Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Big Cheese CONTEST

On any ordinary day, when I’m pondering great works of art (I mean, don’t we all?), my mind wanders with thoughts of marble…clay…bronze…and cheese.



If you’re a fairgoer, you are probably very familiar with the gargantuan cheese sculptures made by the “cheese lady”, Sara Kaufman. Each year, the American Dairy Association of Indiana sponsors Sara to sculpt something out of 1300 pounds of cheese throughout the entirety of the fair. Take a look at past years’ projects to jog your memory.

This year, ADAI is holding a contest. They want YOUR help in deciding what the Cheese Lady should create at the fair!

Click here for rules and guidelines of The Big Cheese Contest!

So what do you think? Michaelangelo’s Statue of David in a nice light Swiss? A Pepper Jack version of Rodin’s The Thinker? Personally, if someone were to sculpt a likeness of me, I would like to think I’d be made of a good sharp Cheddar, perhaps with Mozzarella hair.

After your winning idea is on display for the 17 days of the fair, just be sure to bring lots of crackers. And a really big knife.

Submitted by Claire Wilcher


  1. Thanks for the post! We can't wait to see what great ideas everyone has!

  2. Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful and useful information with us.

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  3. So glad you check-up on events at the Fairgrounds and what's coming up at the Fair!