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Wedge & Bottle in Ahwatukee Makes Wedding Cakes -- Out of Cheese

You might think you're not the marrying kind. But Wedge & Bottle has something that will make even the most commitment-phobic person ready to tie the knot with their take on the wedding cake. (Assuming you're not lactose intolerant.)

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you -- that is a cake made of cheese: a cheescake, if you will, except not exactly. The four-tier "cake" is layered with with different artisan cheeses and decorated with lavender, Black Mission figs, rosemary, and grapes, making the cake as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious.

See also: How to Assemble the Perfect Cheese Plate

Suspend all cynicism right now because, yes, we're aware it's just a bunch of wheels of cheese stacked on top of each other. However, we also know that a bunch of wheels of cheese stacked on top of each other is totally awesome.

The example cake features Mt. Tam from Cowgirl Creamery, Carmody from Bellwether Farms, Humboldt Fog from Cypress Grove Chevre, and Marisa from Carr Valley. However, the fruit and flower garnishes and the cheeses used can be customizable to order. You can also make increase or decrease the number of tiers for your ideal cake, though the one pictured can feed 125 to 175 guests.

You can order one of these cheesy beauties for $450 through Wedge & Bottle by calling 480-704-1255. The Ahwatukee wine and cheese shop recommends a month's notice in advance of your event to ensure all that cheese gets to you on time.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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