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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 Aug 2015

Wyke Farms Win Green Apple Environment Award for ‘Environmental Best Practice’

Bruton based Wyke Farms named winner of international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities

Bruton, Somerset, 17th August 2015 – Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, have won a Green Apple Environment Award, in the ‘Environmental Best Practice’ category of this year’s awards programme.

Wyke Farms competed with more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice and won the award for their integrated green approach encompassing renewable energy, water recovery, green farming and transport. This forms part of the companies ‘100% Green’ sustainability plan, through which, they have dramatically reduced their carbon footprint and become the first national cheddar brand to be 100% self-sufficient using their own energy generated from solar and biogas.

Wyke Farms will be presented with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament on Monday, November 16th 2015. As a result of this success Wyke Farms have also been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example.

The Green Apple awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.  They are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.

Wyke Farms will go on to represent England in the Green World Awards and the European Business Awards for the Environment.

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 selling over 13,000 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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