Do you need an eye-catching centrepiece for your top table at your wedding breakfast? Cheese wedding cakes are now considered a stylish and unusual alternative to a traditional wedding cake. As cheese experts, we have four tips to help you craft the perfect cheese wedding cake which is sure to be the talking point of your guests’ evening meal.
Buy British Cheese
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 cheese stockist 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 a not a selection that tickles your taste buds, then why not take the DIY route! You can easily order your own cheeseboard and tiers to bring together your perfect, custom cheesecake.
Selecting the Best Cheese for your Wedding Cake
With so many delicious British cheeses to choose from, we are sure you can easily find several cheeses to suit all tastes. From raucous Stiltons, creamy Wensleydales, or to our very own award-winning Oak Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar, be sure to pick a selection of cheeses sure to delight and wow your guests.
Remember: even if you don’t like a particular type of cheese there might be guests in your party who simply love it. 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 and making it totally unique.
Also, 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 Boho do in a barn or a country manor affair straight from a romance novel, your cheeses can be stacked and decorated so they fit right in. Using flowers from your bouquet and coloured accessories will bring in your theme and add those finer details.
Perfect Partners for Your Cheese Wedding Cake
It is not just you and your loved one who need to be perfect partners on your big day, but you also need to consider what pairs perfectly with your cheese cake. From crackers to chutneys and from quince jelly to figs, there is a plethora of accompaniments to choose from.
In terms of crackers or biscuits we would recommend you have a selection with different textures, shapes and colours to add to the visual effect of your stunning cheese cake.
- Sourdough crackers are a great choice, for where the strong flavoured cheese needs to be the hero.
- Beetroot or charcoal biscuits can add colour and drama, breaking up the usual biscuit beige, they now come in a variety of shapes and are ideal with soft cheeses such as brie.
- Rosemary biscuits with a goats or sheep cheese brings great aroma to the party. We would suggest our Rosemary Water Biscuits for this!
- Last but not least something sweet, like a digestive works ideally with a tasty Cheddar (Like Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar)
After biscuits comes chutney, figs, honey, port, grapes, fruit cake, apple, nuts the list goes on and on, offer something for everyone and you won’t go far wrong.
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.
Remember, also, 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 wouldn’t want anyone missing out.
Although it is important to keep your cheese refrigerated until the day of the event there’s a well-kept secret that cheese tastes its best when it’s been brought up to room temperature over the span of at least an hour. When slowly brought to room temperature all those lovely aromatic flavours and textures come to life.
On your big day ask your venue staff/caterer to bring out your cake for that magic hour 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.