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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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30 Jan 2018

Say it with cheese this Valentine’s Day, the Wyke Farms way

Lovingly crafted by us, lovingly gifted by you. This beautiful heart shaped red wax truckle filled with the finest vintage Cheddar will put a smile on any cheese lovers’ face this Valentine’s Day.

This delicious vintage cheddar is crafted in the heart of Somerset with love. Matured for over 15 months for a smooth, yet silky texture, with a slight crunch, always the sign of a well-aged Cheddar. A rounded flavour, balancing sweet notes, with creaminess and nuttiness thrown in for good measure, its complexity should build in your mouth like a fine wine.

Perfect enjoyed on its own or on a cheeseboard with some delicious extras. Remember, opposites attract so you can get creative here!

Not sure where to start with your cheeseboard this Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, we have some quick ideas that require very little prep but still have a wow factor!

Why not try these classic ingredients to help mark the day in style?

Strawberries and chocolate: Roughly break up the chocolate and place into a microwavable bowl. Place the bowl into a microwave and gradually warm, making sure to check every 10 seconds, giving a stir to check. Once you are happy that the chocolate is melted through, get your strawberries and gently dip. Place each dipped strawberry onto a tray/plate. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set. Sorted!

Figs and Honey:  Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Get 8 ripe figs, your favourite honey and some butter. Halve your figs and place onto a parchment lined baking tray. Put a small knob of butter onto each half then drizzle with a teaspoon of honey. Place in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until soft and gooey.

Olives make a great partner for cheese and lots of them. Just dot them artfully around the board, simple and the perfect complement to our cheese!

Elderflower Prosecco: Pour 10ml of elderflower cordial into a champagne flute fill to the top with chilled Prosecco. Dress to impress by placing a fresh raspberry on.

What do you put on your cheeseboard? Tweet us your images @wykefarms.

400g Red Love Heart Cheddar Truckles (RRP £5) are available for a limited time on our online shop:

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