A fast growing trend, the wedding cheese cake is created by layering wheels of at least four speciality cheeses. The Wild Grazer works exclusively with local Irish suppliers including Gubbeen, and Cooleeney, and has a range of over 20 cheeses for couples to choose from.
The wedding cheese cakes offering was developed in response to Irish couples’s increasing appetite for bucking traditions in favour of newer alternatives for their big day. The cheese cakes, which come peppered with seasonal produce like figs and passion fruit, provide an Instagramable centerpiece and savory snack that can fuel guest’s dancing into the night.
Led by Kilkeeny-native, Sarah Mc Gree, The Wild Grazer promotes a zero waste philosophy. Events are traditionally big offenders when it comes to food waste, combatting this, The Wild Grazer’s cheese cakes give couples the option to serve any remaining cheese as part of a grazing table or individual grazing cups for day two of the wedding, saving catering costs and significantly reducing wastage.
McGree, spent her twenties working in The US and Canada where she catered events for clients including Hilary Clinton and Warren Buffet, and held the position of Senior Wedding and Events Specialist at The Gladstone, one of Toronto’s most celebrated boutique hotels’. Drawn back to Ireland during Covid, she coupled her international experience with best of local produce to start The Wild Grazer. Born out of a desire to create special moments at home during lockdown, The Wild Grazer began offering home grazing platters and expanded its offering to include event catering as the industry opened up.
McGree has recently invested in a bespoke catering kitchen to increase capacity and expand the wedding cheese cake offering nationwide. Speaking about the launch, she said:
‘We are delighted to bring our wedding cheese cake offering to couples across Ireland. We are fortunate to work with so many fantastic Irish cheesemongers, with their rich selection of cheeses we can work closely with our clients to identify the textures and flavour profiles that best personify the couple. A wedding cheese cake creates that show stopper moment that every couple wants on their special day’.