Cheesecake? No, cheese cakes. As in big old wedding cakes made of cheese and nothing but cheese. And not just any cheese, but really fancy cheese that yours truly thinks tastes a lot like a dismembered toe that’s been left in the sun too long. But I understand that the world is full of cheese enthusiasts or else why would there be roughly 10000000 varieties of cheese? Anyway, we’ve mentioned cheese wedding cakes here before, but I don’t recall that we’ve ever shown you any and I happened to run across these lovely specimens from The Cheese Shed.
While I’ve read here and there that wedding cheese cakes are a growing trend or trendy or a trend on its way out, nearly all of the shops specializing in them that I’ve found have been in the UK and I don’t know anyone (nor have I heard of anyone through acquaintances) who’s had one. That said, if the idea appeals, I can’t see that it would be too hard to DIY provided you live near a nice cheese shop and are just a bit handy when it comes to decorating things.
Do keep in mind that you may very well need to cut your cheese wedding cake with something other than a cake knife – think wire cheese cutter or something similar. Also being that I don’t care for cheese myself I don’t really know if this is true, but it might not hurt to choose types of cheese that harmonize on the tongue – on the other hand, The Cheese Shed seems to choose the cheeses in its off-the-rack wedding cakes based on rind colors.