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Wyke Farm Cheese Making

WYKE FARMS

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 in Somerset since 1861. Today, Wyke Farms is one of the largest independent cheese makers and milk processors in the UK producing over 18,000 tonnes of cheddar per year to the same award winning 160-year-old recipe.

The Wyke Farms brand is one of the oldest cheddar brands in the UK and is the mostly widely distributed to over 160 countries around the world. Wyke Farms is the only independent national cheddar brand in the UK.

 

Wyke Farms are committed to sustainable farming and are proud to be the UK’s first national cheddar brand to become 100% self-sufficient in green energy.  Wyke Farms sources all of its electricity and gas from both solar and biogas, generated from the farm and dairy waste. The biogas energy is generated from its own anaerobic digester (AD) plant, which saves Wyke Farms over 20 million kilos of carbon dioxide per annum. The company are now Europe’s most sustainable business

WIPAK GROUP

The Wipak Group is a leading global supplier of premium quality, sustainable and innovative flexible packaging solutions for food, medical devices and pharmaceutical products. In 2019, the family-owned business, which has 11 manufacturing plants across Europe, launched an ambitious strategy to be the world’s most sustainable flexible packaging supplier, committed to ZERO CO2 by 2025.

Through strategic investments and partnerships, and implementing a circular economy approach, Wipak has placed sustainability at the heart of everything it does. The company is working towards CO2 neutrality by focusing on issues such as material consumption, waste reduction and renewable-based materials. Combined with ever-increasing recyclable solutions and new, state-of-the-art technologies, Wipak is continuously expanding its sustainable packaging range to not only reduce its environmental impact, but that of its customers too.

Whether you’re looking for alternative materials and composites, thinner films which don’t compromise barrier properties, reduced edible-to-packaging ratio, digital printing or increased levels of recycled content in a pack, Wipak can offer all key markets a broad range of packaging products and services.

The company is continually investing in new facilities and improved processes, and is proud of its position at the forefront of the flexible packaging industry, which it maintains by involving customers from the very beginning of a new product journey and including them throughout the product development process. Wipak’s dedicated and knowledgeable team gains a clear understanding of customers’ needs and works with them to deliver functional solutions that ensure the maximum level of product protection, preserving resources and inspiring customers and end-users alike. The company also offers a wide range of services and training opportunities through its recently launched N.E.X.T. centers, helping its customers gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Get involved and find out more about Wipak’s forward-thinking green solutions and added-value services. #WeContribute. Green is the new black.

 

Info.uk@wipak.com

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FOSS

Analytics Beyond Measure

 

FOSS is the leading global provider of analytics for the food and agricultural industries. We help producers maximise the value of their production while making the best possible use of valuable natural resources. Value for the customer and value for the environment go hand in hand.


Always at the forefront of analytical technology development, FOSS provides a range of analytical solutions from laboratory to at-line and in-line solutions. Across a number of industries, FOSS helps optimise the use of food and agricultural resources around the world. We do so by enabling customers to run intelligent data-driven productions, based on fast, easy-to-use and dedicated analytics. We call it Smart Analytics.

 

FOSS Solutions in Cheese Production

 

Incoming Milk

Quality assurance of incoming milk ensures safe products, longer shelf life and brand protection.

FOSS offer the MilkoScan range for Compositional data and BacSomatic for Bacteria and Somatic Cell data.

 

Cheese Milk Standardisation

Improved milk standardisation allows you to produce closer to specification reducing your process variation, securing consistent end products and raw material optimisation.

 

FOSS offer the MilkoScan range in the Laboratory and MilkoStream in-line or ProcesScan at-line.

 

Process Control

Control product variation in your production and move the moisture target closer to specification. Reduce your process variation, secure consistent end products and control your process.

 

FOSS offer you FOODSCAN2 for the laboratory, FOODSCAN2 PRO for at-line and the PROFOSS for In-line solutions

 

Final Product Control

Final product quality control ensures products are within specification and according to Codex Alimentarius. Protect your brand while saving time/labour with fast and safe analysis and ready to use calibrations.

FOSS offer you FOODSCAN2 for the laboratory, FOODSCAN2 PRO for at-line and the PROFOSS for In-line solutions

 

Details of all our products and services can be found on our website. These include videos of how our products work, brochures and testimonials.

https://www.fossanalytics.com/en-gb/industrypages/cheese-analysis

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SPECIALITY & FINE FOOD FAIR

Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the UK's leading trade event for artisan food and drink products. For 21 years, we've been the go-to showcase for emerging and established brands within the speciality fine food and drink industry.

 

With over 10,000 trade buyers, 700 exhibitors, over 200 new products and 100 brand new producers each year, this annual event provides a second-to-none opportunity to launch and source new products, promote existing products,  meet the industry and share knowledge and innovations.

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SOCIETY OF DAIRY TECHNOLOGY

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DuPont DANISCO

DuPont™ Danisco® are a world-leading bioscience innovation company that provide cultures, food enzymes and food protection systems to customers in the food and beverage markets.

 

The DuPont™ Danisco® dairy culture range is one of the world’s most extensive collections of cultures. These are microorganisms that are safe to eat – and many of them even provide health benefits.

 

The DuPont™ Danisco® cheese cultures are a comprehensive range of products for controlled acidification and for emphasizing and diversifying flavour profiles.

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FLEXOPACK

FLEXOPACK SA was founded in 1979. Initially a family-interest company, it became public in the Athens Stock Exchange in 1996.

 

FLEXOPACK is a major European flexible packaging manufacturer offering a great variety of products, with special emphasis in co-extrusion flexible barrier films for the meat, cheese, seafood sectors. The company has a strong technical base in extrusion, bag-making, and printing.

 

FLEXOPACK operates an advanced R&D department for new product development and improvement of our current product portfolio.

 

FLEXOPACK Trade and Services UK Ltd was established in 2014 and is operating as a wholesale distributor of food packaging products in UK and Ireland, providing both sales and technical support.

 

Product Portfolio emphasised on cheese section to service any possible demand.

  • Plain and Coloured Thermoforming films

  • Plain and Coloured Vacuum Pouches on any format

  • Gusseted Pouches for cheese maturation

  • Plain, Coloured and Printed Shrink Bags for any maturation level requested

  • Plain, Coloured and Printed Shrink Flowpack films for any maturation level requested

  • Vacuum Skin Packaging films

  • Customised film structures

 

Regarding the dairy industry, we enjoy a vast presence in most UK supermarkets today, showcasing our multi-national cheese packing experience.

 

  

We are committed to achieving our vision by being an innovative, dynamic and pro-active company, focusing on market needs. We focus on being responsive to changes by systematically pursuing profitable performance and by being passionate about what we do.

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DAVIDSTOW

At Davidstow we believe that the best things in life are never rushed.

 

Time in = pleasure out.

 

Our multi-award winning cheddar is made with exacting care in the Cornish village from which we take our name. The recipe has been meticulously crafted for almost 70 years. We mature our cheddar for longer to ensure we always deliver 100% on flavour complexity; from a 12mth Mature cheese, to a 60mth special reserve gracing some of the finest Michelin * restaurants in the country, we have cheddar to lift any cheese occasion.   

THE GROCERY LIST

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

The Grocery List presents a curated list of quality local suppliers offering delicious, sustainable and personal products in an online directory and delivery service that, we hope, will keep a sense of excitement for food and produce going through lockdown and beyond into a new landscape for food and grocery deliveries.

 

We will also be partnering with local Chefs, Sommeliers and Florists to share fresh ideas on ways to prepare, style and enjoy the produce our suppliers deliver.

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