Yes, you heard us right – cheese sculpting. As in sculptures made of cheese.
Renowned food artist Prudence Staite showed us how to jazz up your British cheese board this winter.
Cheese sculpting Snowman
500g mature Cheddar
200g Red Leicester
Sprigs of rosemary or grape twigs
Choose 500g of your favourite mature Cheddar – the crumblier the better.
Grate the cheese and then use a food processer to blend the cheese.
Slowly add a tablespoon of water to the mixture, so it becomes easy to mould.
Roll the cheese into a large ball for the body and then a slightly smaller ball for the head, putting a bit to one side so that you can make a hat for the snowman later.
Then put the smaller ball on top of the large ball and use a fork to add texture to your snowman.
For the hat, cut a circle out of a 2cm thick piece of cheese, using a sharp knife, and place on top of the snowman's head. To add height, you could cut out another slightly smaller circle and then put this on top of the larger circle.
For the eyes and mouth, press black peppercorns into the cheese.
Use a thin slither of Red Leicester cheese to wrap around the snowman to make a scarf. You could also add another peppercorn to hold the two ends of the scarf in place and act as a button.
Then use sprigs of rosemary/grape twigs to make arms for the snowman.
Voila – you have your very own cheese snowman to present on your festive cheeseboard!
Drop what you're doing and have a go right now! Your family will thank you.
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