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Last Updated: Sunday, 1 July 2007, 04:18 GMT 05:18 UK
US man sculpts cheese presidents
Troy Landwehr with his giant cheese Mount Rushmore
Mr Landwehr's cheesy creation is set to go on a US tour
A US man has created an unusual homage to four former presidents - sculpting their faces in a giant block of cheese.

Troy Landwehr, of Little Chute, Wisconsin, used a 700-pound (318kg) wedge of cheddar for his creation.

It replicates Mount Rushmore, into which the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln have been carved.

A veteran sculptor, Mr Landwehr has been creating objects out of cheese for nearly 20 years.

His first project was a Batman logo, Wisconsin's Appleton Post-Crescent newspaper reported.

"It's amazing where the power of cheese has taken me over the years," the daily quoted him as saying.

Mr Landwehr was commissioned to make the sculpture by a cracker company.

He is to promote his creation in New York before sending it off on a publicity tour, but the jumbo-sized snack is ultimately destined to be cut into cubes in Oklahoma.

"In the end, they'll love eating good Wisconsin cheddar down south," he told the Post-Crescent.

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