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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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12 May 2014

Wyke Farms’ Vintage Cheddar achieves Which? Best Buy Award

‘Simply Gorgeous’ Vintage Farmhouse Cheddar noted as one of the ‘champions of the cheeseboard’

Somerset, UK – 12th May 2014: Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, has achieved a ‘Best Buy’ award from esteemed consumer advice magazine Which? for its ‘Simply Gorgeous’ Vintage Farmhouse Cheddar. The award-winning Vintage Farmhouse Cheddar was also named in the magazine’s Top 5 Best Cheddars.

Wyke Farms ‘Simply Gorgeous’ Vintage Farmhouse Cheddar has a bold characterful taste and is made using Wyke Farm’s patriarch, Grandmother Ivy Clothier’s age-old recipe. To achieve this flavor, it is left to mature, undisturbed, for over 15 months. The testing panel praised its “hint of crunch and a good, fruity flavour” and after testing its aroma, taste and texture. Fifteen widely available premium vintage and extra mature cheddars were selected and tested by a panel of four judges in order to find the ‘champion of the cheeseboard’.

Wyke Farms will be sampling its ‘Simply Gorgeous’ Vintage Farmhouse Cheddar, along with the rest of its product range at a total of 19 national events across the country this summer. The general public will be invited into the Wyke Farms trailer to taste its award winning cheddar, enjoy product offers and learn about its family history and sustainability project.

Wyke Farms are sampling its farmhouse cheddar at The BBC Good Food Show, The Royal Bath & West Show, The Grand Designs Show and MasterChef Live among others. Product sampling includes Wyke Farms Simply Gorgeous Vintage Cheddar, Just Delicious Extra Mature Cheddar, Rich and Creamy Mature Cheddar, and also Superlight Half Fat and new Somerset Old Smokey.

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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