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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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16 Dec 2019

Ultimate toasties from Wyke Farms to keep the cold out, leaving you toastie and warm

The Great British classic ‘cheese toastie’ has experienced something of a resurgence, with Wyke Farms’ ‘Tom’s Toasties Truck’ reporting record-breaking sales at festivals this year. Wyke Farms, maker of award winning cheddar in the heart of Somerset, reports more requests for ‘toastie fillings’ on their social channels than any other recipe. We asked the cheddar experts at Wyke Farms and the Master Toastie Makers from Toms Toasties to create the ‘Ultimate cheese toastie’ for winter.  ‘

Christmas Dinner Toastie:

The toastie that brings new life to leftovers…

Ingredients:

  • Two slices of thick cut bread.
  • We suggest saving some – Turkey/Beef, Parsnips, Red Cabbage and a spoonful of cranberry sauce.
  • A healthy sprinkle of our 18-month matured Vintage Cheddar.

Method:

  • Sprinkle your cheddar cheese onto one side of your bread.
  • Add your choice of Christmas leftovers and sandwich together.
  • Place under your toastie maker/grill for 4/5 minutes or until bread is golden. Turning half way through.
  • Enjoy!

Mac & Cheese – Extra Mature Cheddar cheese

Ingredients:

Makes 6 Macaroni Cheese Toasties

  • 2 tbsp butter, plus 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 350g macaroni pasta
  • ½  garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ½  tsp English mustard
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 500ml whole milk
  • 300g Wyke Farms Extra Mature Cheddar
  • 12 slices of thick sliced bread.

Method:

  • Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
  • Boil 350g of Macaroni pasta for 2 mins less than stated on the pack, then drain. Meanwhile, melt 2 tbsp butter in a saucepan.
  • Add ½  clove finely chopped garlic and ½  tsp English mustard, cook for 1 min, then stir in 3 tbsp plain flour.
  • Cook for 1 min more, then gradually whisking 500ml whole milk, until you have a lump-free sauce. Simmer for 5 mins, whisking all the time, until thickened.
  • Take off the heat and stir in 300g grated mature cheddar.
  • Stir the pasta and some seasoning into the cheesy sauce. Tip into a large ovenproof dish.
  • Leave to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully sandwich a 1/6 of the mac & cheese between the two slices of bread. Place in the toastie maker/grill for 4/5 minutes until bread goes golden brown.

Fig, Bacon and Mature Cheddar:

Ingredients:

  • Thick sliced Bread – 4 slices
  • 4 bacon rashers
  • 200g Mature Cheddar grated
  • 25g Soft Butter
  • Caramelised Onion Chutney
  • 2 ripe figs, topped, tailed and thickly cut.

Method:

  • Fry the bacon until crispy around the edges
  • Place Bacon on paper towels to soak excess fat
  • Grate 200g of Mature Cheddar Cheese
  • Butter both sides of the bread on all 4 slices (front and back).
  • Spread Chutney over one side of two slices.
  • Place bacon and figs onto each of the chutney covered slices and sprinkle cheddar equally on top.
  • Sandwich the other bread slices on top
  • Place in your toastie maker/Grill for 4/5 minutes or until Golden Brown. Turn half way through.

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 15,000 tonnes annually.

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. For further information or images please contact: Paloma Lacy on 07955 944 111. Paloma@connectedpr.com Images available here: https://connectedpr.com/wyke-farms/wyke-farms-media-library/

 

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