It’s just a fact that all of the best things in life have cheese: tacos, sandwiches, and that tear-jerker wedding toast from your maid of honor. So, why not add your big day to that list? With a little craftiness and a whole lot of milk, here are 10 exciting ways to show your love for the cheesiest of foods on your wedding day.
1. Cheese Wheel Wedding Cake
Fool your guests by asking them to cut a slice of this pseudo-cake! This stylish and rustic-inspired cheese plate alternative has been popping up at receptions all summer long, using fresh citrus fruits and hearty almonds as fun garnishes. Consider using this trend in the fall with sweet, red grapes, colorful figs, and fragrant herbs as accents.
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Let your loved ones take home a little piece of your favorite food! Homemade favors like these honey, apricot, and cheese baskets or a jar of marinated goat cheese are the perfect treat to send your guests off with! Other cheesy (but not that kind of cheesy) little somethings like engraved cheese boards, spreading knives, and mini graters are functional tools that will serve as a reminder of your big day!
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3. Cheese Table
Forget the cheese plate! Your desire for dairy is so strong, you need an entire table dedicated to it! Pair your favorite formaggio with its classic partners (think wine, fruit, crackers, and charcuterie!) and create a larger-than-life spread that will top any measly cheese plate you've seen before.
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4. Grilled Cheese Bar
Take your favorite childhood lunch and turn it into your guests' favorite food station! Offer a selection of fresh-baked breads, aged cheeses, and unexpected ingredients (bacon, caramelized onions, and all that good stuff) for your friends and family to enjoy fresh off the griddle.
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5. Cheesy Food Trucks
Whether you're a grilled cheese aficionado or a mac and cheese worshiper, there's most definitely a food truck for that. These gourmet kitchens on wheels are the latest wedding alternative to the traditional cocktail stations. Book one of these trendy trucks for a cocktail hour that your guests will talk about for months!
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6. Mac and Cheese Bar
Let your guests get creative with this interactive mac and cheese bar! Indulge their wildest culinary fantasies with toppings like rich lobster, smoky brisket, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, and (of course) more cheese!
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7. Deconstructed Cheese Plate
If you're super set on a traditional cheese plate, then have no fear! Switch up the classic wooden board and spreading knives collection with pre-skewered meat and cheese pairings or bite-sized forkfuls! This trendy, upscale presentation is just enough deviance from the traditional plate to be functional and unique!
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8. Go International!
Who says your taste has to be confined to these 50 states? Take your reception guests around the world and back again with specialty cheese from all across the globe. Take inspiration from the cuisines of France, Italy, Spain, and more to wow your guests with a cheese plate they'll probably need a passport for!
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9. Cheese Fountain
Fact: there should be no age limit on who can enjoy the sight of warm, gooey, and cheesy goodness flowing infinitely from a tiered fountain. Since everyone knows that any sort of fondue fountain is an instant party starter, place one of these bad boys at your cheese station with bite-sized snacks to get your guests on their feet, skewers in hand.
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10. Wedding Cheesecake
Make a statement at your dessert table by swapping out the classic white cake with a flavorful, rich cheesecake! Top this New York favorite with juicy strawberries, ripe cherries, or mounds of chocolate treats for a new, cheesy tradition!