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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 Jan 2016

Wyke Farms and Sainsbury’s Agree Green Gas Deal

Somerset based Wyke Farms partners with supermarket to lead on positive environmental impact

Bruton, Somerset, 12th January 2016 – Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, today announces a unique partnership with Sainsbury’s to supply Green gas for its stores.

Running for a year, Wyke Farms will supply a large proportion of the supermarket’s green gas, which makes up 6% of Sainsbury’s total gas use. This will save over 16 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per day or 24 thousand tonnes over the length of the supply partnership. This equates to over 5000 average cars driven for one year, based on average mileage.

We are delighted to be supplying Sainsbury with Green gas for their stores” said Richard Clothier, Managing Director and 3rd generation family member at Wyke Farms, he continues:Supplying customers with Gas as well as cheese, taking waste back in return, all forms part of the type of circular approach where everyone is a winner – especially the environment!”

Paul Crewe, Sainsbury’s Head of Sustainability, Engineering & Energy adds: “We are always looking for innovative ways to reduce our impact on the environment. Our partnership with Wyke Farms shows the commitment we have to drive down our carbon footprint in what we are sure will be an efficient and sustainable way.

Wyke Farms’ has a strong bond with the Somerset countryside and became one of the first national food brands to be self-sufficient in green energy in a long-term sustainability plan called ‘Wyke Farms 100% Green’. Its goal is to create a sustainable working farm, one, which sources all its electricity and gas from solar and biogas, generated from the farm and dairy waste, which is currently of no value. Wyke Farms will offer similar opportunities to other business serious about addressing their own environmental impact.

Wyke Farms is the only food company to make a list of Green promises that it measures itself against publicly available: 

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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