Farms and Blackacre Farm Eggs are both family-run local farming businesses and are like-minded in their commitment to support the local community. Rich Clothier, said, “We are delighted to support this initiative, providing local children, who might not of otherwise had the opportunity, a fun and nurturing environment to enjoy competitive sport.”

The School Sports Leagues scheme which has already seen its first Netball League take place before Christmas, is run between schools in the Wincanton area, including Upton Noble, Bruton, Castle Cary, Evercreech, Milborne Port, Horsington, Templecombe and Wincanton. Year 5 and 6 pupils are able to take part in a range of competitive sports over the academic year, with the final match of the football league scheduled to take place on Monday 27th March. The School Sports Leagues scheme, run by Sporting World Sport Services is organised by Stephen Spencer, who is also involved in the local farming community.

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.

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

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