DIY Cheese Wedding Cake: How To Create Your Own Cheese Tower At Home

DIY Cheese Wedding Cake: How To Create Your Own Cheese Tower At Home

A cheese wedding cake, or cheese tower, is a unique and savoury alternative to the traditional sweet wedding cake.

Perfect for cheese lovers and those who want to add a touch of rustic elegance to their special day, a cheese tower brings together a delightful mix of flavours and textures that will leave your guests in awe.

Not to be confused with a cheesecake, a cheese wedding cake is a tiered display of artisanal cheeses that are carefully selected and arranged to create an eye-catching centrepiece.

In this article, I'll guide you through the process of creating a DIY cheese wedding cake in the comfort of your home.

We'll cover everything from choosing the perfect cheeses to stacking them into a stunning tower while staying within budget.

So if you're passionate about DIY and ready to embrace a cheesy twist on the classic wedding cake, put on your apron and let's get started!

With dedication and love, you can craft a show-stopping cheese wedding cake that will make your big day truly unforgettable.

Selecting The Right Cheeses For Your Cheese Wedding Cake

Selecting the right cheese is vital when creating your cheese wedding cake. Choosing various kinds of cheese with different textures and flavours is imperative to ensure your tower has depth and complexity.

You'll want to opt for soft, hard, or semi-soft cheese like Brie, Gouda, Cheddar, Manchego, and more. It is also an excellent idea to incorporate some unique flavours into the mix as well; think blue cheese or truffle-infused varieties!

Once you've chosen the right cheese for your cheese wedding cake, it's time to start building its base. Arranging them on a tiered platter can create a beautiful foundation for your tower - you could even make a cheese 'crust' by layering slices of crackers beneath it. Alternatively, using wooden boards or plates between each layer will give your cake structure while adding rustic charm.

Building A Base For The Cheese Tower

Creating a suitable base for your cheese tower is like putting together a masterpiece - it's an art form all on its own!

And the most exciting part?

It's just the beginning of the mouth-watering journey ahead.

With attention to detail and a personal touch, this can be the most amazing cheese wedding cake your guests have ever seen!

Here's what you will need:

  • A sturdy platter or cake stand
  • Cheese knives
  • A variety of cheeses

To create a beautiful foundation for your cheese tower, lay out an attractive selection of cheeses on a platter or cake stand. Be sure to include soft and hard cheeses like Brie, Gouda, Manchego and Cheddar.

Before continuing to build the tower, invite some friends or family to try each one out and get opinions on what works best. Also, add some colourful accompaniments, such as fresh herbs, olives or marinated vegetables.

This will make it even more eye-catching.

Arranging these foods artfully on a platter is sure to impress your wedding guests – they'll be in awe of the beauty you created! You can continue building upon this impressive base from here as you assemble the rest of your cheese tower.

Assembling The Cheese Tower

Creating a cheese tower at home is surprisingly simple. First, grab all the ingredients you need; cheese varieties, crackers, and other snacks to layer between the cheeses.

Assemble them in a way that is visually pleasing and easy to build on top of.

Next, use toothpicks or skewers to hold each layer together if needed. To ensure everything stays secure and stable, start from the bottom and work your way up - this will also ensure that you know exactly how much space you have left for more layers!

Finally, use decorative items such as fruit or herbs to garnish the top layer before serving.

With your cheese tower assembled, it's time to add some finishing touches for an eye-catching presentation.


Garnishing And Decorating The Cheese Tower

Garnishes can add colour, texture and flavour to your cheese wedding cake.

Add fresh herbs such as rosemary or thyme to the top of your tower for a pop of colour. Nuts like walnuts, pistachios, or almonds also work well with toppings and colourful edible flowers like pansies and violas.

You could even sprinkle some dried edible flowers around the tower for a special touch. Additionally, slices of fresh fruit like grapes or figs are great for providing more natural sweetness to balance out the richness of the cheeses in the cake.

Take this masterpiece up a notch by getting creative with decorations!

Consider wrapping ribbons around each tier or attaching small flags with personalised messages.

You can also decorate with small figurines or other items that fit your theme. With so many possibilities, you can make your cheese wedding cake one-of-a-kind and worthy of being served on your big day.

