Here at My Wedding Workshop we all love the Arch House, the setting is lovely and the store chock full of so many goodies, the cafe does tasty food and you can buy anything you would need for a beautiful dinner where you don't have to do anything more than warm their delicious food, or grab yourself a filled picnic basket and catch some sunshine (if you can find some) in the nearby square.
We love their cheese counter the most, they really know their stuff here and regularly make a trip to Arch House for just that, you can taste away to your hearts content and they will tell you all about the different cheeses.
They are so good here they are winning awards every year.
So over to them to tell you a little about how this works with a little extract from their guide to choosing your cheese...
We take a tailored approach to creating your cake. We seek to find out what your preferences are, guest numbers etc and give you a bespoke cake that we believe will exactly meet your requirements. This consultancy is free.
As a typical indication of likely cost we recommend sizing the cake on 100g of cheese per guest. Some love cheese and may eat more, but this is typically compensated by those that don't eat cheese at all. You made need more if the cheese cake completely replaces a wedding cake or dessert.
It's important when choosing the cheese to get a good range of cheeses, for example hard, soft and blue as well as at least one non Cow's milk cheese in the mix for example goats or ewes milk cheese if possible.
Aesthetics of the cake are also important, getting an increasing diameter of cheese and variation of colours is key in creating a visually impressive cheese wedding cake. Having similar size cheeses will create a chimney of cheese which does not look as good, and is hard to dress. This is an area that a lot of people find difficult and we will help you pick the right ones as we only use cheeses were we know the dimensions and weight.
We find a simple black slate works best as a base for the cake and can supply this for a small deposit. One option that is often overlooked is leaving the cheese undressed By picking the right cheeses the cake will look beautiful with no adorn age.
If there is a colour scheme you may wish to have this represented with the cake, for example to have the same flowers or ribbons as the bridesmaids.
The most popular method is to dress the cake with fruit, this can be done as simple as adding strategically placed grapes right through to a tower or cascading fruit pinned in place, we recommend grapes, figs, berries and physalis.
Check out Arch House Deli or email us if you're interested in having a cheese wedding cake.