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Celebration Cakes

Our cheese experts can help you in choosing the perfect cheese for your Cheese Tower.  It can be customised to your requirements, taking account of the occasion, theme or decoration of venue, number of guests and combination of cheese types.

A Celebration Cheese Cake or Cheese Tower is a variety of cheese wheels stacked three to six wheels in height and decorated.  They offer an alternative or an addition to the classic wedding cake and provides an option for evening supper for your guests.  The Cheese Tower makes a wonderful centre-piece and are suitable for any occasion (wedding, anniversary, special birthday, special event). The visual effect of a well decorated cheese tower is stunning. 

3-Cheese Cake

 

  • Red Leicester

  • Wensleydale Cranberry

  • Drunken Goat

 

Serves approx. 60 people

4-Cheese Cake

  • Red Leicester

  • Wensleydale Cranberry

  • Cooleeney

  • Drunken Goat

 

Serves approx. 90 people

5-Cheese Cake

  • Red Leicester

  • Cooleeney

  • Wensleydale Cranberry

  • Cashel Blue

  • Drunken Goat

 

Serves approx. 120 people

Cheeses for celebration cakes are supplied and they do not come dressed or assembled.  See our Frequently Asked Questions relating to Celebration Cakes

Preparing your Cheese Tower

Selecting the Cheese

  • Take time in choosing the cheese.  

  • Consider how it will look, taking account of the size and colour of each cheese.

  • Taste a range of cheeses, you want good flavoured quality cheeses that your guests will enjoy.

  • Ensure you have a good balance and contrast of cheese types - hard, soft, blue, flavoured.

  • Order well in advance to ensure availability.

  • Allow 100g per person

  • Avoid strong smelling cheeses

Decorating the Cheese Tower

  • Decorations should complement the general theme of the occasion, balancing with flowers, bouquets and other table decorations in use.

  • Flowers, decorative ivy, fruits or figurines can all be used to decorate the Cheese Tower.

  • Utilise seasonal availability with

    • nuts and plums in Autumn or Winter

    • figs and grapes in Spring

    • strawberries and cherries in Summer.

Serving the Cheese

  • The cake can be prepared and left out before it is due to be served, allowing the cheese to come to room temperature

  • Have the cheese cut and serve as the cheese course to the meal

  • The cheese is a great option for evening supper for guests and can also be used the following day.  

  • Serve with crackers, preserves and fruit

Why not try our range of Scrocchi Crackers and Cheese preserves to serve with your Celebration Cake.

FAQ About Celebration Cakes and Cheese Towers

How much cheese should you order?

 

Allow 100g per person.  You may want to choose a slightly smaller cake and then order extra of the top tier cheese to

ensure there is enough of each cheese for all guests.

How to select the cheese for the Celebration Cake/Cheese Tower?

 

Take time in choosing the correct cheeses for you and the occasion.  Consider how it will look, taking account of the size and colour of each cheese, before deciding which cheese to use.

Taste a range of cheeses before selecting them, you want good flavoured quality cheeses that your guests will enjoy.

Ensure the cake has a good balance and contrast of cheese types - eg hard, soft, blue, flavoured.

Avoid strong smelling cheeses

 

What is a Celebration Cake / Cheese Tower

A Celebration Cake/Cheese Tower is wheels of cheese, specially selected by a customer, stacked to resemble a classic wedding cake.  They can be used for any occasion (Wedding, Anniversary, Special Birthday, Special Event) and make a wonderful centerpiece which can then be shared with the guests.  The Cheese Tower is usually three to six cheeses in height.

When should you order your cheese?

Order well in advance to ensure availability and that the cheese is at perfect ripeness on the day.  

How will the cheese be delivered?

 

 

The cheese is supplied unassembled and the decorations will not be included.  Each cheese will be individually wrapped/boxed. 

The customer, caterer or hotel staff will provide the decorations and decorate the Cheese Tower.

How is the Cheese Tower assembled?

The Cheese Tower can be assembled in two ways:

  • Stack the cheeses on each other.  You can use a circle of greaseproof paper between each cheese.  Use three, four or five cheeses of different diameters for most impact.

  • Separate the cheeses with stands, pillars etc.  Use glass separators, which can then be decorated, to add height and impact to the Cheese Tower.  Soft cheese can also be stacked in this way by cutting a hole in the middle and placing a suitable pillar (or eggcup) with a plate on top which then takes the weight of the next cheese tier without impacting on the soft cheese below.

What do you use to decorate the Cheese Tower?

Presentation and decorating the Cheese Tower should be organised with your venue or wedding planner. 

  • Decorations should complement the general theme of the occasion, complementing flowers, bouquets and other table decorations in use.

  • Flowers, decorative ivy, fruits such as figs, grapes or berries, nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts or brazil nuts can all be used to decorate the Cheese Tower, along with figurines or other cake topper.

  • Lights, candles and ribbons can be coordinated to the colour scheme and theme of the occasion.

  • For a Wedding Celebration Cake, use flowers to match the wedding bouquet and scatter the heads of the flowers around the cake.

  • Utilise seasonal availability of fruit, flowers or foliage.

When is the cheese cut and served to guests?

  • The cake can be prepared and left out before it is due to be served, allowing the cheese to come to room temperature.

  • Serve as a cheese course to the meal.  Accompaniments such as crackers, preserves and fruit can be put out on each table.

  • The cheese is a great option for evening supper for guests.  Display the cheeses with crackers, preserves and fruit along with cheese knives and the guests can help themselves to the cheese and accompaniments.

  • The cheese can also be used the following day.

Contact us by email or telephone us at (01) 40 90 400 and a member of our team will assist you with your celebration cake requirements.