The Clothier family have been making Award-Winning cheddar in the heart of Somerset, a stone’s throw from Worthy Farm, for generations. With its mild climate and lush, green pastures for grazing, it is the best place to make Cheddar.
About 100 years ago, my grandfather decided to make the milk at Worthy Farm into Caerphilly cheese. He secured a good price from the Welsh coal miners, bought the first lorry around here and delivered it once a week to the coal pits. This trade made him quite rich and powerful. But the general strike in 1926 ended all of that. He had to mortgage the farm and close the cheese production down. He converted his AC car (equivalent to the Aston Martin of today) into a horse drawn cart and called it a ‘Dofunny.’ This vehicle took the kids to school and went on weekly shopping trips to Glastonbury. Now 100 years later, after 50 years of recent festival history, Worthy Farm milk is being made into cheese again by Wyke Farms and the finest reserve cheddar selected for Worthy Farm packs – what a comeback!
Nutritional values per 100g
|Energy||1725 kJ / 416 kcal|
|of which saturates||21.7 g|
|Of which sugars||0.1 g|
Contains cow’s milk (pasteurised). Gluten-free.
Yes – though you may notice a crumblier texture in the cheese, once thawed. Please allow your cheddar to thoroughly defrost in the fridge before unwrapping.
It is best to store your Worthy Cheddar in the cheese drawer compartment of your fridge, which is the warmest and moistest part. Worthy Farm Cheddar can be stored in its packaging. Once you have opened your cheese, we recommend wrapping it in a reusable beeswax wrap – available to purchase from the Wyke Farms online shop.
Yes, Worthy Cheddar is made with Vegetarian rennet.
Currently the packaging for Worthy Farm Reserve Cheddar cannot be recycled. We are working to find a recyclable packaging solution as quickly as possible. It’s challenging in cheese as it needs a barrier film. Without barrier film then cheese spoilage and food waste increases which can be equally bad or even worse for the environment so we are unable to take any risks.
However, there is a hugely important focus for us on recyclable barrier films and Wyke Farms are at the forefront and doing everything we can in the trial and development of options for cheese and butter. We have trialled multiple materials for cheese and have two viable options to date. If the trials continue to be successful, we should be able to bring recyclable packaging to market in the first half of 2022.
We are doing all that we can to drive the innovation needed to allow people to continue to enjoy Somerset Cheddar in a more sustainable way.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with the team at Worthy Farm. Not only do our families share in a long tradition of Somerset farming, the Eavis family have a long history in cheesemaking too. Our shared family values, passion for sustainable farming & commitment to producing the highest quality cheddar are all things that make our partnership a natural fit.
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