After the dress and the flowers, the next most important thing about any wedding is the cake. Sure, the rest of the food, decorations and, you know, the person you’re marrying are also important — but there is something about the cake that makes a wedding truly memorable.
While you could go the traditional route of pretty frosting and fondant flowers on your wedding cake, you could also take a totally different path and order Costco’s latest cake invention: a five-tier, 24-pound cheese cake.
No, not cheesecake — it is a towering cake made up of five different layers of cheese.
At $439.99, the cake will serve 105 to 150 people, depending on the number of cheese lovers at the event. Officially called the Cheese Lover Celebration Cake, it consists of different cheeses from around the world. It’s also meant to take the place of a centerpiece, cheese board or the actual wedding cake.
The cake does not arrive assembled, so it is up to you to stack the cheese. Costco’s Cheese Lover Celebrate Cake box includes eight pounds of Red Leicester, seven pounds of Danish Blue, five pounds of Murcia al Vino, three pounds of Tuscan Sheep’s Cheese and 17 ounces of Brillat Savarin Triple Cream Brie.
As Costco instructs on its site, “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.”
Once you finish stacking your cheese cake, you can decorate it to your liking. Simply add flowers, ribbons or other treats. However, the box does not include any decorating accessories, so you’ll have to buy those separately.
You can currently order the product on the Costco website and have it shipped directly to your address.
Of course, if the $439.99 price tag is a bit much for you, you could also re-create the cake on a smaller scale by buying and stacking your own favorite cheeses.
Will you be ordering or making a five-tier cheese cake for your next big event?