Troy Landwehr has been commissioned by Cheez-It to honor Americas greatest patriots by carving John Trumbulls iconic painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence from a 2,000-pound round of cheddar cheese.
Landwehrs cheesy masterpiece will be unveiled July 4 at Independence Mall in Philadelphia, and hes been working hard to transfer the tiny details of the painting onto the Big Cheese.
He says the toughest part is carving John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, while still trying to fit the numerous other signers in the background.
All in all, the project will take him more than 45 hours to complete, but he wont be taking any tempting snack breaks in the process.
Although Landwehr tasted the cheese before he began carving, he resists the urge to nibble at it while he works.
Hes a bit burnt out on cheddar since working with it so much lately and says hell switch to eating blue cheese after he finishes the intricate carving.
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