S5E6 Rich Clothier
We finally talk about cheddar, with someone whose family have been dairy farmers in Somerset for generations. Rich Clothier is the managing director of Wyke Farms – and has been a key part in taking this family business from local producer, to one of the largest independent cheese makers in the UK producing over 16,000 tonnes of Cheddar per year to the same 160-year-old recipe. What’s more, Rich has overseen a long-term strategy to make farming and production more sustainable at Wyke, with a mission to be a net positive business. We met back in January of this year and talked about a really wide range of topics that are at the front of mind in rural and agricultural life.