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This Artwork's Cheesy...and That's a Good Thing

8th annual cheese sculpture unveiled at State Fair

(WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman)

Indiana's dairy farmers have unveiled their annual artistic contribution to the State Fair: a sculpture made of cheese.

Sarah Kaufmann used three-quarters of a ton of Indiana-made yellow and white cheddar for a sculpture depicting six kids bicycling, lifting weights, and otherwise being healthy and active -- and snacking on dairy products, including yogurt and string cheese.

Kaufmann says she incorporated subtle touches designed to start conversations about the healthful properties of cheese, such as the word "protein" woven into the leotard of one of the kids.

Kaufmann has sculpted cheese for 18 years. She says cheddar is the perfect cheese for the task, because of its density, consistency and affordability.

It's the eighth year the Wisconsin native has carved a cheese sculpture for the American Dairy Association Indiana for the fair. After the fair ends, the cheese will be recycled into biofuel for a second straight year at the Bio Town livestock farm in Reynolds, the White County town which for nine years has sought to make its energy consumption entirely self-sufficient as a state alternative-fuel pilot project.

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