The cheese wedding cake: the cruelty-free choice
25th April, 2011
Sink your teeth into a cheese wedding cake and leave concerns about pesticides and battery hens behind
With the wedding season just around the corner and the Royal Wedding almost upon us, British cheese specialists, Teddington Cheese, have launched a savoury version of the wedding cake made entirely from fromage. ‘As well as the classic favourites such as Montgomery’s award winning Cheddar from Somerset, we work closely with our favourite producers the length and breadth of the British Isles - from Ross and Cromerty in the North of Scotland to Stonegate in Sussex - to be the first to bring new cheeses to our customers,’ says owner Tony Chuck. ‘We are also finding that many of the new British cheeses are made with vegetarian rennet, which has enabled us to offer a range of over 40 British cheeses [that are] suitable for vegetarians.’
So how green is the cheese wedding cake? Since the cheeses are made entirely in the UK, a cheese wedding cake racks up considerably fewer food miles than the conventional kind, and is made from 100 percent natural ingredients. Milk for the specialist cheeses used comes from small, high-welfare dairies and is processed by hand. Unlike the standard wedding fruitcake, there’s no flour or eggs involved which means that chemical-contaminated wheat and eggs from battery hens have no chance of making it into your cake. The cheese wedding cake might not be for everyone but it’s a quirky, fun way of ensuring that a cruelty-free cake is part of your big day.
Wedding cheesecakes from Teddington Cheese starts at £2 per head. For more information, go to: www.teddingtoncheese.co.uk
How to…throw an eco-friendly Royal Wedding party
Crack open the champagne and bring out the bunting: Ruth Styles looks at green ways to throw a suitably stylish Royal Wedding shebang
How green is your breakfast?
From animal welfare concerns to pesticide-hungry cereals, eating breakfast isn’t always planet-friendly. Sella Oneko explains why
Top 10…UK farmers’ markets
From local specialities to homemade treats, shopping at Britain’s farmers’ markets is a great way to get stuck into premium produce and support local farmers. Jeff Holman rounds up some of the best
Ethical Easter egg alternatives
Make this year’s Easter celebrations greener, with ethical gifts from Divine and planting charity, Tree Aid
Top 10… foods to forage
Thought there was no such thing as a free lunch? As Kara Moses found out, Britain’s edible wild plants, berries and nuts can provide exactly that
Using this website means you agree to us using simple cookies.