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Do you need an eye-catching centrepiece for your top table at your wedding breakfast?
Consider a cheese wedding cake as a stylish and unusual alternative to a traditional wedding cake. As experts on cheese ourselves, we have three tips to help you craft the perfect cheese wedding cake that is sure to be the talking point of your guests’ evening meal.
As a nation, we Brits love cheese. The British Cheese Board has estimated that there are over seven hundred (700) named cheeses in production in the UK. Despite stiff competition from their European cousins, British cheeses repeatedly win prominent and prestigious international cheese awards. It is one of the most versatile foods available since it can be used in any course of a meal and, with so many different flavours and textures, everyone has a favourite. As a result, it makes it perfect for inclusion in your wedding.
Your wedding is a celebration of you and your partner’s love. If you are particularly passionate about cheese, a cheese wedding cake is a perfect idea for indulging your excellent tastes and introducing your loved ones to some of your favourites.
Buying British does not only mean buying British cheese. It can mean supporting your local cheesemonger too. You would not order a wedding cake without trying samples, so why would you do the same just because your cake is made of cheese? Many cheesemongers already supply wedding cakes so book an appointment with your local store to read through their options and find some cheeses. They may also have their own customisation options if you are not entirely taken with their premade selections.
If there is still something not sliding into place for you, take the DIY route! You can easily order your own cheeseboard and tiers to bring together your perfect, custom cheesecake.
Selecting the Best
With so many beautiful British cheeses to choose from, you can easily find several cheeses to suit all tastes. From raucous Stiltons to beautiful Wensleydales, to our very own award-winning organic smoked cheddars, be sure to pick a selection of cheeses sure to delight and wow your guests.
Do not be afraid to narrow choices down to only what you like. Even if you do not like a particular cheese, it may be a favourite of a guest. A fun way to include your guests in the wedding cake is to select a cheese to represent not only you and your partner but loved ones like your parents or children. That instantly gives you many different cheeses to begin creating your perfect cake.
Consider where your wedding will be held and decorate your cake accordingly. Cheesecakes are as versatile as their confectionary siblings. Whether you are holding an intimate rustic do in a barn or a gallant country manor affair straight from a romance novel, your cheeses can be stacked and decorated so they fit right in. Include flowers from bouquets and boutonnieres to tie your cake into the broader wedding theme and party.
The Grand Reveal
As you would with a traditional wedding cake, make sure you have ordered it well in advance, you don't want to be disappointed. We take at least two weeks to construct our cheesecakes as that extra time is needed to ensure your selection is at its most delectable maturity.
Remember to order extras of your top tiers! You will have less of these cheeses, but if they are particularly popular, you will need more to satisfy your guests. You don’t want anyone missing out.
On your big day, you must instruct your venue staff to keep the cake refrigerated until an hour before you need it. This amount of chill time will keep your cake nice and fresh. The hour out of the fridge is all the time it takes for the cake to reach room temperature. It needs to be allowed to warm up slowly; that is how all the fantastic aromas and textures spring to life.
Bring it out and allow your guests to marvel at this incredible creation. Hopefully, you will have managed to drum up a little excitement over this unique culinary delight. It is sure to please nearly everyone at your wedding; it will remain a talking point among your guests for months.
If we have tickled your taste buds with the temptation of a cheese wedding cake, do not worry, we have one for you!
Think that an alternative cheese wedding cake might be the thing for you? Our Godminster Wedding and Celebration Cheese Cake or the Godminster Celebration Cake are both perfect for your big day. They feature not only our famous organic cheddar but a host of other beautiful British cheeses. . We are confident you will love it. If you have any questions, you can have a read of our Cheese Cake FAQs.