Pro Cheese Sculptor on Working with Cheese: "It's much more delightful than working with wood or stone. You can snack while you work."


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Sarah Kaufmann is one of only three people in the United States who make their living carving cheese. That's right, the "Cheese Lady" is a professional cheese sculptor.

Why cheese? NPR Blog The Salt explains:

Michelangelo used marble. Sarah Kaufmann uses cheese.

What drew this sculptor to her material? A strong affinity for tangy cheddar or the fact that she hails from the proudest cheese state in the nation, Wisconsin?

No, as 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."

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