Friday, July 4, 2008

Celebrate Independance Day With One Ton Of Cheese

Cheese is good. Cheddar is great. But what does it have to do with Independence day?

A sculpture of the signing of the Declaration of Independence made from a one-tonne block of cheddar cheese glistened on the sidewalk of Times Square in New York on Thursday 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 hardest part was trying to keep everybody in proportion," he said

Well there you have it people, patriotic cheese.

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