Sarah the Cheese Lady - Carved for Attention
Sarah received a degree in Commercial Art in Madison, WI and worked for the Wisconsin dairy industry for 16 years. That’s where her natural-born “Cheddar Head” talents were honed and perfected. As Creative Director for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board she worked on national advertising and public relations promotions for the Wisconsin dairy industry. There, her interest in cheese carving was encouraged and her first sculptures were used in trade and consumer promotions. Sarah also helped develop a cheese carving training program.
Some of “The Cheese Lady’s” notable sculptures include:
A Six-Foot Long Aircraft Carrier for the USS Regan
A 120-Pound Mickey Mouse
A 300-Pound Gorilla
A Six-Foot-Long Cheddar Gator for the University of Florida
Several Television Personalities (Including Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Al Roker and Ann Curry, and Marc Sommers
)Sports Stars (Al Michaels and Jon Madden, Cincinnati Red’s Hall of Fam-er Joe Nuxhall)
Guinness World Record Holder ta boot!
I wondered what does Sarah do with all the cheese scraps she cuts away from the block while carving? But, it turns out that most of her work is done live at a festival or some sort and during the demonstration in a cold box with a 160 lb block Cabot cheddar the scraps are handed out to the viewing audience to eat! That's a lot of cheese!