On the blog today I am so excited to welcome Sarah from Godminster (who make the most amazing cheese wedding cake creations!). Whilst exhibiting at The National Wedding Show last year in London I stopped by the Godminster stand in awe of their cheese wedding cake tower. I believe my first words were “Oh my word, please can I have some cheese?”.
After a quick chat with Sarah I realised that everyone needs to know why they should be looking at having a cheese wedding cake for their big day. So here we are…
What makes a wedding cake made entirely of cheese the best option as an alternative?
Because itâ€™s made of cheese! Weâ€™re probably not the most objective answering this question. Cheese has so many different flavours and textures to offer and as real cheesemakers ourselves we know what should go in to the very best cheese wedding cake. We have worked hard to make sure that our cheese towers have all the different cheeses you need for a good cheeseboard that will have something for everyone in it!
In our experience it never fails to surprise and delight the guests and thereâ€™s never very much left by the end of the night.
Why do you think brides and grooms are turning to more alternative wedding cake ideas?
There are lots of reasons why couples are choosing alternative wedding cakes â€“ some people just want to try something a bit unique! Whatever the reason a wedding day is a special day and people want it to be personal for them and their guests. Alternative cakes like our cheese wedding towers are a way to express individuality whilst still looking great and tasting delicious.
When it comes to the cheese wedding cake we know that a lot of couples are looking for a cost-effective way to serve up a great cheeseboard as part of their wedding meal, while still having a stunning centrepiece. Our cheese wedding cake is the solution to that â€“ it looks as great as it tastes, and it costs only a fraction of a traditional cake.
What prices do your cheese wedding cake towers start from?
We have 2 cakes. Our Godminster Celebration Cake made only with our cheeses is Â£64 (incl. P&P) and our Wedding Cheese Cake is Â£239 (Incl. P&P). Details of each cake can be found at Â https://www.godminster.com/products/weddings
Why do Godminster cheeses taste SO good? (We tried some and were in heaven)!
Itâ€™s always lovely to hear that people enjoy our cheese!
Owner and founder Richard Hollingbery and our small dedicated team work hard to farm in ways that are sympathetic to our environment and keep our herd of organic dairy cows happy and healthy. This ensures we have deliciously creamy milk to produce our iconic Vintage Organic Cheddar and handmade Organic Brie range.
What are the most popular choices for your â€˜cheese towersâ€™ and why do you think this is?
The most popular cheese is the Heart-Shaped Vintage Organic Cheddar that tops off our cake. If the bride and groom canâ€™t settle on whether they want figures, flowers or fruit crowning the centre piece of the wedding feast, then our Heart-Shaped Cheddar says it all. A wedding day is a marriage of hearts and a shared love of good cheese.
What is your number one top tip for brides and grooms when wedding planning?
First: If you have one of our wedding cakes, once youâ€™ve done the cutting of the cake, get the chief bridesmaid or best man to look after the heart on top of the cake so you can enjoy it later.
Second: itâ€™s a special day so donâ€™t sweat the small stuff. Some of the details on the day may not be quite as perfect as you had intended. Remember that a wedding day is a remarkably short occasion to celebrate beginning your new life with your partner; to enjoy being with your family and friends for a unique day of lifelong memories. Thatâ€™s what people will remember.
Thank you SO much to Sarah and the team at Godminster for not only making me want to eat cheese all day long but for answering all of our questions about theirÂ cheese wedding cake towers!