BRINKWORTH Dairy is no stranger to the pages of The Adver, thanks to their multiple-award winning cheeses. And though I have read much about Ceri Cryer and husband Chad as the secret of their wonderful homemade cheeses has spread, there really is nothing better than taking a wander around the farm and the dairy where all of the magic happens.

Ceri’s family has farmed the land at Hill End Farm in the Dauntsey Vale since 1910, but it was when she took over the running of the farm that the family’s cheeses really began making a name for themselves, and a true tale of diversification success followed. Their small herd of some 95 Pedigree British Fresians are left out to pasture for 240 days of the year, while their milk finds itself in the dairy within minutes of being milked in the parlour. It really doesn’t get much fresher than that.

Harking back to their heritage is the Wiltshire Loaf, inspired by Ceri's great-grandfather William Collingborn who founded the herd at the turn of the 20th century. A semi-hard mild and creamy cheese, this particular cheese would have been popular in the 18th century, with notes of camomile and daisy - suggesting the herd may have a penchant for these delicate flowers! But the Wiltshire Loaf has proven to be equally as popular in the 21st - taking prizes at the British Cheese Awards and the International Cheese Awards.

Then there is the farm’s duo of blues – the Brinkworth Blue and the Royal Bassett Blue. While Ceri diplomatically puts it that you can’t have a favourite child, she clearly has a soft spot for the farm’s blue cheeses, which both offer something slightly different.

The Brinkworth is a soft cheese that is quite sharp to begin with but mellows to a deeper flavour as it matures. The Bassett is a medium strong soft mould ripened cheese, and has an attractively coloured rind with hints of blue, yellow and greys, while the centre is crisp white and springy. Creamy and light, the longer you leave it the more spreadable it becomes. It so impressed the judges at the Taste of the West Awards in 2014 that they described its ooziness as sexy - before promptly presenting it with an award for the best in the West.

It’s probably just as well they live in England’s longest village, because at the rate they’re going they are going to need an even longer trophy cabinet soon!