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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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27 Apr 2018

Wyke Farms Invite Milk Producers to Support Increased International Trade

Bruton based Wyke Farms plans to increase milk production by 25m litres through farmer partnerships in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon and Dorset

 Bruton, Somerset, 17th April 2018 – Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and producers of renewable energy, are inviting dairy farmers to join their global alliance to fulfil increased International orders and continued success in the UK.

Currently trading in over 160 countries world-wide, the export side of the family run Wyke Farms business continues to grow. The business is looking for dairy farmers based within a 50-mile radius of their Bruton based dairy to join them.

Predicting global middle class growth and a subsequent food revolution from the East, Rich Clothier, 3rd generation family member and Managing Director, is inviting local milk producers to be part of this revolution and at the same time help the Dairy Industry, he comments “by 2030 the average Chinese person is likely to be wealthier than the average American and 300 million Indians will join the middle classes. Only by joining and excelling in world trade can we build stability into the dairy sector

For further information on how to be involved please contact: Andrew Gaskell, Milk Procurement Director, Wyke Farms Ltd 01749 812 424 andrew.gaskell@wykefarms.com

Wyke contract:

  • April price 27.65p/litre (4% butterfat, 3.3% protein)
  • ⬇ 1p/litre from March
  • Simple pricing schedule
  • No balancing charges
  •  No expansion restrictions

 

Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar to their secret family recipe for over 150 years and has grown to become one of the largest family-owned cheese makers in Britain selling over 15,000 tonnes annually to over 160 countries around the world.

Wyke Farms have over 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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