No matter how you garnish and decorate your cheese tower, you'll wow everyone at your wedding with this delicious show-stopper!

Now let's move on to presentation tips that will help bring out the shine in this delectable creation...

Presentation Tips For The Cheese Wedding Cake

Firstly, creativity will be of great importance when decorating the cheese tower. While flowers are a classic choice, consider using edible decorations like fresh herbs, edible flowers, crackers, and nuts.

Play around with different colours and textures for an eye-catching effect. You can also use fruit slices like figs or grapes as a colourful garnish.

Another way to add visual appeal is to arrange the cheeses in a distinctive pattern.

A fun way of doing this is by creating a striped effect by alternating different types of cheese in horizontal stripes. However, when arranging your cheese, remember that presentation is key!

With creative flair, you can easily make your cheese tower look stunning and professional - no matter where you start!

Storing The Cheese Tower For Later Use

It's the moment you've been waiting for - storing your delicious, homemade cheese tower!

As a connoisseur of all things cheesy, I'm sure you're salivating in anticipation. Storing a cheese tower cake is quite straightforward.

Keep any leftovers wrapped in cling film or wax paper to preserve their freshness and flavour.

If you want to keep it for more than a couple of days, store it in an airtight container, wrap it tightly in foil, and freeze it for up to one month.

Remember to remove the cheese from the fridge around 30 minutes before serving for optimal results. This will allow the flavours to develop fully as they come into contact with room temperature.

Serving Suggestions For Your Cheese Tower

Once you've created your cheese tower, the next step is to serve it!

But before you can do that, it's critical to figure out how you'd like to present it. After all, this is your special occasion and presentation matters. The possibilities are almost endless when serving a homemade cheese tower.

Think of it as a blank canvas – all the ingredients are there, but you get to decide how to arrange them. From olives and nuts to crackers and dried fruit, the combinations for garnishing your cheese wedding cake are up to you.

No matter how you choose to serve your masterpiece, one thing's for sure: a homemade cheese tower is sure to be a show-stopper at any event. Now that the presentation is prepared, let's look at the food safety considerations for making a cheese tower.

Food Safety Considerations For Making A Cheese Tower

Many couples are choosing to incorporate cheese into their wedding cake– did you know that according to a recent survey, over 75% of millennials prefer savoury snacks over sweet treats?

That's why we're here to help you create your DIY cheese wedding cake in the form of a cheese tower.

When making a cheese tower at home, it's worthwhile to consider food safety. Unrefrigerated cheeses can quickly become unsafe for consumption.

Any cheeses used for the tower must be kept at an appropriate temperature. This can be done by keeping them in the refrigerator until they are served.

If the weather is hot, it is advisable to use cold packs or frozen plates.

Additionally, ensure all washed-rind cheeses are handled with disposable gloves or kitchen utensils. This will ensure that bacteria on the rind doesn't spread to other parts of your tower or contaminate other foods.

With these considerations in mind, you'll have everything you need to start creating your unique wedding cake with a delicious array of cheeses!

Creative Ideas For Adding Cheese To A Wedding Cake

Cheese wedding cakes are masterpieces that are beautiful and delicious. No wonder it's become such a popular wedding trend. With its towering tiers of tasty goodness, it's no surprise that couples create their own DIY cheese wedding cake.

So how do you add your creative flair to this mouth-watering treat? Here are some ideas:

  • Serve up different types of cheese – from creamy brie and tangy cheddar to salty feta and nutty gouda.
  • Stack the cheeses in creative patterns to create an eye-catching design.
  • Top off the tower with fresh fruit or edible flowers for an extra special touch.

These simple additions will transform your cheese tower into an unforgettable feast!

Plus, they'll give your guests something memorable to talk about long after the big day.

So don't be afraid to get creative and have fun with your DIY cheese wedding cake – it's sure to be a hit!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Cheese Is Needed for a Cheese Wedding Cake?

For a cheese wedding cake, it's estimated that you need about 6-7 pounds of cheese. That's enough to create an impressive tower, but you can make it even bigger with imagination and creativity.

Making your cheese tower at home doesn't have to be complicated.

