A Cheese Sculptor Carves for Veterans Day
Kristofor Husted, from NPR's food blog, The Salt, meets with professional cheese sculptor Sarah Kaufmann as she works tirelessly to create a sculpture for Veterans Day:
Kaufmann tells The Salt, "The cheese found me."
What's more, she says, "it's much more delightful than working with wood or stone. You can snack while you work."
Last week, Kaufmann practiced her craft inside a grocery store in Arlington, Va. The sculpture, commissioned for Veterans Day and the Wounded Warrior Project, depicts a soldier carrying an injured comrade over his shoulders.
Kaufmann, in professional circles and beyond, is known as "the Cheese Lady." She's one of three professional cheese sculptors in the U.S., but she's also part of a growing movement of artists bringing food art out of state fairs and into the mainstream. (Check out the Experimental Food Society's site for some wild food art happening on the other side of the pond.)
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