Bruton, Somerset- based Wyke Farms were announced as ‘Best in Show’ this weekend at the Yeovil Show as the judges crowned their vintage cheddars as Champion and Reserve Champion (Class 205).
Unfortunately, later that evening after the judging had taken place the two blocks of cheddar, weighing 20kg each, were stolen from the cheese tent on site. The Clothier family at Wyke Farms are saddened but not too surprised by the news: “our vintage cheddar is made to Grandmother Ivy’s recipe and we believe it to be the best quality cheese available, a 20kg block of it is extremely tempting!” said Rich Clothier, 3rd generation family member and managing director at Wyke Farms. The company are offering a £500 reward for any information that leads to the recovery of the cheese or the arrest of the thief. If you have any information please call 01749 812 424 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org