Ceris Cheese, Wiltshire
North Wiltshire Cheese was highly sought after in the 18th century (and mentioned in one of Jane Austens novels). With the coming of cheddar cheese the Bath and West Society supported a world wide campaign of instruction in making it. This, together with the coming of the railways, which could convey liquid milk to London, meant the disappearance of North Wiltshire Cheese. Ceri is now reviving some North Wiltshire cheeses and her range is growing along with her success.
Her family has farmed at Hill End Farm since 1910, and in the Dauntsey Vale for over 250 years. She is the 5th generation cheesemaker. They have the Brinkworth herd of Pedigree British Fresians which they brought onto the farm in 1910. This is one of the oldest pedigree Fresian herds in the country. Since then, they have bred from the same cows. All of the milk used in our cheese comes from our own herd which is still milked by her father.