A New Kind of Cheese Cake

Some couples are skipping the tradtional wedding cake altogether in favor of one that's entirely made of cheese. Who better than the local cheesemonger to help create such a memorable showpiece?

Ken Monteleone, owner of Fromagination Artisanal Cheeses & Perfect Companions in Madison, WI, has created several of these custom "cakes" for customers. "We did on ewith a cave-aged Cheddar, Pleasant Ridge Reserve and a small Blue Cheese on top," he said. "It was cut up and served as a cheese plate. You could apricots or cranberries to make it look more festive."

Monteleone has created cakes that serve upwards of 100 people for $350 to $400, making this cheesy option an affordable alternative to the traditional wedding cake. Cakes can be tailored to each couple's flavor preferences.