Rustic and Romantic Cheese and Dessert Bars for any event
Welcome to Happily Ever Afters
Rustic Cheese Bars & Cheese Wedding Cakes for any event
We are delighted to offer catering for Artisan Cheese Bars & Cheese Wedding Cakes in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Dorset and some parts of Hampshire. All our designs are bespoke and personally styled for any occasion by our professional team.
By sourcing the very best local, award winning artisan cheeses, you can be sure that our cheese will bring the wow factor to any function. Our cheeses honestly taste as good as they look!
Our cheese bars & cheese wedding cakes are ideal for themed weddings but available for any event, including engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, christenings and naming days.
Rustic Cheese Bar
Our Rustic Cheese Bar is perfect for any DIY wedding, marquee, village hall or barn! We guarantee to satisfy any cheese lover – our cheeses are all locally sourced and homemade by independent farmers. The cheeses we carefully select continue to win awards every year and they are perfect for making your event an affair to remember. If you’re looking for something unique on your wedding day then an Artisan Cheese Bar is the way to go. We can also take special requests for added extras like pork pies, salami and other cold meats.
The most popular cheese bar includes ‘The King of English Cheeses’, Stilton, along with Brie, Cornish Yarg, Rosary Goat’s Cheese from the New Forest, Tunworth, Hereford Hop Cheddar and the Gold award-winning Barkham Blue.
The Cheese Bar is fully loaded with seasonal chutneys, grapes, figs, cranberries and French stick. We can make it bespoke to suit all individual tastes or requirements.
Stilton topped with fig and black grapesStilton – rightfully known as the ‘King of English Cheeses’ – is smooth and creamy with complex, with a slightly acidic flavour when young. As it matures so the texture becomes softer and creamier with a mellow flavour. It makes an excellent dessert cheese and very popular with fellow cheese lovers.
Deliciously creamy under the rind and slightly crumbly in the core, Cornish Yarg is made by hand in open vats and boasts a young, fresh, slightly tangy taste. Local wild nettle leaves are carefully brushed on to the cheese, giving it the unique, lattice covering of blue and green which also help the cheese ripen and develop its delicate mushroomy palate.
Rosary Goats Cheese, New Forest
A fresh, full fat pasteurised Goats Cheese, Rosary is clean, soft cheese with a smooth, delicate goat milk flavour. Chris & Claire Moody have been making goat’s cheese for 18 years at their dairy in the small village of Lanford on the edge of the New Forest. The name Rosary is taken from their family home where Chris’ grandmother planted a picturesque rose garden.
Old Harry Chalke Valley Cheese – Dorset
A handmade, hard farmhouse cheese with a natural rind, Old Harry is matured for around 3-4 months and has a wonderful creamy texture and a rich, nutty tang. The taste is medium in strength, with the depth of flavour coming more from the unpasteurised milk and natural rind.
Topped with fresh cranberries, this is one for the cheese connoisseurs! The Sharpham Dairy is based on the Sharpham Estate on the banks of the River Dart, just south of Totnes in Devon. Their Brie is a creamy, unpasteurised, soft ripened cheese which has been handmade in their creamery since 1980. Salt, starter cultures and vegetarian rennet are the only additions to fresh Jersey cow milk.
Cheese Wedding Cakes
In keeping with your rustic cheese bar, Happily Ever Afters also offers your own wedding cake made entirely of cheese! A cheese wedding cake is a delicious alternative to traditional fruit cake. The cheese wedding cake can be cut in the traditional way and then provides a fantastic cheese course for your wedding guests or as a centrepiece for your evening buffet. A cheese wedding cake makes an eye-catching addition to your wedding day for those looking for something different whilst not over-stretching the budget.
Currently very popular at a lot of modern weddings, they also offer your guests a great way to grab a bite to eat throughout the reception. As well creamy Brie, tangy Stilton or crumbly homemade Cheddar, our cakes also include chutneys, seasonal fruit and French stick.
Call us to discuss your requirements for a cheese wedding cake, or at the bottom of our page there is an option to send us an enquiry.
Prices for the Cheese Bars and Cheese Wedding Cakes vary depending on the size and scale of your event and whether you have any special requirements or themes. Our prices include delivery to your venue, set up and collection.
Our standard Cheese Bar includes Stilton, Sharpham Brie, Cornish Yarg, New Forest Rosary Goats cheese, Tunworth, Isle of Wight Blue, Hereford Hop Cheddar & Barkham Blue (with artisan chutney and seasonal fruit such as grapes, figs, cranberries and plenty of French stick. However you can have any size and combination of cheeses and accompanying dishes.
So if you’re looking for a wedding evening buffet with a difference please send us a message or give us a call.
- Deposit: 25% Non refundable deposit is taken to secure the date for your Event
- £50 refundable damage, event of this becoming apparent on collection the £50 damages deposit will be retained and used as payment, if items are also missing a payment will need to be made to cover the loss. If however the damages exceed the £50 damages deposit you will be responsible for the additional payment.
- Payment: Full remaining payment is to be paid six weeks prior to your event. Payments can be made by bank transfer, cheques or cash. Failure to make this payment by the agreed time may result in withdrawal of services.
- Adjustments: Final numbers must be confirmed prior to the final payment date. Any increase in numbers will be charged accordingly.
- Insurance: We are covered with public liability insurance.
- Ownership: Goods remain the property of Happily Ever Afters at all times.
- Cancellation: In the event of a cancellation prior to the final payment date, the initial deposit will be retained but no further charges will apply.
Apologies for all the formalities; we will never be unreasonable or take advantage but protecting our stock is vital to our business.
News & Events
Happily Ever Afters is exhibiting at this year’s Wedding Show in Bournemouth. Taking place at the Littledown Centre on the 3rd March 2019 from 11-3pm
Happily Ever Afters is exhibiting at this year’s Wedding Show in Broadstone. Taking place at the Corfe Hills School on 17th March 2019 from 11-3pm
Please visit Happily Ever Afters at the Yenton Hotel Bournemouth on Sunday 26th February 2017.
We are delighted to announce we will be at the Lighthouse Wedding Exhibition on 23rd October 2016.
Please visit Happily Ever Afters at the Dorset Wedding Festival on May 8th at Farmer Palmers in Organford.