Cheese Wedding Cakes

Here at The Fine Cheese Co. we love our cheese. We know what tastes fabulous and how to make it look stunning. We think cheese deserves to be the centre of attention, too.

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Cheese Wedding Cakes

What is a cheese wedding cake?

A cheese wedding cake is a selection of cheeses stacked to give the effect of a traditional tiered wedding cake. We made our first one back in 2002, and since then the concept has become very popular, with our cakes featuring in publications like Brides Magazine and You & Your Wedding. We are delighted to have been a part of the perfect days of over 10,000 happy couples, (and mother-in-laws) and counting.

Why choose a cheese wedding cake?

A cheese wedding cake can make a real splash with the wine at the reception. They are great for couples who would love to include personal and unique touches on their wedding day, but don’t wish to dispense completely with tradition. When dressed with fresh flowers or whatever your heart desires, well, you’ll have a fabulous centerpiece with a difference for your special day. Plus, cheese is the perfect protein-rich snack food that, when partnered with bread or crackers and some good chutney or pickle, will mop up the wine and beer, and keep energy levels up so you can dance all night.

Why choose The Fine Cheese Co. for my wedding cake?

We have been artisan cheesemongers for over thirty years, and creating beautiful cheese wedding cakes for more than twenty. We love our cheese. We know what tastes fabulous and how to make it look stunning.
And we believe cheese deserves to be the centre of attention too.

Choosing the right cake for your wedding. 

We have created a range of perfectly balanced cakes on our website to choose from, or you can create your own. We have been told by couples that the most fun part of planning their wedding was choosing cheeses to build their cake! Together, along with an expert cheesemonger, you can taste and select which cheeses will feature. Or, if you can’t make it to one of our shops in Bath or Belgravia, you can order a tasting box. Settle down with a glass of wine and our detailed tasting notes, and tuck in. You may have a cheese in mind, or want to include firm favourites, such as a superb tangy West Country Cheddar, a rich and creamy Stilton, or a powerful Brie de Meaux. Or if you’re cheese connoisseurs, you could opt for more adventurous choices to create something that represents you both. 

A thought: Cheese cakes aren't just for weddings! 

Don’t save our wonderful celebration cakes for just one day in your life. Cheese cakes are perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, or any occasion where you’d like to treat someone, or yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wedding Cakes

  • How much cheese should I order?

    We base our serving numbers on 70g to 100g per person. 70g is ample if you are serving the cheese immediately after the breakfast or as part of a buffet. If the cheese is the main part of the evening buffet, you will need to allow at least 100g per person. You might like a little more, if you think your guests will be particularly hungry (or greedy!)

  • Who decorates the cake?

    You will want to make your cheese wedding cake your own, so ask your florist, caterer or an artistic friend to decorate it for you.

  • Can you deliver to any address?

    We deliver by courier to anywhere in the UK mainland. Contact us on 01225 448748 or if your wedding is in the Scottish Highlands, as some addresses will need a two-day delivery service.

  • When should I order my cake?

    Please give us at least two weeks’ notice to ensure that the cheeses are ordered, reserved and in perfect condition for the big day. Many people prefer to order much earlier than this, so that they can tick another job off their list! You can order anytime, and we will arrange the delivery date with you. If your wedding is fewer than two weeks away, please do give us a call. We have been known to work miracles!

  • When do you deliver?

    We deliver at least two days before the event. So, if your wedding is on a Saturday, we shall deliver on the Thursday. We can deliver to you, the venue or the caterer. We send all the parcels by courier on a timed before-noon service, and, on dispatch, we will send you a shipment tracking email.

  • What do we do with the cheese once we have received it?

    You need to refrigerate the cheeses on arrival. Then bring them out on the day, and set them up in the venue. Full instructions are included in the delivery box, and don’t worry if you are having a Brie de Meaux on the bottom. There will be full instructions in the box, telling you how to deal with it.

  • If we have a Brie on the bottom, won’t it get squashed?

    We love our cheese too much to allow it to get squashed! It may look like all the cheeses are balancing on the Brie, but we supply you with a Brie support and clear instructions on how to set up the cake.

  • How long can the cheeses be out at room temperature?

    Four to five hours is fine, depending on how warm your venue is likely to be. A marquee in the height of summer can get quite warm. Please do not place the cheese cake in direct sunlight or next to a hot radiator. We would recommend covering the cheeses with a damp cloth, to keep them cool and to stop them from drying out.

  • I would like to create the tiered effect as in the Esme and Beatrice – how do I do this?

    We can supply the glass separators to create this effect. Just ask, when finalising your order.

  • Do you supply the cheese boards? 

    You will want to decide on the final look of the cake yourself. So we will just send you the cheese and you can choose how to display it.

  • What do people present them on?

    Some have used traditional wedding cake stands, others wooden boards or slate boards. We can give you dimensions for each tier, to help when you are sourcing these.

  • What if I don’t like all of the cheeses in the selection – can I create something more personal?

    Yes. We would be happy to create a bespoke selection for you. We can give you advice on which cheeses are suitable, and how to put them together.

  • I haven’t heard of some of the cheeses – how can I taste them?

    Our tasting boxes include a sample of each of the cheeses in your cake. Order one of these and settle down with a glass of wine and our tasting notes to try the cheeses in the comfort of your own home. If you are local to Bath or Belgravia, we can offer a tasting session at our shop. Contact us on 01225 448748 or to arrange your session.

  • What should I serve with the cheese?

    We have a fabulous range of catering crackers which will make the perfect accompaniment to your cheese. We can also provide chutneys and delicious jars of fruits for cheese.

  • When do I pay?

    You pay for your cake when you place your order. This can be as far in advance of the wedding as you like. We will just arrange a suitable delivery date.

Cheese Wedding Cakes

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