Hope from The Cheese Plate: We love weird and wonderful combinations that are really special for your wedding. We like to think outside the box. Often we will do a soft creamy cheese on a sweet wheat finger with a fruity compote, like Tart Cherry and Almond. It’s basically a cheese version of a sweet cheese cake and it tastes amazing! We also do a cracking cheddar style cheese on a water biscuit with a boozy Bloody Mary chutney, this works so well and guests love it. If you are looking for something universal, good quality water biscuits go with everything.
Hope from The Cheese Plate: We are very much led by what each couple wants but we always offer the best way to create your stack and what cheeses work the best together. Usually the base is a cheddar style, this will be the biggest one and everyone loves a cheddar cheese. As it’s quite a hard cheese, it can also hold the weight of all the others. We often opt for a blue cheese next, something like a Bassingfield or Shropshire Blue. These are different to the average stilton and are a great orange colour which look fab in the stack. We love something like Nettle Yarg to be next, it has such a good texture and the green colour works so well with the oranges and yellows of the other cheeses. It’s also a lovely mild cheese so is great for guests that aren’t massive cheese fans. Including a smoked cheese is another great alternative to have something different. We carry a Smoked Godminster which is a creamy yet punchy cheddar style. The next layer is led by the couple, it may be another blue if they love blue cheeses. This could be a Cashel Blue which is creamy and salty. Or if the couple loves goat cheese, they could include a Norfolk Mardler. This cheese comes in a vibrant yellow wax and has a fruity and complex flavour. Not your average goats! The final tier would usually be a soft. The majority of our softs come in small rounds so create the perfect finish. Usually a Tunworth or Baron Bigod would feature, these are both English style bries and taste great once warmed up. Or if they love a stinky soft, they could opt for an Oxford Isis or Maida Vale. These cheeses have a gooey texture and a strong taste. We also offer a cheese shaped like a heart which perfectly finishes off a wedding stack.