Creating Your Personalised Cheese Wedding Cake: A Savoury Alternative to Traditional Cake

Created by Paula Whitworth, Modified on Wed, 17 May 2023 at 02:49 PM by Paula Whitworth

A Cheese Wedding Cake is an innovative and delicious alternative to the traditional wedding cake. This savoury tower of various cheeses can be customised to suit the couple's taste and preferences, making it a unique and memorable centrepiece for the reception

In this support article, we will guide you through the process of creating your own cheese wedding cake, from selecting and arranging cheeses to assembling and decorating the tower.


Selecting and Arranging Cheeses for the Tower


When choosing cheeses for your tower, consider a variety of textures and flavours to create a balanced and visually appealing display. Incorporate soft, hard, and semi-soft cheeses, as well as unique flavours like blue cheese or truffle-infused varieties. You can download our brochure for more details on our bespoke cake service and the option to build your own cheese cake tower using over 100 cheeses.


Creating a Suitable Base for the Tower


A sturdy platter or cake stand is necessary to support the weight of the cheeses. Consider using a wooden board or slate for a rustic look, or a glass or porcelain stand for a more elegant presentation.


Adding Accompaniments to the Tower


Enhance the appearance and flavour of the cheese tower with colourful accompaniments like fresh fruit, nuts, olives, and crackers. These can be arranged around the base of the tower or placed in decorative bowls on the serving table.


Assembling and Decorating the Tower


Begin by placing the largest and firmest cheese on the base, then layer the cheeses in descending size and firmness. Use toothpicks or skewers to hold the layers together if necessary. Add visual appeal with garnishes like fresh herbs, fruit slices, or edible flowers, and personalise the tower with ribbons or flags featuring the couple's initials or wedding date.


Storing and Serving the Cheese Tower


Cheeses should be stored properly to maintain freshness and flavour. Wrap each cheese separately in wax or parchment paper and store in a cool, dark place. Remove the cheeses from the refrigerator at least an hour before assembling the tower to allow them to come to room temperature. This will enhance their flavours and make them easier to slice.


Food Safety Considerations


When handling and serving the cheese tower, it's important to follow proper food safety guidelines. Ensure that all utensils and surfaces are clean, and wash hands frequently when handling the cheeses. Use separate knives for cutting each cheese to avoid cross-contamination, and consider providing small tongs or forks for guests to serve themselves.


Alternative Options


For those who prefer a more convenient option, pre-built cheese wedding cakes are available for purchase from our website. These can be customised to the couple's preferences and delivered ready for display at the reception. Visit our enquiry page for bespoke cake service and send us the details of what you want, and we will price the cake up or provide support to help you choose the correct cheeses. Once happy, we send you an invoice and proceed with the normal sale and delivery process.


Conclusion


A Cheese Wedding Cake is a delightful and inventive alternative to the traditional wedding cake. With careful selection and arrangement of cheeses, a suitable base, and thoughtful decoration, this savoury tower can be a stunning and memorable centrepiece at any wedding reception. Start designing your perfect cheese wedding cake today by downloading our brochure and exploring our bespoke cake service.

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