Wedding Cakes

For the couple who want something a little out of the ordinary on their big day, our Cheese Hamlet wedding cheese cakes are unique, individual and definitely memorable…

Cheese wedding and celebration cakes offer an exciting and unique alternative to traditional fruitcakes. The cakes differ in shape, size and usually varying from 3 to 6 tiers, depending on the number of guests.

The first step to designing your cheese wedding cake is to book a cheese tasting with us. Here we will advise you and allow you sample our cheeses. Together, we will start to build your wedding cake to give you the initial idea of how it will look on your big day. We will also go over cheese compliments, such as chutneys and crackers. 

Following the cheese tasting we will send you a personalised quotation. From here all we require as confirmation is a £50 deposit. Then, sit back and relax! 

Your cheese will be ready for collection the day before you wedding, or a date previously arranged. We leave decorating to your wedding planner or caterer, but we are more than happy to assist with ideas. After taking your photos we suggest you dismantle the cake and display the cheese on a cheese board. This prevents the risk of the cake collapsing as your guests start devouring the cheese. We are able to supply a cheese board free of charge, if your caterer does not already have one, but we do require a £30 refundable deposit. 

We recommend at least one months’ notice for a wedding cake, to allow us to source the best cheeses available and in ensure that it is in peak condition.

If however, your special day is less than a month away, please do not hesitate to contact us in any case. We carry around 200 varieties of cheese in our store in Didsbury and will do our best to accommodate all your wishes. 

For your personal, free of charge consultation and cheese tasting please contact us at


You were both such gents when searching out and ordering the cake. Your knowledge was invaluable. Our guests loved it!!! They have raved about it ever since. Really was a talking point.

Abi & Claire

A big thank you to John and his team at The Cheese Hamlet for providing us with our cheese wedding cake. We were able to sample cheeses before deciding which ones to include in our final tower – John was hugely knowledgeable and helpful in this process. The cheese tower was used as part of our evening buffet and was a huge success among our guests. We would highly recommend.

Charlotte & Josh

Dealing with The Cheese Hamlet for our wedding cake was a delicious delight from start to finish. It began with a quick email and an invitation to a “cheese consultation” at the shop in Didsbury, where we sampled all sorts of different flavours. John was full of knowledge and fascinating stories about all the cheesemakers, and was able to recommend the perfect mix for our big day. 

From bottom to top, we ended up with the most amazing extra mature cheddar we’ve ever tasted (which my cheese-loving Dad said was “really rather special”), a Cornish Yarg wrapped in nettles, a heavenly Colston Bassett Stilton, an ultra-creamy Delice de Bourgogne, and topped with another little cheddar in a wax heart. Stunning, delicious, and raved about by every one of our guests. And The Cheese Hamlet even offered to sort out crackers, chutney, and a display board for us too. 

If you’re undecided about whether or not to go for a cheese cake, we hope this persuades you to talk to The Cheese Hamlet. Seriously, get one. And then invite us to your wedding.

Steph & Chris

A Sample of our Cakes…