Post # 1
This may be an impossible question, but I know if there’s a solution, you guys will find it 🙂
I love the idea of wedding “cakes” made out of cheese wheels to be served during cocktail hour.
However, is there any way guests can “serve themselves” with this method? It seems to me that this would need to be disassembled, cut, and put out to be served. Are there certain kind of cheeses or designs that may lend themselves to “self service”? The only thing I can think of is a very small scale one made of goat cheese or similar soft cheese, with a cheese knife for serving. Any other ideas?
Post # 3
I have never seen or heard of this before. I am in biiiig trouble. This is fantastic, but yes, now two people are waiting in your answer!!
Post # 4
Make the “first slice” early in the wedding, and then disassemble, cut into quarters or large wedges, and have the catering staff make cheese boards.
Post # 5
@Snow00774: I know- awesome, right?
@nyscpa2be: Yes, that was my thought of how they usually do it, too. However, I’m really interested in serving it during cocktail hour, so that wouldn’t work. Guessing it’s not going to be doable. Bummer.
Post # 6
I love this idea! You could put a sign listing what cheese are there and maybe also say dig in. Have lots of little cheese knives around it. So cute!
Post # 7
Not sure what kind of wedding you are having, but late night gourmet grilled cheese?
Post # 8
That looks amazing and delicious… I LOVE cheese! I can’t help much, but perhaps put the cake on a big display for the first half, then cut it up and serve the cheese with some other more sweet desserts after dinner?
Post # 9
I have seen this before. (I work with a catering company and have seen a lot of weddings.) It is supper cute. If you cut it first and then instruct your caterer to cut it up a bit on every layer others will feel free to dig in. If you don’t I am nearly possitive no one will touch it.
When I say it done they used all differnt types of cheese from hard cheeses to soft cheeses and everything in between.
Post # 10
If you are using this as a substitute for cake cutting, then you obviously have to make the ceremonial slice early in the reception. If you are doing this for the decor effect only, then the wait staff cut it into chunks and place on nearby cheeseboards as needed to keep them replenished.
It is better for the waitstaff to do this so that the cheese is used efficiently and it is also more sanitary to keep people away from the large rounds.