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.