Cheese lovers (and those who are lactose intolerant but indulge regardless): Your dream wedding cake finally exists. Costco is selling a five-tier wedding cake made of five different types of cheeses from around the world. We don't know about you, but our stomachs are already saying "cheese" to this epicurian marvel.
“Comprised of gourmet cheeses sourced from around the world, the Cheese Lover Celebration Cake is a striking and delicious alternative to a classic centerpiece, cake, or cheese board,” the description reads.
The Sid Wainer & Son Cheese Lover Artisan Wedding Cake has a round base of eight pounds of Red Leicester, a medium cheddar. From there, seven pounds of Danish Blue (a beautifully veined mild blue cheese), five pounds of Murcia al Vino (a goat cheese from Southern Spain that's immersed in local Murcia wine), three pounds of Tuscan Sheep’s Cheese (a sharp and nutty flavored cheese), and just over a pound of White Angelique Triple Cream Brie follow in tiers.
Together, the cake weighs in at a gut-busting 24 pounds, serves 105 to 150 people, and can be yours for $440, which is about the average cost of a traditional wedding cake for a similar number of guests. It does require some assembly, but it's nothing more complicated than stacking the cheese wheels in order from largest to smallest. Or, for a fresh take on a deconstructed cake, the wheels could be displayed separately on individual cake stands grouped together.
Back in 2018, we gazed into our crystal ball and predicted that cakes made from wheels of cheese would be a big wedding cake trend in 2019, and it seems that our prediction was spot on. This Costco option is a perfect choice for couples who favor savory over sweet and want to offer their guests something quirky and unique, but still sophisticated. The cake is already colorful, due to the natural hues of the cheeses, but you can further dress it up to make it suitable for your formal event; take inspiration from the Costco version and doll your cake up with flowers and greenery or add fresh fruit, dried fruit,and nuts.
If a tower of cheese is too low-key to swap for a real cake at your wedding, this cake could be perfect for pre-wedding parties and cocktail hours alike. The cheeses make a fabulous complement to sparkling wine, and would be right at home at your post-celebration sendoff brunch.
While we can’t deny how beautiful a traditional white cake can be, cake alternatives are definitely getting the attention of our taste buds. From single-tier cakes, macaron towers, doughnut walls, and now cakes made of cheese, the options are endless—and endlessly delicious.