We talk to Daisy our Bath Shop Manager for her advice on planning, serving and eating your cheese wedding cake. Read on to find to out more...
What is a Cheese Wedding Cake?
A cheese wedding cake is essentially a tower of cheese - made up of whole cheeses, which are stacked with the largest cheese at the bottom to resemble the appearance of a traditional tiered wedding cake. Many couples that we speak to are choosing to replace the traditional evening buffet with a cheese wedding cake; accompanied with crackers & chutneys for a perfect evening feast.
Why Choose a Paxton & Whitfield Cheese Wedding Cake?
We offer a range of cheese cakes on our website and we also create bespoke cakes so you can give your guests the perfect cheese experience. We fully understand the importance of your big day, which is why we offer a free cheese wedding cake tasting session with one of our expert Cheesemongers where you will get the opportunity to try a range of cheeses which will help you decide which cheeses are most suitable for your wedding. Paxton & Whitfield were the first cheesemongers to create a cake made out of cheese and we think there is no better way to finish the evening than with an artisan cheeseboard!
How big should my wedding cheese cake be?
The size of your cheese wedding cake really depends on a few different factors, including whether it’s a cake replacement for a sweet cake, if you’re having a cheese & sweet cake, or if it’s a part of the evening buffet. If your cheese wedding cake is the main event, I would suggest around 100g per person but if you're having it apart of a buffet (or another sweet cake is available) 50-75g per person will be plenty enough for all your guests to enjoy.
How do I choose the best cheese for my cheese wedding cake?
The best cheeses for your cheese wedding cake will come down to the size; you want at least third of the total weight to be on the bottom tier. Suitable cheeses for this would be Cheddar, Sparkenhoe Red Leicester or Stilton could work if you’re having a smaller cake. Things to also consider might be dietary requirements and a range of styles of cheeses (1x hard cheese, 1x soft cheese, 1x blue cheese and a goats' milk cheese for example)
What are the most popular cheeses for cheese cakes?
The most popular cheeses I get asked for include our Cave Aged Cheddar (available in a 1.8kg truckle which is also a popular option), Tunworth which is a great alternative to Camembert or your French brie-style and Bath Blue, which is locally made, similar to Stilton, a real crowd pleaser!
Create a Bespoke Cheese Wedding Cake
Still have questions or keen to create a bespoke cheese wedding cake? We offer free cheese wedding cake consultancy in each of our cheese shops so pop into London or Bath. Or speak to a member of our head office team by calling 0333 254 9259.
You can also order our Cheese Wedding Cakes online and even purchase sample boxes for delivery to you so that you may taste through the tiers of the cheeses on your cake as part of your wedding preparations.