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Cheese Art in Grand Central Terminal


This cheese art at Grand Central Station looks almost too good to eat. Today and tomorrow, cheese replicas of art by famous painters such as Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin and Raphaelle Peale will be displayed at Vanderbilt Hall at New York City’s Grand Central Station in an event called “Eat the Art.”

The two-day cheese gallery is hosted by the folks at Castello cheese, who believe that cheesemaking is a finely tuned craft, like art. They are paying homage to that idea by showcasing edible art from celebrated artists, beginning with artists from the late 19th century. Food artists Jim Victor and Marie Pelton will be on-site during the two-day event, hand sculpting edible structures from Castello’s Alps Selection Hirten cheese. 

“We are honored to be a part of this unparalleled gallery experience,” said Victor in the press release. “Connoisseurs of fine food and art alike will delight in the aesthetic of the realism and post-impressionism art and the delectable taste of Castello creatively crafted cheese.”

Guests are encouraged to see, smell, and taste the cheese displayed at Vanderbilt Hall–they’re even allowed to sample the cheese directly from the artwork. Additionally, thousands of samples of Castello Harvarti are being offered throughout the event. 

Photo Credit: Castello USA Twitter

Erica Mixon

Erica Mixon is an editorial intern at Culture. Mixon is also the arts editor of Emerson College's student-run newspaper, the Berkeley Beacon, and editor in chief of an upcoming human resources blog, HRTalentManagement. While Erica is not editing or writing, she enjoys spending time in her hometown of Ogunquit, Maine.