How Long Does a Cheese Wedding Cake Last? Shelf Life, Storage Tips, and Serving Suggestions

Created by Paula Whitworth, Modified on Wed, 17 May 2023 at 11:02 AM by Paula Whitworth

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! If you're considering a cheese wedding cake from Cheese Wedding Cake Shop, you may be wondering about the shelf life of your delicious and unique centrepiece.

In this article, we will discuss the shelf life of a cheese wedding cake. We will provide some tips on how to store and serve it to ensure the best taste and quality for your special day.

Shelf Life of a Cheese Wedding Cake:

The shelf life of a cheese wedding cake depends on the types of cheese used in the cake and how they are stored. Generally, hard cheeses have a longer shelf life than soft cheeses. Here are some guidelines for the shelf life of different types of cheeses:

  1. Hard cheeses (e.g., Cheddar, Gouda, Parmesan): 3-4 weeks
  2. Semi-hard cheeses (e.g., Gruyère, Emmental, Jarlsberg): 2-3 weeks
  3. Soft cheeses (e.g., Brie, Camembert, Goat/Sheeps cheese): 1-2 weeks
  4. Blue cheeses (e.g., Stilton, Roquefort, Gorgonzola): 2-3 weeks

Please note that these are general guidelines. The actual shelf life of your cheese wedding cake may vary depending on the specific cheeses used and their freshness at the time of purchase.

Storage Tips:

To ensure the longest shelf life and best quality for your cheese wedding cake, follow these storage tips:

  1. Store the cheese wedding cake in a cool, dry place, ideally at a temperature between 4°C and 8°C.
  2. Keep the cheese wedding cake wrapped in wax or parchment paper, or store it in a sealed container to prevent it from drying out.
  3. Avoid storing the cheese wedding cake near strong-smelling foods, as cheese can absorb odours.
  4. If you notice any mould on the cheese, remove it with a clean knife before serving.

Serving Tips:

When it's time to serve your cheese wedding cake, follow these tips to ensure the best taste and presentation:

  1. Remove the cheese wedding cake from the refrigerator at least 1-2 hours before serving to allow the flavours to develop.
  2. Use a separate knife for each type of cheese to avoid mixing flavours.
  3. Serve the cheese wedding cake with a variety of accompaniments, such as crackers, bread, fruit, and chutneys.


The shelf life of a cheese wedding cake depends on the types of cheeses used and how they are stored. By following the storage and serving tips provided in this article, you can ensure that your cheese wedding cake remains fresh and delicious on your special day. For more information on cheese wedding cakes, visit our website and check out our blog posts on budgeting, pricing, and DIY cheese wedding cake guides.

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