Warning: Vegan friends, scroll with caution. Explicit photos of cheese ahead!
I’m not ashamed to admit that I have an insatiable sweet tooth, but it pales significantly in comparison to my cheese tooth. By way of example, I’m typing with one hand right now just so that I can hold a hunk of gruyère (okay, it’s $2 cheddar, but I’m pretending) in the other. Believe me, I could do more monetary damage at my corner cheese shop in five minutes than I could at the 59th Street Bloomingdales if someone locked me inside for a week with a suitcase full of cash and an unlimited credit card. Maybe I’m exaggerating a tad bit, but if I had to choose between a perfectly delightful sugary cake and one constructed out of stacked gourmet cheese wheels, I think I’ve made it crystal clear which one would make the cut. Also, let’s face it: Wedding cakes don’t usually taste as pretty as they look. With a typical cake, most guests are content just to admire it from afar, but with a cheese wheel cake, you can count on your dessert table being mobbed by elbowing masses eager to get in on the cheese action. The only downside is that you can’t smash cake in your honey’s face, but I know some ooey-gooey soft cheeses that might do the trick equally well. Just for fun, and in honor of American Cheese Month, I paired some of my favorite cheesy cakes with some of my most beloved dresses from BHLDN. Weigh in, and give us your two cents. Is it yay or nay to the cheese wheel cake?
“YARROW-IN-FLOWER” DRESS, $220 (ON SALE) / CHEESE WHEEL CAKE > INSPIRED BY SUZANNE COLLINS’ THE HUNGER GAMES, STYLED BY NATURALLY YOURS EVENTS, CREATED BY MARION STREET CHEESE MARKET, AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANTHONY BARLICH