UK Based Wyke Farms Bring Authentic Farmhouse Cheddar to the Fancy Food Fair

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UK Based Wyke Farms Somerset Cheddar arrives in the US for the first time.

Wyke Farms, the UK's largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, are sampling a selection of their award winning farmhouse cheddars at this years Fancy Food Fair in San Diego. This is the first time that Wyke Farms have brought their cheese to the US and will be sampling the 'Just Delicious Extra Mature Cheddar' which has been a firm favourite in the UK for over 25 years, continuing to sell faster than any of the other Wyke Farms flavours.

Wyke Farms, famous for their provenance and the quality of their products, have maintained the art of traditional cheese making on their Somerset farm where the Clothier family have been making cheddar to Ivy Clothier's same original secret recipe since 1902. Staying loyal to the families' heritage and approach to farming has given Wyke Farms a unique ability to produce a wide variety of traditional, real farmhouse cheddars. Other popular cheeses from Wyke include:

  •     Simply Gorgeous Vintage Cheddar - This cheese has been maturing for at least 15 months, under the watchful eye of the master cheese grader. This means that the ingredients, first derived from the lush pastures of the Mendip Hills, fully develop into this unique taste and texture.
  •     Rich and Creamy Mature Cheddar A top quality, prize-winning Farmhouse Cheddar from Somerset, it has that fine balance of maturity with the gentle flavour of rich fresh milk and cream.
  •     So Mellow Mild Cheddar - The subtle, soothing flavour is perfect for those looking for in a quiet moment. Smooth, creamy and unpretentious, it's a friendly cheese that won't frighten the taste-wary.

Wyke Farms will be at the Fancy Food Fair, San Diego Convention Centre at stand 4025, from January 13th - 15th 2008

Notes to Editor

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 to Ivy Clothier's same original secret recipe since 1902.

Today, Wyke Farms is the largest independent cheesemaker and milk processor in the UK producing over 12,000 tonnes of cheddar per year to the same award winning 100 year old recipe.

2006 was a fantastic year for the brand, showing growth of 49.8% year on year, making the brand the 4th largest brand in the category and the only independent company in the top 10 cheese brands.

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 and for them 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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