Actually not a bad idea. The problem is it may also leave wrinkles where the plastic wrap bunches up. When I pull the stilton out of the mold on Monday I'll take pics of the emboss. Once I see the condition of the emboss I'll be able to judge which way togo. Personally, since I make them for myself and I don't charge myself, I would rather have food safe plastic and not mess with the other stuff.
But think about it do you really need the date on it. When the cheese is mature are you going to cut it up and give it friends, 'cause if you do then it really doesn't matter. It only becomes necessary if you'll be aging for years. I'm not sure what I want to do. I've just built a new cheese cave out of an upright freezer. I guess I can use tags, but I'm not sure.
How about a poll, since you'll have to use the embossed follower with an open hoop so you can flip with the embossed follower over and use it on the bottom would you people want both bottom and follwer with the embossing? So your name or message in on both sides?