Costco’s New Wedding Cake Is Made Completely Out of Cheese

updated May 24, 2019
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I’m hardly one to be giving wedding cake advice, since my own nuptials ended with the kind of ice cream sundae bar a 6-year-old could only dream of, but if I were to advise someone, I’d say You can say it better with cheddar. And now, Costco gives us the opportunity to do that by selling a wedding cake made entirely out of cheese.

As reported by Delish, the five-tier cake weighs 24 pounds and serves 105 to 150 people and costs $439.99, which might be more than a sundae bar, but turns out to be less than the average wedding cake. The “Cheese Lover Celebration Cake” is made by a company called Sid Wainer & Son and features five wheels of artisan cheese from around the world. Like an IKEA cabinet, the cake comes with some assembly required — what you’re really getting is five wheels of cheese appropriately sized for stacking into a tiered cake. But that allows you the freedom to decorate with flowers, ribbons, or other garnishes.

So what does that buy you? The bottom cheese is a Red Leicester, similar to an English cheddar, with a bright orange color and a sweet, medium-strong flavor. Then comes the Danish blue, subtle and tangy, but with nice pops of blue and green. The middle cheese is Murcia al Vino, a drunken goat cheese cheese — the cheese is dried and then soaked in local Spanish wine, giving it deep color and flavor. Next up is a Tuscan sheep’s milk cheese — semi-firm with a sharp, nutty taste. Finally, the top is a Brillat Savarin triple cream brie from Normandy.

It’s an impressive stack of cheese, and it seems the only thing really missing is the cracker tower to go with it. Oh, and a few good bottles of wine.