£500 reward to track down stolen award-winning cheese

Wyke Farms was thrilled to picked up a ‘Best in Show’ prize last weekend, after its vintage cheddars were crowned Champion and Reserve Champion (Class 205) at the annual Yeovil Show.

The Somerset agricultural event was held at the Yeovil Showground in Barwick on July 15 and July 16.

But the Bruton-based dairy farm’s joy turned to disappointment later that evening when 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, third generation family member and managing director at Wyke Farms.

The company is 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 info@wykefarms.com

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