All you need is a selection of cheeses and a few extras like crackers and fruit slices.

The trick is to experiment with the shapes and sizes of the cheeses - ranging from round bries to sharp cheddars - to create interesting layers and tiers. You can also add decorations such as edible flowers or herbs for an extra special touch.

These simple steps can help you create an eye-catching cheese tower that impresses and inspires your guests!

Are There Any Specific Cheese Types That Work Best for a Cheese Tower?

Using the right combination of flavours and textures can take your cheese wedding cake from ordinary to extraordinary in no time.

When selecting cheeses for your tower, consider mixing soft and semi-soft varieties with hard, aged cheeses. This will create an alluring contrast and add visual interest to your cake.

For a luxurious experience, try incorporating some artisanal or speciality cheeses into the mix – these will make your cheese tower positively decadent.

It's easy to get carried away by the selection of cheeses when building your tower at home.

So, choose wisely and judiciously, and you'll have a stunning masterpiece of cheesy goodness in no time!

What Other Foods Can Be Included in the Cheese Tower?

Creating something as spectacular as a cheese tower, the possibilities are endless.

It's like an artist's canvas - you can choose what you put into it and create a masterpiece that reflects your taste. There are many tasty selections when making your fancy cheese tower.

Also, the sky is the limit when choosing accompaniments for your cheese tower!

Fruit, nuts, olives, jams and spreads - all of these can be used to add extra flavour and texture.

Pair brie with honeycomb or figs for a sweet and savoury combination; combine cheddar with pickles or salami for a salty kick.

Your imagination only limits the combinations!

Consider adding some artisan crackers or breadsticks for a crunchy element. With so many tasty choices, be sure to create a show-stopping cheese tower that will wow your guests!

What Are the Special Techniques for Cutting the Cheese for the Tower?

Creating a cheese tower is the perfect way to add an elegant touch to any wedding.

But are there any special techniques for cutting cheese that will help it look even more beautiful?

Let's find out!

When creating a stunning cheese tower, having well-cut cheese slices is important. Here are some tips for cutting your cheese perfectly:

  1. Use a sharp knife that won't crush the cheese or leave jagged edges.
  2. To achieve a smooth finish, use a gentle sawing motion when slicing your cheese.
  3. If you're making multiple towers, mark each with a toothpick to know which pieces go where!

Is There a Way To Keep the Cheese Tower Fresh for the Wedding Day?

The cheese tower is an iconic part of any wedding celebration, a tangible symbol of the bond the two people share.

Making your cheese tower for your wedding day may seem daunting, but with a few tips and tricks, it doesn't have to be intimidating.

The key to keeping the cheese tower fresh for the big day is properly storing and cutting the cheese.

Storing cheese correctly is essential if you want it to remain fresh until the wedding. Seal it tightly in its original packaging or wrap it in foil or wax paper to keep it airtight.

Also, store the cheese in a cool place, such as a refrigerator or cellar. If you remove any pre-cut pieces of cheese from their wrappings, re-wrap them in something airtight immediately so they don't dry out.

When cutting the cheese wedding cake into pieces for your tower, do it as close to when you'll assemble and serve. This way, you won't have to worry about keeping your cuts fresh until then; they will stay fresh and moist because you cut them right before serving!

Use a sharp knife, making sure each piece is uniform and shape so that your tower looks perfect when finished.

With these tips, your DIY cheese wedding cake will look beautiful and taste divine on your special day!


The thought of creating your cheese wedding cake may seem daunting.

However, with the right tips and practice, you can make the perfect cheese tower to serve on your special occasion. Imagine the delight on your guests' faces as they take in the delicious sight before them – an array of cheeses artfully arranged like a tiered cake. This tower will be truly stunning and unforgettable with a few well-chosen accompaniments, such as fruits and crackers.

You have all the tools to make it happen.

All left is for you to grab your favourite cheeses, get slicing, and assemble them carefully. With every layer you add, imagine how proud you'll feel seeing your masterpiece come together before your eyes!

You'll be able to reflect on this moment and recall how special it was to craft something unique with your two hands.

Let yourself revel in the joy of creating something beautiful – a cheese wedding cake that will be remembered for years!

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