Friday, July 4, 2008

Cheese art for the Glorious 4th

Ok, so I haven't posted in a loooooooong while. Sorry 'bout that.

But here's a small bit of news, in honor of the nation's birthday (that nation is the US of A, natch): The cheese art movement is continuing apace, as Slashfood reports.

Sarah Kaufmann has been creating large and small sculptures out of cheese since 1981. This July 4th, Sarah is hand-sculpting cheddar cheese to design a scene (with a 15-foot circumference) of popular Wisconsin icons in a "Spirit of '76"-style parade.

In the past, people have crowded around Sarah as she produced her cheese masterpieces. For the next couple of days, people can once again gather to see the cheese turn into three dimensional characters. Today through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the public is invited to the Madison, WI Sam's Club to taste the cheese and purchase their own piece of the 5,000-pound cheddar.

For the full story, click here.