In the last few years, couples have been moving away from traditional wedding desserts, and instead opting for more unique and modern treats to serve on their big day.
Lately, "cakes"with tiers made entirely out of cheese have become one of the most popular trends.
Even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were presented with one while visiting Wales before their nuptials last year.
A wedding cake made out of Welsh cheese for Harry and Meghan. pic.twitter.com/ZnEdelW0Xm— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) January 18, 2018
To make these types of "cakes" even more accessible to brides and grooms-to-be, Costco is now selling their very own Cheese Lovers Celebration Cake.
The creation, which weighs a whopping 22 pounds, includes five wheels of different gourmet cheeses from around the world, and it's a cheese lover's dream come true.
From bottom to top, the "cake" consists of:
- Eight pounds of Red Leicester, which is like English Cheddar and has a "sweet, medium-strong flavor and crumbly texture."
- Seven pounds of Danish Blue, which is "subtle but tangy with only mild blue cheese flavor."
- Five pounds of "drunken goat cheese" Murcia al Vino. The naturally low-fat cheese has been aged for 75 days to allow the wine to be fully infused.
- Three pounds of traditional Tusacan Sheep's Cheese, which has a slightly sharp "clay-like" aroma from being aged on beechwood boards in natural grottos.
- 17 ounces of Brillat Savarin Triple Cream Brie from the Normandy region of France. The "heavenly" cheese "has a soft velvety texture and creamy flavor."
While the special "cake" is available for anyone to purchase, it's not much cheaper than the typical sponge and buttercream-filled confection.
It is priced at $439.99, which isn't too surprising because we all know that good cheese does not come cheap.
Whatever celebration you choose to purchase this dairy masterpiece for, Costco recommends elevating its look by adding flowers, ribbons, and other edible garnishes.
If you do end up serving it at an event, you may also want to put up a disclaimer so your guests don't confuse the cake for a fancy cheese board.
Recently, a bride was reduced to tears after "hungry" guests started indulging in the non-traditional wedding "cake" before she and her new husband had a chance to cut it.
The confusion can be blamed on the fact that the "cake" was made out of an assortment of cheeses, crackers, and fruit, so consider this a cautionary tale.