Need a cake that makes a big entrance and is a sure bet to win audience acclaim? Try the Derby Hat.
The Derby Hat combines three artisan cheeses with distinct flavors. The sheep and goats outnumber the cows at this derby; one goat milk, one sheep milk, and one mixed-milk make up this cake’s flavor profile.
We can imagine this cake going over well in Louisville, before the gun sounds at Churchill Downs…but you’ll need more than one cake to serve that crowd.
The Derby Hat Cake of Cheese features three cheeses:
Wabash Cannonball is a soft, goat milk cheese made by Capriole in Greenville, Indiana. Like its namesake, the train, this cheese travels to your cheese board rather quickly – ripening in only 10 days. It has won Best in Show at the American Cheese Society awards.
Triple Play is a mixed-milk cheese made by Hook’s Cheese in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Furthermore, its name reflects the combination of sheep, goat and cow milks that flavor this unique creation, which the producer says has notes of Havarti, Gouda and baby Swiss cheeses.
Porto Duet is a sheep milk cheese made by Carr Valley Cheese in La Valle, Wisconsin. In fact, it is washed in Port wine from Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.
This cake is approximately 6 inches wide (at its base) and 11 inches tall. It contains approximately 66 1-ounce servings of cheese.
Note: Flowers seen with this cake are available for a separate charge. They must be ordered at least two weeks in advance of cake pick-up/delivery, and come from Daffodil Parker.