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Video: Cheese Cake For An Unusual Wedding
The alternatives to the classic wedding cake are becoming more and more numerous and creative. Donuts, macaroons, muffins and cupcakes are some of the essential sweets to decorate the wedding buffet. But what if you're not a fan of sweet things at all? Good news for any cheese addict - the cheese cake is the new trendy alternative to the classic wedding cake. Discover our tips for making a cheese cake and let yourself be inspired by our magnificent ideas that will dazzle your guests!
Break with traditional codes with the cheese cake
No more buttercream and sugar paste! The cheese cake is a real hearty and original treat that offers as much variety as a traditional wedding cake. Since the cheese wheels have different textures and colors, they allow you to be creative when composing your “cheese cake”. In addition, the size of the grinding wheels is also an important criterion in deciding on the height of the cake and the number of tiers.
Cheese wedding cake: what are the advantages?
A cheesy wedding cake has many advantages that should not be overlooked. First of all, you can select the types of cheese you prefer. The same logic applies to your guests, who can choose the cheese (s) they like. Secondly, such an unusual wedding cake can be decorated with an array of accompaniments like jams, dried fruits, dried fruits, fresh fruits, edible flowers and even cheese decorations. The only rule to respect is to bet on a decoration in the theme of the color of the wedding.
What type of cheese to prefer?
Which cheeses to replace the traditional dessert? Regarding the choice of cheese, know that the rule is the same as that applying to the choice of cheese for a traditional plate. According to your tastes, you can prefer among:
• Soft cheeses with bloomy rind (Brie, Camembert)
• Soft cheeses with washed rind (Maroilles, Reblochon, Mont d'or, Bergues)
• Uncooked pressed cheeses (Saint-Nectaire, Tomme, Ossau-Iraty, Cheddar, Manchego)
• Blue-veined cheeses (Roquefort, Gorgonzola, Bleu d'Auvergne, Bresse bleu)
• Cooked pressed cheeses (Comté, Beaufort, Gruyère, Emmental, Abondance, Pecorino)
• Cheeses goat cheese (Banon, Crottin de Chavignol, Chevrotin, Picodon).
It is recommended to compose a mounted piece of at least 3 different types of cheese so that each of your guests can feast according to their tastes.
How much to expect per person?
If your idea is to serve the cheese as an after-meal snack, the amount should not exceed 100 grams per person. Generally, 40 to 80g are expected. On the other hand, if you plan to serve cheese as a main course, it is better to count 200 grams per person.
How to decorate a wedding cake with cheese?
You can decorate a cheese wedding cake in the same way as a traditional cake. Edible flowers and fruits are particularly suitable. In both of these cases, it is better to choose seasonal varieties. Thus, your cake will be perfectly adapted to the season while allowing you to save money.
Which fruits go best with cheese? Here are some ideas:
The same fruits usually accompany appetizing cheese platters that make our mouths water. The filling also includes dates, raisins and dried fruits. For a real explosion of flavors, you can add jars of jam, chutney or fresh compote. Do not forget the wines either! The choice of wine is a matter of personal taste. Traditionally, a cheese board is served with red wine, but the truth is that white wine goes better with cheese. Here are some tips to consider when choosing wines:
Goat cheese: prefer a dry and fruity white wine, acidic
Cheddar and Manchego: bet on a powerful white wine
Brie: the choice falls on dry or semi-dry Riesling
Creamy cheeses: prefer a slightly fruity acid white wine
Gorgonzola: opt for a sweet white or red wine
To complete a cheesy wedding cake, you can also use ribbons, lace or muslin. There are cheeses with a colored rind that are particularly decorative and allow you to create an unusual and unique wedding cake. Of course, the colors should be associated with the theme of the wedding.
As for the cake stand, it should be chosen carefully in order to match the rest of the wedding decoration. In recent times, both wooden and slate cake stands are popular. Around the mounted piece, it is possible to place matching cupcakes which will give a final touch to the decor. Eucalyptus branches and flower garlands are also a great idea to spruce up the wedding buffet.
Discover our cheese-based wedding cake ideas
Now, we would like to share with you a magnificent selection of cheese wedding mounted pieces that will convince you of the originality of this alternative to the traditional cake.