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Cheese sculpture demo, Niles, 2/20-21

Cheese sculpture demo, Niles, 2/20-21
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    Post #1 - February 19th, 2010, 3:33 pm
    Post #1 - February 19th, 2010, 3:33 pm Post #1 - February 19th, 2010, 3:33 pm
    Gapers Block reports that "World-famous cheese sculptor Sarah Kaufman" will be carving at the Niles Meijer this weekend.
  • Post #2 - February 19th, 2010, 4:29 pm
    Post #2 - February 19th, 2010, 4:29 pm Post #2 - February 19th, 2010, 4:29 pm
    I believe it was Sarah Kaufman (a Wisconsin native by the way) who carved the spectacular Chicago skyline at the American Cheese Society 2008 meeting.

    Image

    According to Gapers Block, this time she'll be carving the Niles skyline (thewhat?).
  • Post #3 - February 19th, 2010, 4:36 pm
    Post #3 - February 19th, 2010, 4:36 pm Post #3 - February 19th, 2010, 4:36 pm
    Rene G wrote:
    According to Gapers Block, this time she'll be carving the Niles skyline (thewhat?).


    How about the Leaning Tower on Touhy? :)
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #4 - February 19th, 2010, 5:00 pm
    Post #4 - February 19th, 2010, 5:00 pm Post #4 - February 19th, 2010, 5:00 pm
    Hi,

    Thanks! I will definitely be there to see her in process.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #5 - February 20th, 2010, 10:34 pm
    Post #5 - February 20th, 2010, 10:34 pm Post #5 - February 20th, 2010, 10:34 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    Rene G wrote:
    According to Gapers Block, this time she'll be carving the Niles skyline (thewhat?).


    How about the Leaning Tower on Touhy? :)


    :lol: That's too funny! I might have to stop by. I could use it as a map next time people want to know how to get to our house. (Take a left at the edam...)
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

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  • Post #6 - February 21st, 2010, 9:41 am
    Post #6 - February 21st, 2010, 9:41 am Post #6 - February 21st, 2010, 9:41 am
    Hi,

    A friend went yesterday, then left an enthusiastic voicemail about this event. Not only did she find the artist interesting to talk, they are discounting the cheese. She provided an example of a cheese normally costing $7.99/lb was now $4.99/lb.

    I plan to stop by sometime today. I love stuff like this.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #7 - February 21st, 2010, 10:04 pm
    Post #7 - February 21st, 2010, 10:04 pm Post #7 - February 21st, 2010, 10:04 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    Rene G wrote:
    According to Gapers Block, this time she'll be carving the Niles skyline (thewhat?).


    How about the Leaning Tower on Touhy? :)

    Dave, you are a winner! She did carve the Leaning Tower on Touhy!

    Image

    I arrived just as Sarah finished her masterpiece.

    Image

    There were pictures of her other great works, though my personal favorite was a collection of mushrooms:

    Image

    When we were there, Sarah was all business. She was showing her effort to the Meijer's manager. Taking pictures with store officials. Showing them press coverage from this cheese carving event and all the cheese sold. She proved to them she earned her keep.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #8 - February 22nd, 2010, 6:32 am
    Post #8 - February 22nd, 2010, 6:32 am Post #8 - February 22nd, 2010, 6:32 am
    Ha! I love that our skyline is one building and a billboard. Home sweet home! :lol:
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #9 - February 22nd, 2010, 7:03 am
    Post #9 - February 22nd, 2010, 7:03 am Post #9 - February 22nd, 2010, 7:03 am
    I demand a plaque or a certificate of recognition :!: :wink:
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #10 - February 22nd, 2010, 7:52 am
    Post #10 - February 22nd, 2010, 7:52 am Post #10 - February 22nd, 2010, 7:52 am
    Dave148 wrote:I demand a plaque or a certificate of recognition :!: :wink:


    Dave,

    Next time I cut the cheese, I'll be thinking of you. :wink:
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #11 - February 22nd, 2010, 8:11 am
    Post #11 - February 22nd, 2010, 8:11 am Post #11 - February 22nd, 2010, 8:11 am
    stevez wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:I demand a plaque or a certificate of recognition :!: :wink:


    Dave,

    Next time I cut the cheese, I'll be thinking of you. :wink:

    Thanks. I'm deeply touched.
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #12 - February 22nd, 2010, 9:04 am
    Post #12 - February 22nd, 2010, 9:04 am Post #12 - February 22nd, 2010, 9:04 am
    Pie Lady wrote:Ha! I love that our skyline is one building and a billboard. Home sweet home! :lol:

    It wasn't exactly a billboard flanking the tower, it was the Meijer name.

    My Mom thought I was goofy to make a detour to Niles on our way to Grayslake. Once she saw it, she was glad we did it. It was really quite well done.

    I overheard Sarah commenting this cheese sculpting effort really took over her life the last five years. She seems to be in heavy demand. Now if she branched into butter figures, she would really have a full dairy art life.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #13 - February 22nd, 2010, 4:04 pm
    Post #13 - February 22nd, 2010, 4:04 pm Post #13 - February 22nd, 2010, 4:04 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:I overheard Sarah commenting this cheese sculpting effort really took over her life the last five years. She seems to be in heavy demand. Now if she branched into butter figures, she would really have a full dairy art life.


    The skyline of Niles! I'm sorry I missed this event. Thanks, Cathy, for sharing pictures.

    I'd love to see more people taking after Tibetan butter sculpture with less agricultural subjects (not necessarily religious) and more color.
  • Post #14 - March 25th, 2010, 4:35 pm
    Post #14 - March 25th, 2010, 4:35 pm Post #14 - March 25th, 2010, 4:35 pm
    Hi,

    Via my flickr account, I was asked to lend my carved cheese Pisa picture to group Leaning Towers of Pisa in the world. Quite a few cakes and chocolate pisas, but only one carved from cheese!

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast

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