Rustic and Romantic Cheese and Dessert Bars for any event
Welcome to Happily Ever Afters
We are delighted to introduce Bournemouth and Poole to one of the trendiest and popular event themes to hit the UK: rustic and romantic cheese and dessert bars personally styled for any occasion.
By sourcing the very best local, national and international cheeses and coupling them with the most divine desserts, you can be sure that any function can finish off Happily Ever Afters.
Our cheese and dessert bars 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 guaranteed to satisfy any cheese artisan lover – our cheeses are all locally sourced and homemade by our independent experts!
The most popular cheese bar includes ‘the king of English cheeses’, Stilton, 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 crackers. We can make it bespoke to suit all individuals taste or requirements.
Stilton topped with fig and black grapes
Stilton – 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 boasts a young, fresh, slightly tangy taste. The cheese is made by hand in open vats. Wild nettle leaves are picked from neighbouring villages, after the cheese has been pressed and brined, the leaves are carefully brushed onto the cheese in a traditional pattern. They attract wonderful natural occurring moulds which help the cheese ripen. As the cheese ripens, these edible nettles pass on a delicate mushroomy taste. The final product has an attractive, lacy pattern of leaves in blue and green, giving the cheese a very unique appearance.
Rosary Goats Cheese
The Rosary, Lanford, 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 hard farmhouse cheddar type cheese with a natural rind. Matured for around 3-4 months, this cheese has a wonderful creamy texture and a lovely rich, almost nutty tang. The strength of taste is probably medium, with the depth of flavour coming more from the unpasterised milk and natural rind. Handmade by Chalke Valley Cheese.
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 Sharpham 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 and dessert bars, Happily Ever Afters also offers your very own wedding cake made of cheese!
For a different slant on the whole cake cutting ceremony, we can supply a stacked wedding cake made up of wheels of your favourite cheese. So, rather than the uber-confectionery of a traditional wedding cake, you can offer your guests a slice (or two) of creamy Brie or tangy Stilton, whilst still having a stunning centrepiece for your wedding.
These are proving very popular at a lot of modern weddings, and because they can be enjoyed throughout the evening, they also offer your guests a great way to grab a bite to eat throughout the reception.
Call us to discuss your requirements for a cheese wedding cake.
Romantic Dessert Bar
Great for the sweet tooth lovers! Fully loaded with Chocolate ‘death challenge’ cake, profiteroles, fresh strawberries, passion fruit jelly cake, popcorn hamper, two other seasonal desserts and a sweet tree.
All decorated in a romantic rustic theme for £4.50 per person this includes set up and collection.
Popcorn Hamper & Ferris Wheel
As well a full cheese and dessert bars, you can complement your event with our popular Popcorn Hamper and our fabulous Ferris Wheel.
Prices vary depending on the size and scale of your event but, to give you a rough idea, our standard Cheese Bar (which includes Stilton, Sharpham Brie, Cornish Yarg, New Forest Rosary Goats cheese, Old Harry Chalke Valley Cheddar & Barkham Blue, with seasonal chutney, grapes, figs, cranberries, olives, bread sticks, bread rolls and a selection of crackers) is:
100 – 149 people: £4.50 per person
150 – 180 people: £4.20 per person
180 – 200 people: £4.00 per person
Our prices include delivery to your venue, set up & collection.
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
Dorset Wedding Festival – May 8th 2016
Please visit Happily Ever Afters at the Dorset Wedding Festival on May 8th at Farmer Palmers in Organford. Come and see our rustic romantic themed cheese bar and taste our locally sourced cheese. Further information online at dorsetweddingfestival.co.uk.
Lighthouse Poole Wedding Exhibition – 23rd October 2016
We are delighted to announce we will be at the Lighthouse Wedding Exhibition! Come along and taste our artisan cheeses & chocolate profiterole tower.
Bournemouth Wedding Show – March 13th 2016
Happily Ever Afters is exhibiting at this year’s Wedding Show in Bournemouth. Taking place at the The Ocean View Hotel on 13th March from 1-4pm, you can meet wedding suppliers, enjoy a glass of bubbly and canapés and pick up lots of ideas for your wedding and/or hen party. We will be showing off our Cheese and Dessert Bars, as well as the Ferris Wheel and Popcorn Hamper.