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About Wyke Farms

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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18 Jul 2017

Award Winning Cheddar Stolen – Reward Offered for Information

Bruton-based Wyke Farms were announced as ‘Best in Show’ this weekend at the Yeovil Show as the judges crowned their vintage cheddars as Champion and Reserve Champion (Class 205).

Unfortunately, later that evening the 2 blocks of cheddar, weighing 20kg each, were stolen from the cheese tent on site at the show. The Clothier family at Wyke Farms are saddened but not too surprised by the news: “our vintage cheddar is made to Grandmother Ivy’s recipe and we believe it to be the best quality cheese available, a 20kg block of it is extremely tempting!” said Rich Clothier, 3rd generation family member and managing director at Wyke Farms.  The company are offering a £500 reward for any information that leads to the recovery of the cheese or the arrest of the thief. If you have any information please call 01749 812 424 if you have information on the crime.

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