Saturday, March 18, 2006

A Cake .....Made of Cheese?

I remember that Peter Kay Skit - "Cheesecake?! CHEESECAKE?? A cake..... made of cheese? "

Today, that became reality - I visited the beautiful village of Tetbury, in the Cotswolds with Sue, Harry, my Brother in Law Gavin and his wife to be.

Gavin and Kim are a lovely couple, but they are definitely not conventional. At their wedding they want Chocolate fountains, and a wedding cake.... made entirely of cheese.

We visited the cheese shop in Tetbury. They've decided on a brie base, Double Gloucester as a second base, the third I cannot remember - and a stilton top. Oh, and a Chilli cheese hunk at the side too.

I was stunned to hear that this little shop did £30,000 (about $50,000) in cheese wedding cakes alone last year. I was also slightly amused that in this traditional and beautiful Cotswold village they do lots of internet business. Check them out at www.houseofcheese.co.uk

3 comments:

jEN said...

There's just something funny about "House of Cheese." It sounds like a comedy spoof name, but it is descriptive! :)

People do a lot of unusual wedding cakes in the US too, but I'd yet to hear of a cheese wedding cake. Do you suppose it's more fattening than a traditional? Hmmm...

podcastpaul said...

It's a heck of a lot cheaper than your traditional fruit stuff, and much easier to make too - just four discs on top of each other.

The thought of eating lots of it makes me feel queasy though...

bpende said...

A cake made of cheese...

(slobbers slowly)

cheeeeeeesssssseeeeeee

I tend to eat most types of food as "dairy delivery systems", so having a food that is not only a dairy delivery system, but is also delivered dairy is just... making me giddy.