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Alternative Cheese Cakes


When you hear the word “cheesecake” you’re probably thinking of the typical sweet and smooth dessert made with eggs, flour, and cream cheese — but what about a cake made out of only cheese or entirely of pizza? Savory cheesecakes are definitely a thing, and they’re taking the world by storm.

Wedding Cakes

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Photo Credit: Churchmouse Cheeses

Attending a wedding soon? If it’s in the US or the UK, there’s a chance the happy couple will be cutting something cheesy, not chocolate-y. Instead of your average one-flavor wedding cake, many newlyweds today are offering their guests tiers of cheddar, Brie, and goat cheese decorated with fruit, and sometimes iced with marscapone

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Photo Credit: Larry Roberts

The idea is certainly untraditional, but not unheard of. Cheese shops across the country are offering their wedding cheese cake services — even Cypress Grove Chèvre. According to marketing director Janne Rasmussen, “[these cakes] are a growing trend, because people are becoming aware of their sugar intake, they’re gluten-free — or they just love it.” (It seems like many folks are opting for cheesier weddings — just check out our web editor Amy Scheuerman’s column about her own wedding!)

Pizza Cakes

Get ready for a pizza of epic proportions. This Buzzfeed recipe for a do-it-yourself pepperoni pizza cake involves stacking as many uncooked pizzas as your heart desires and setting them in a cake pan to bake. The recipe was inspired from Canadian chain Boston Pizza’s “Pizza Game Changers” campaign. In the voting round, pizza cake beat out its other competitors which included pizza tacos and pizza-flavored mints.

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The team at NPR gave it a try and had this to say: “It’s not exactly (how much you like pizza) x (number of layers), but it’s pretty fun. You lose any crispiness of crust that you’d get in a conventional pizza, but the obscene amount of cheese you’re eating makes you forget about that pretty quick.

“Obscene amount of cheese” sounds just perfect to us.

Photo Credit: Featured Image courtesy of Boston Pizza

Jamie Ditaranto

Jamie Ditaranto is a senior at Emerson College and an online editorial intern for culture, who enjoys writing, photography, and travel. She finds a way to sneak cheese into just about every meal and is a sucker for free samples.