A Big Cheese Wedding Cake
I adore cheese - there isn’t really one I don’t like: hard cheese, soft cheese, blue cheese, washed rind cheese...in fact I decided long ago that on my fantasy desert island, I’d have an endless supply of cheese and biscuits as my luxury - I’d obviously get vastly fat, but no one would see me, so who cares? Plus the fat might keep me warm at night because I’d certainly be rubbish at making a shelter....
Anyway, it’s a fantasy and never going to happen. And nor do I intend to get married again (very happy with the husband I’ve got) but if I were to, I’d have a cheese cake. Not a cheesecake but a tower of cheeses instead of a cake cake. There is the most wonderful shop called Paxton and Whitfield in Jermyn Street (quite famous but for those who don’t know it, I will elaborate). It’s been in business for over 200 years, 100 of those at this shop. They sell a huge range of British and Continental European Cheeses (over 200!) plus delicious hams, biscuits, wine and real ale. And they produce these mouth watering delicious towers of cheeses and call them ‘celebration cakes.’
They have a range of ‘off the peg’ ones which you can choose from - all of the cheeses have been selected for their excellent taste, texture and compatibility. And if you don’t get a chance to go to the shop itself (it’s a massive treat for cheese lovers like me) they are all available on the website. Alternatively you can design your own ‘cake’ using your favourite cheeses. They then deliver to your venue or private address, normally a day or two before the wedding.... Just remember to serve at room temperature!
The term A Big Cheese originally referred to those who were wealthy enough to purchase a whole cheese!
Paxton and Whitfield 93 Jermyn Street, SW1
020 7930 0259