Cheese Artist to Sculpt Mt. Rushmore From Cheddar
640-block of mild cheddar cheese will be carved.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: July 4th, 2012
t's not a job title many of us will ever claim—cheese artist. But that's what Wisconsin man Troy Landwehr spends his days doing, and his next project involves sculpting a 640-pound block of cheddar cheese into a replica of Mount Rushmore. The art project will be called My Country 'Tis of Cheese, naturally.
The Lord's Place, a charity that provides for the area's homeless population, will use the cheese scraps at the shelter.
He'll carve the sculpture this week in the lobby of West Palm Beach's City Hall in Florida before moving it to the Lake Pavilion for the Fourth of July celebrations on Wedesday.
And there's no worries about what happens to all the discarded cheese—chefs at The Lord's Place, a "charity that provides supportive housing and case management for the area's homeless," will collect the scraps and use them at the shelter, according to the Palm Beach Post.
It's not the first or only time Landwehr has sculpted something extraordinary out of a massive brick of cheese—he's actually done Mount Rushmore before, in 2007 from a 700-pound block, and he also created a sculpture of the Declaration of Independence in 2008, from a 2000-pound block.