Five-tier Cheese Wedding Cake from Costco

Clearly, whoever came up with the idea of this alternative to traditional wedding cake does not think about those who are lactose intolerant. Just saying… What you see here is a five-tier wedding cake made entirely of gourmet cheese sourced from around the world and it is currently listed on Costco website under ‘Gourmet Foods’. Mind you. That’s a cake composed entirely of cheese, not cheese cake. There’s a difference between the two.

Officially referred as the Cheese Lover Artisan Wedding Cake, this cheesy multi-tier wedding cake alternative is from specialty produce and food distributors Sid Wainer & Son and features around 8 pounds of cow’s milk Red Leicester, 7 pounds of tangy Danish Blue, 5 pounds of Murcia al Vino drunken goat cheese, 3 pounds of Tuscan Sheep’s Cheese, and 17 ounces of Brillat Savarin Triple Cream Brie. Basically, it has nothing less than the best cheese.

All told, this five-tier cheese lover celebration cake (as it is also called) packs a cool an average of 24 pounds of artisan cheese enough for up to 150 people, and cost a cool $439.99 which, according to Costco, works out to around $18.33 per pound. I have no idea why there’s the need to break it down to cost per pound. The truth be told, this alternative wedding cake is merely blocks of cheese stacked together. The decoration has to be done by yourself.

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So, it is no different than going to your favorite cheese specialist and buying a few blocks and stack them together. Don’t believe? Here, read this:

“Upon receiving your shipment, open the box and remove all of the cheese. Immediately transfer the wrapped cheese wheels into refrigeration until you are ready to use and assemble.  When you are ready to assemble, take the cheese out of refrigeration, unwrap it and start stacking with the largest wheel on the bottom and end with the smallest on top. Decorate with décor of your choice (flowers and décor are not included).”

So, there you go. A literally cheese cake for your wedding. Costco described it as “a striking and delicious alternative to a classic centrepiece, cake, or cheese board.” Well, it is so only if none of your guests is lactose intolerance. But hey, at least, this is one wedding cake that all tiers are edible. If you know what I mean.

Images: Costco.

Source: MarketWatch.