Cheese lovers (and those who are lactose intolerant but indulge regardless): Your dream wedding cake finally exists. Costco is now selling a five-tier wedding cake made of five different types of cheeses—our stomach can’t take it, but we will try.
“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 mild blue cheese), five pounds of Murcia al Vino (a drunken goat cheese), three pounds of Tuscan Sheep’s Cheese (a nutty flavored cheese) and just over a pound of Brillat-Savarin Triple Cream Brie follow in tiers.
Together, the cake is 24 pounds, serves 105 to 150 people, and can be yours for $440.
This is just the first sign that our predictions were right: “Cheese” cakes will be a big wedding cake trend in 2019. It’s perfect for couples who favor savory over sweet and want to offer their guests something unique. 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.
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.
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, and now cakes made of cheese, the options are endless—and delicious.