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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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18 Jul 2018

Wyke Farms Launch the Ultimate Christmas Gift for Cheese Lovers, Their Own Mini Maturing Gift Box

Bruton, Somerset, 18th July 2018 – Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and producers of renewable energy, announce their new gift box; a uniquely crafted Ivy’s Mini Maturing Gift Box, housing a 1.25kg pack of their Ivy’s Vintage Reserve Cheddar.

This year, the Clothier family at Wyke Farms are set to make sharing Somerset’s original Cheddar cheese easier than ever with the Ivy’s Mini Maturing Gift Box, made from sustainably-sourced oak, and a mini replica of the wooden boxes used to age the cheese in Wyke Farms state of the art Maturing Store.

Over the years the traditional methods used by Ivy and her husband Tom haven’t been lost in the gleam of stainless steel. The Cheddar at Wyke Farms is still aged in wooden maturing boxes and constantly monitored by their Master Cheese Grader to ensure a delicious taste and guaranteed quality.

Ivy’s family founded Wyke Farms in the 1800s and now, three generations later, the Clothier family continues to use her celebrated 150-year-old recipe for turning their fresh milk into award-winning cheese with perfect texture and exquisite taste. Fresh milk is collected daily from Wyke’s local farms, where the cows are grazing the lush pastures in the heart of Somerset, the milk is then made into Cheddar at the dairy near Bruton.

The Ivy’s Vintage Reserve Cheddar then goes through a careful maturation period, for no fewer than 18 months, under the watchful eye of the Master Cheese Grader.  The traditional art of cheese making is maintained at Wyke Farms as the skilled cheese maker carefully brings all of the ingredients from the lush pastures of the Mendip Hills into full development of taste and texture.

A cheeseboard at Christmas is one of those foodie traditions that most families would not be without Commented Richard Clothier, third generation family member and Managing Director. He continues “And this is cheddar at its very best, it has a smooth silky texture with a slight crunch. The flavour is ’rounded’ balancing the sweet notes with creaminess and nuttiness. Now available encased inside its very own mini maturing gift box, my Grandmother Ivy’s Original Vintage Cheddar is a  must have gift for Cheese lovers everywhere.”

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.

RRP: £25 + P&P

Available to purchase from Wyke Farms Farm Shop, Bruton, Somerset and online from: www.wykefarms.com/shop from September 2018 – December 2018.

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