Not everyone has a sweet tooth and one of the ‘alternative’ wedding cakes that has been growing in popularity over the last few years has been the Cheese Tower.
There are lots of variations on this theme but generally, they consist of different varieties of cheese stacked on top of each other. There are lots of companies offering these, often inspired by regional cheeses and although they probably won’t be a saving on the traditional cake, they do offer an alternative if sweet isn’t your thing (or cheese really is).
The beauty of them seems to be on how they are decorated – most companies just ship the cheese and leave the decorations to you although most seem to offer an optional cake / cheese board and I have found some that also offer a decoration pack that can be purchased separately. There are some lovely examples online where people have used grapes, strawberries and apples for decoration – providing a tasty accompaniment as well as colour. Others have used real flowers, garlands and ivy.