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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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31 Mar 2015

Spot the ‘Giant Cheaster Egg’ for a Chance to Win

Join the online Giant Cheaster Egg hunt to win 25.5 kilograms of Wyke Farms award-winning cheddar for your family

Somerset, UK – 31st March 2015 – Wyke Farms is giving away a 24-inch Easter Egg (a Cheaster Egg) made from its award-winning cheddar cheese to a deserving cheddar-loving family. The ‘Giant Cheaster Egg’ is two feet tall and made with 85 x 300g blocks of award winning Wyke Farms cheddar.

To be in with a chance to win, a Giant Cheaster Egg image is hidden somewhere on Wyke Farms website at http://www.wykefarms.com. Entrants must find the egg and send an email to wyke@connectedpr.com sharing the location for a chance to win. The retail value of the cheese included in the Giant Cheaster Egg is over £200. The egg is made from the original Ivy Clothier’s 100-year-old recipe and matured to perfection for over a year. The winning family will be announced on Friday 3rd April.

Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, has been running the annual ‘Giant Cheaster Egg’ giveaway since 2008 and every year it attracts more attention. This is the second year that the competition has been run across both Twitter and Facebook.

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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