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Food artist sculpts nativity scene using 90 pounds of cheddar cheese

Oh my gouda.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 27, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 2:20 pm CDT

What says #blessed more than a night in with some wine and cheese, right? Well, this nativity scene made completely out of cheese sure does.

Artist Prudence Staite made the iconic church fixture at Christmastime with her bare hands, some tools, and some good ole’ cheddar. A cheese company hired Staite to use almost 90 pounds of mature cheddar to sculpt out the holy scene.

Staite was a fine artist by trade who got bored with “proper art” and became a food artist 15 years ago. In the video, she points out that you typically get something like a gingerbread nativity scene, so she was excited to go down a more savory route. To get all those details just right—including baby Cheesus’s angelic face—she used a cocktail stick and magnifier. 

Talking about the birth of Christ has never been cheesier.

H/T Complex | Screenshot via SWNS TV/YouTube

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*First Published: Nov 27, 2015, 3:56 pm CST