Mount Rushmore now appears cheesy


LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. (AP) – It’s George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln – carved out of a giant block of cheese.

Troy Landwehr used his carving tools to turn a 700-pound block of Land O’ Lakes cheddar into a replica of Mount Rushmore.

The cheese carver and winemaker was commissioned by Cheez-It snack crackers to make the monumental carving.

He’s heading to New York City in coming days to appear on television and promote the sculpture in Times Square.

Then the carving hits the road on a publicity tour, while Landwehr heads home to Little Chute.

The carving eventually will end up in Oklahoma and be cut into cubes to become a snack itself.

Landwehr said that doesn’t bother him.

“In the end, they’ll love eating good Wisconsin cheddar down south,” he said.

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