A Cheesy Tribute To The Founding Fathers

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A very big cheese was used to sculpt the big cheesees of Independence Day: It's a one-ton cheddar cheese carved into likenesses of the Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence. The artist, a Wisconsin native, says the sculpture should ripen enough on its tour of Philadelphia and New York to donate it later to food pantries.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A very big cheese was used to sculpt, well, the big cheeses of this Fourth of July. It's a one-ton cheddar cheese carved into likenesses of the Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence. This edible history lesson is based on a painting that hangs in the Capitol. The artist, guess what, a Wisconsin native, says the sculpture should ripen on its tour of Philadelphia and New York, enough to donate it later to food pantries.

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