A sculpture of the signing of the Declaration of Independence made from a one-tonne block of cheddar cheese glistens on the sidewalk of Times Square in New York as an artist’s tribute to the Fourth of July.
“It’s very patriotic, using the signing of the Declaration of Independence, bringing Americans together for the Fourth,” said Troy Landwehr, who carved the sculpture for cracker company Cheez-It to celebrate U.S. Independence Day.
He worked eight hours a day for a week in a 40-degree cooler carving the block of Wisconsin cheddar.
“The cheddar has been pasteurized and will not melt,” Landwehr said. “What I spray on it is cooking oil and that stops it from drying out and cracking,” he said. “That’s why it looks sweaty. It actually preserves the cheese.”
Enough crackers to go round, it should be a success after the holiday, as well.