Man turns 700-pound block of cheddar into Mount Rushmore replica- Associated Press, June 30, 2007
LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. - It’s George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln — carved out of a giant block of cheese.
Troy Landwehr used his carving tools to turn a 700-pound block of Land O’ Lakes cheddar into a replica of Mount Rushmore.
The cheese carver and winemaker was commissioned by Cheez-It snack crackers to make the monumental carving….
The carving eventually will end up in Oklahoma and be cut into cubes to become a snack itself….
George and Thomas, Abe and Ted,
each of them a giant head
Of cheese, carved from a block by Troy:
now, Lord in Heaven, there’s a boy
Who knows how patriots should act!
Each President, preserved intact
Until he’s cut in cubes to please us.
Pray God that next he’ll tackle Jesus!
Bruce Bennett teaches writing and literature at Wells College in Aurora, New York. He would have liked to see the 700-pound block of cheddar carved into a replica of Mount Rushmore, but is just as happy that the Thanksgiving Eel did not beat out the turkey.