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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 2014

Wyke Farms wins ‘Best English Cheddar’ plus 11 Gold Awards at Global Cheese Awards

Somerset-based company wins 15 Gold awards & accolades including

Best English Cheddar & Best Somerset Cheddar

Somerset, UK – 17th September 2014 – Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, was once again winners for multiple categories at this year’s 2014 Frome Agricultural & Cheese Show, taking home 31 awards for its cheddar including UK Supreme Cheese Champion, Best English Cheddar, Best Somerset Cheddar, Best UK Creamery Cheddar, Best Farmhouse Cheddar Block and Highest Number of Points in Show Champion. With 99 awards won already this year, including 34 Golds, the Somerset cheesemaker looks set to beat last year’s Gold awards record.

It won Gold for its Vintage Cheddar, Mature Cheddar and Extra Mature Cheddar and a further 8 Gold awards in other categories (see below) including in the Best Wedding Cake from Cheese and for its Salted Butter and Double Cream. In addition, Wyke Farms also received 15 Silver, Bronze and Highly Commended accolades including for Best European Cheddar, Low Fat Cheese as well as the Best Cheese Sandwich.

These awards come in additional to 23 other gold awards, which Wyke has already won this year at various shows including The Royal Welsh Show, The Bath and West Show and the Mid Somerset Show.

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.

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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2014 Frome Cheese Show Results for Wyke Farms:

Awards (champion classes)

  • CH2: UK Supreme Champion Cheese – Champion
  • CH3: Highest Number of Points in Show – Champion
  • CH7: Best Farmhouse Cheddar Block – Best
  • CH9: Best UK Creamery Cheddar –Best (UK Vintage Cheddar)

Awards

  • 701: Medium Farmhouse Cheddar – Gold
  • 703: Block Farmhouse Mature Cheddar – Gold
  • 705: Block Farmhouse Extra Mature Cheddar – Silver
  • 706: Vintage Farmhouse Cheddar Traditional or Block – Bronze
  • 712: Mature Cheddar – White – Bronze
  • 7134: Mature Cheddar – Coloured – Silver
  • 715: Extra Mature Cheddar – Coloured – Silver
  • 716: Vintage Cheddar – Gold, Bronze
  • 720: Extra Mature Cheddar – Gold
  • 721: Vintage cheddar in excess of 18 months of age – Silver
  • 727: Finest Mature Cheddar – Silver
  • 729: Aged Double Gloucester more than 6 months old – Gold
  • 738: Best Somerset Cheddar – Gold, Silver
  • 740: Best English Cheddar – Gold
  • 748: Best European Cheddar, any age – Bronze
  • 767: Low Fat Cheese – Silver
  • 876: Mature Cheddar – Gold
  • 877: Extra Mature Cheddar – Gold
  • 878: Vintage Cheddar – Silver
  • 833: Design the Best Cheese Sandwich or Baguette – Bronze
  • 834: Design the Best Wedding Cake from Cheese – Gold
  • 841: Butter Salted Whey Cream Butter – Highly Commended, Bronze
  • 842: Butter 25kg Salted in presentation box – Gold
  • 844: Double Cream – Gold

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