Sharlene Griffiths is a devoted cheese-lover. Long before her wedding day, she’d decided that her wedding cake would be made with tiers of different cheeses.

And when she married Duncan recently in Birkenhead, Auckland, the team at Food International worked with Sharlene and her mother, Diane Pedersen, to create that perfect ‘cheesy’ centrepiece for the day. 

The cake was a tower made up with a Maasdam Wheel as the base, Gouda formed the next layer and then a Brie topped off with a Danish Blue.

The innovative cake was covered artistically with grapes, greenery, lavender and some herbs. 

After the formal cake-cutting ceremony, the cheeses were served with crackers, along with big platters of dates, apricots, almonds and cashews (also supplied by Food International). Some homemade brownie was also offered as a sweet treat.

The wedding was a great success and the cheese wedding cake was a big hit with all the guests. They loved the concept, saying:  “it was a wonderful idea.”