Somerset's world champion cheeses

PUBLISHED: 16:25 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:37 20 February 2013

Somerset's world champion cheeses

Somerset's world champion cheeses

Somerset-based Wyke Farms took three awards at this year's World Cheese Awards.

Super Gold

Somerset-based Wyke Farms took three awards at this years World Cheese Awards.

The biggest independent cheese and milk producer won Super Gold for its Just Delicious Extra Mature Cheddar, a Gold for the Wyke Farms Red Leicester and Silver for the Wyke Farms Simply Gorgeous Vintage Cheddar.

The Super Gold award means that Wyke Farms have made it onto the The Worlds 55 Best Cheeses list and was one of only two Super Gold awards to cheddar this year.

Rich Clothier, managing director - and third generation family member at Wyke Farms said: Our family have been perfecting our cheddar for over 150 years, so to receive recognition in the form of world class status is wonderful for everyone here.

Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar for more than 150 years and has grown to become one of the largest family-owned food brands in Britain valued at over 70 million at retail (Kantar data). The company have achieved substantial growth year on year by staying true to the traditional values behind the brand.

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